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Tips to Maintain Air Compliance

We recently came across an article in Pollution Engineering that highlights an important issue for all major facilities - air fines and how to avoid them. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure compliance and the best way to do so is by educating yourself and your team and by networking with others in the industry. Below highlights the main points from the article, but please visit the link above for a more detailed approached.

1.     Compliance is a team effort and the best preventive measure is to keep the entire team aware and fully briefed on where the facility stands in regards to compliance. With everyone in the know, compliance becomes a vested interest and a shared responsibility.

2.     A basic review of your facility's Title V permit, a federally enforceable document that provides parameters on plant emissions, is a good first start. A review of the basic allowable permissions contained in the permit will lead the way.

3.     Set a date for a frequent (yearly) review of the Title V permit. This will help flag inconsistencies and avoid further inspections and notices of violation (NOV).

4.     Get to know your local inspectors and do not hesitate to ask them for guidance. Ask them informative questions about what common violations they have seen lately and what others in the industry are doing to keep in good standing.

5.     Check out the following websites: The EPA's Acid Rain Inspectors Guide and the Clean Air Markets Division.

6.     To help keep abreast of changing regulations, join an association membership and attend industry events (conferences, seminars and tradeshows). Organizations such as the ABMA, CIBO and others update their members on a continual basis.

7.     Subscribe to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Monthly Digest Bulletin. This e-magazine can be subscribed to by emailing usaepa@govdelivery.com. 

8.     Show pride in maintaining compliance and recognize and reward employees for their efforts in maintaining compliance.

9.     When evaluating vendors for stack testing, check their references, inquire about their experience in performing the tests needed to stay in compliance, and make sure that their work is conducted to the highest standards. Ask vendors if they are a Qualified Stack Test Individual, or QSTI.

10. Let your customers know about your compliance goals and your efforts to maintain "green" in your facility. Also promote this message to your stakeholders in the community.

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Visit Nationwide Boiler at Power-Gen 2009 - Booth C1-762

It's that time again for Power-Gen and Nationwide Boiler's Sales and Marketing teams are getting ready to exhibit at the 21st Annual international trade show, December 8-10 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

To receive a complimentary exhibit floor pass, please contact Nationwide Boiler at info@nationwideboiler.com or call toll-free 800-227-1966.


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Regulatory Update - Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

Today the EPA published the final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases rules in the Federal Register today.  The final rule is effective December 29, 2009, with reporting requirements in March 2011. Emissions of the six (6) major GHGs must be reported, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), from combustion sources. Emissions of these GHGs are converted to carbon dioxide equivalents, CO2e, and must be reported in metric tons.

Does this apply to you?

The EPA set-up four broad categories in order to identify sources that must report under the program:

(1) Specifically designated facilities, including electric generating facilities.

(2) Facilities that emit more than 25,000 metric tons (MT) of CO2e per year in combined emissions from stationary fuel combustion units and sources in listed categories.

(3) Facilities that meet the following three conditions:

a. not identified in either of the other two categories;

b. aggregate design heat input from stationary fuel combustion units at the facility is greater than 30 MMBtu/hr; and,

c. the facility emits more than 25,000 MT CO2e per year.

Want to learn more? Click the link below for more information:

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html
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Jerryco & Nationwide Boiler Unite

Nationwide Boiler recently announced the signing of a new sales representative for the Houston territory, Jerryco Machine & Boiler Works. This new relationship will help support Nationwide Boiler and Nationwide Environmental Solutions, a strategic business unit of Nationwide Boiler, support its customers in the rental and sale of boilers, environmental control equipment and related auxiliary equipment.

Check out our latest press release for more information and visit www.jerrycoboilers.com to learn more about Jerryco and their long tradition of providing complete customer satisfaction.
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