So you have gone through the long, sometimes exhaustive, process of obtaining your state or federal air pollution control permit. It is time to relax right? Wrong! There are many conditions to an air permit and you must comply with all of them. Now is not the time to take your foot off the gas.
Even if you have incorporated the assistance of an environmental consultant, it is your responsibility to make sure that your facility is in compliance with all permit conditions. Conditions with which your facility might need to comply include, but are not limited to:
- Monitoring operating parameters on pollution control equipment including pressure drops, operating/inlet/outlet temperatures, and filter conditions
- Calculating daily, monthly, and/or annual air emissions from permitted contaminant sources.
- Performing stack testing requirements; one-time and/or on-going events.
- Complying with emission limitations; both process-specific and facility-wide.
- Preparing and submitting periodic compliance demonstration reports.
- Preparing and submitting periodic air contaminant emission estimates.
- Complying with any and all EPA MACT/GACT standards whether or not they written into your permit.
Many individuals assume that because their air permit is finally in hand they can relax. Again, that is the wrong time to do so. There are many conditions within the permit with which you must comply as long as the processes/facility is in operation. If you would like any assistance complying with these requirements, please contact Bay Environmental Strategies, Inc. (BAY) at 800-576-2476.