EPA Releases the Revised SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors
August 28, 2013 - The EPA released an updated version of the SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors document, which can be used as a integral tool in developing SPCC Plans and compliance methods for affected facilities. The revised guidance document can be downloaded from EPA's website at SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors. The EPA is also holding webinars to review the revisions with stakeholders of the SPCC regulated community, which are currently scheduled throughout mid-late September.
RICE MACT Deadline - Part 2
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…wait, no, it’s another RICE MACT deadline! The October 19, 2013 compliance date for 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ is just around the corner for Existing Spark Ignition (SI) Engines located at major (if ≤ 500 HP) and area sources of HAPs. Have you categorized your SI engines and evaluated your compliance obligations? Have you determined whether or not you have Remote Stationary RICE? Your Existing SI RICE may be subject to some or all of the following depending on the specific engine category: emissions/operating limitations, O&M requirements, installation of emission controls, performance testing, operating hour tracking, recordkeeping, and reporting. Southshore has performed engine applicability determinations for hundreds of engines and helped numerous facilities establish engine compliance programs. If your company needs assistance navigating the 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ engine rules, please contact our Denver office to discuss how we can assist you.
RICE MACT Deadline
The May 3, 2013 compliance date for 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ is fast approaching for Existing Compression Ignition (CI) Engines. Major and area sources of HAPs with these engines are subject to various requirements, which may include some or all of the following depending on the specific engine category: emissions/operating limitations, O&M requirements, fuel requirements, installation of emission controls, performance testing, operating hour tracking, recordkeeping, and reporting. Southshore's consultants are well-versed in the complexities of the various stationary engine programs (40 CFR 60, Subparts IIII and JJJJ; 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ). If your facility needs assistance navigating the engine rules and establishing a compliance program, feel free to contact our Denver office at (720) 568-0074.
Transport Rule (CSAPR) Rehearing Denied
January 24, 2013 - The US Court of Appeals denied the EPA's petition for a rehearing of the Court's decision to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The US Court of Appeals upheld its decision made in August 2012 based on the same reasoning. The EPA is required to continue with its implementation of CAIR until a valid replacement rule can be promulgated. The EPA will still need to replace CAIR, which was rejected by the Court of Appeals in 2008.
EPA's Transport Rule (CSAPR) Vacated
August 21, 2012 - The U.S. Court of Appeals has vacated the EPA's cross state air pollution rule (CSAPR) along with the associated federal implementation plans (FIPs). As a result, the EPA is required to continue with its implementation of CAIR until a valid replacement rule can be promulgated. In its judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals determined that the CSAPR was fundamentally flawed and that the EPA overstepped its jurisdictional limits in issuing FIPs without giving the affected States an opportunity to submit state implementation plans (SIPs). The ruling can be viewed at CSAPR Vacatur.