January 5, 2015
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is in the process of converting to an Air Emissions Electronic Reporting System (AEERS). Currently, emissions estimates are submitted as paper reports where the data must then be entered by ADEM into an emissions database to assess the applicable fees for the prior calendar year.
The proposed AEERS will consist of web submissions of emissions data as either direct data entry or batch upload, reports created by the system, and the ability to attach applicable documentation to a submission. The current development milestones are as follows:
- November 2014 – AEERS will undergo internal testing
- March 2015 – AEERS will undergo facility testing. If you are interested in participating, contact your ADEM representative
- March 2016 – Target date for AEERS use for Title V sources
AEERS was introduced at the 2014 Annual Meeting and Technical Conference of the Southern Section Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). A copy of the presentation can be found here.
What this means to you
Alabama is converting its emissions reporting system from a paper to a digital model: Air Emissions Electronic Reporting System (AEERS). The state is targeting March 2015 for facility testing. Operators interested in participating in the test should contact ADEM.
MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH to discuss emission compliance strategies in Alabama.