CFR received an interesting call from one of our air clients regarding a U.S. EPA SPCC inspection at one of the company’s rail car biodiesel off-loading stations. The company off-loads rail cars into two portable “frac” tanks, each with a 10,000-gallon capacity. The company had hired a local consultant to prepare a SPCC Plan for this operation. The local consultant did not believe that the double-walled frac tanks met the secondary containment requirements of 40 CFR Part 112.
In a final notice published in the Federal Register on April 18th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule retaining the current standards of the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for oxides of nitrogen (NOx). The U.S. EPA published this final rule without a revision of the current standard. This final action becomes effective May 18, 2018. There are two primary standards for oxides of nitrogen: An annual standard, originally
With the comment period wrapping-up on April 16, 2018, there are five chemicals to be aware of related to air emissions permitting in Michigan: Endothall (CAS # 145-73-3), Screening Level Rescinded Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) (#335-67-1), 0.07 ug/m3, 24-hour Avg/Time Perfluorooctanoic Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) (#1763-23-1) 0.07 ug/m3, 24-hour Avg/Time Zinc Oxide (#1314-13-2) 20 ug/m3, 8-hour Avg/Time Hydrogen Sulfide (#7783-06-4) 10 ug/m3, Annual Avg/Time PFOA and PFOS have bec
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed amendments to the Petroleum Refinery Sector Risk and Technology Review and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). According to the EPA, the technical corrections will provide refineries with regulatory clarity and annual cost savings up to $11.5 million. The U.S. EPA proposed amendments (March 19, 2018) to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Refinery MACT 1 and Refinery M