|March, 2007, Vol 10, No 1|
Due to the ice storms in January, the hearing before the Oklahoma Air Quality Advisory Council scheduled for 9:00 a.m. at the OG&E offices, Wednesday, January 17, 2007 was cancelled and has been rescheduled for April 18, 2007 at the Tulsa campus of Oklahoma State University, 700 N. Greenwood, Tulsa.
AP-42 EMISSION FACTOR UPDATES
Currently, EPA lists only one section under review and open for comments. All of Chapter 15, Ordnance Detonation is under review: the comment period has been extended to February 28, 2007.
Emissions Inventory Workshops
In December 2006, DEQ mailed a new tri-fold pamphlet to Oklahoma companies that submit emissions inventories. The pamphlet announced the annual workshops and provided some basic information about submitting emission inventories.
A total of 163 representatives consisting of industry personnel and consultants attended emissions inventory workshops in Oklahoma City on January 11 and Tulsa on January 18. The annual workshops provide instruction on the submission of emission inventories and the use of the Emissions Inventory web application called REDBUD. Both workshops provided hands-on training opportunities where participants could practice entering information online.
There were several changes in this year’s presentation. A morning session was added that provided an introduction to the basics of emissions inventories and the REDBUD web application. An in-depth discussion followed in the afternoon session.
REDBUD now incorporates additional data trapping; i.e. there are more “Information Required” data fields. As in previous years, the importance of filing early was stressed, particularly when using REDBUD.
Feedback forms returned at the conclusion of each workshop indicated a positive reception of the new workshop format. Questions asked at each workshop will be incorporated in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Emissions Inventory website at http://www.deq.state.ok.us/AQDnew/emissions/EI_FAQs.htm. Copies of all the workshop handouts are also available on this site.
New Federal Rules Being Promulgated
EPA has finalized, or is currently in the process of finalizing, several rules that will affect internal combustion engines and/or glycol dehydrators at sites that are defined as area sources. Area sources are facilities that do not qualify as major sources and are not required to apply for a Title V permit. A brief description of these rules follows:
NSPS, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart JJJJ, Stationary Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines. This subpart was proposed in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006. It will affect all new spark ignition engines and those modified or reconstructed after June 6, 2006. It will impose categories of standards for NOX, CO, NMHC, based on engine power rating, lean-burn or rich-burn, fuel type, and manufacture date.
NESHAP, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HH, Oil and Natural Gas Production Facilities. This subpart originally applied only to facilities which are major sources of HAP. This MACT was extended to area sources on January 3, 2007. For area sources, the MACT only applies to TEG dehydration units. In general, depending on the present amount of benzene emissions from the unit and the location of the facility, an area source with a TEG dehydration unit will have to either: (1) keep records of annual average benzene emissions, (2) certify that the unit will always operate at or less than an “optimum” glycol circulation rate, or (3) install controls on the glycol unit still vent and meet performance, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.
NESHAP, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ, Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE). Changes to this subpart which will affect area sources of HAP were proposed on June 12, 2006. As proposed, this subpart will affect new or reconstructed RICE, located at area sources, with a maximum engine power greater than or equal to 500-hp, constructed or reconstructed after June 12, 2006, and which are manufactured on July 1, 2007or later.
NSPS, 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart IIII—Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression Ignition Internal Combustion Engines. The provisions of this subpart are applicable to manufacturers, owners, and operators of stationary compression ignition (CI) internal combustion engines (ICE) as specified in (1) through (3). For the purposes of this subpart, the date that construction commences is the date the engine is ordered by the owner or operator. (1) Manufacturers of stationary CI ICE with a displacement of less than 30 liters per cylinder where the model year is: (i) 2007 or later, for engines that are not fire pump engines, (ii) The model year listed in table 3 to this subpart or later model year, for fire pump engines. (2) Owners and operators of stationary CI ICE that commence construction after July 11, 2005 where the stationary CI ICE are: (i) Manufactured after April 1, 2006 and are not fire pump engines, or (ii) Manufactured as a certified National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire pump engine after July 1, 2006. (3) Owners and operators of stationary CI ICE that modify or reconstruct their stationary CI ICE after July 11, 2005.
As a result of these rules, sites that may have qualified as “permit exempt” facilities under OAC 252:100-7 may be required to apply for a permit.
2007 LBP Certification Renewal Information
It is time once again for DEQ certified Lead-based Paint (LBP) contractors and firms to renew their certification. The 2007-2008 certification year will end March 31, 2007. To renew a LBP certification, contractors must submit a complete LBP renewal application, including documentation of refresher training and fees to DEQ by March 31, 2007. Refresher training has already begun and will continue through March 2007. Please check our website for current class schedules (see below).
DEQ has a new addition to the LBP program. Randy Ward has assumed the role of LBP Program Manager. Other LBP contacts include Maria Collard for accreditation, Richard Hooper for certification, and Kevin Tallant for compliance and work practice standards. Each contact person can be reached at 405-702-4100. Additional information can be located at our website at http://www.deq.state.ok.us/AQDnew/lbp/index.htm.
The dates and location of the 2007 Smoke Schools have not been set. Information will be posted on the DEQ website, www.deq.state.ok.us, as it becomes available.
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