April 3, 2015
On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to revise the 40 CFR Part 60 General Provisions and various New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) subparts to include requirements for submitting specified air emissions reports to the EPA electronically. Stationary spark ignition and compression ignition engines are among the list of part 60 subparts affected by the amendment.
Affected facilities will still be required to submit paper reports to state and local agencies, unless these agencies also allow electronic submittal. The EPA’s proposal does not include the addition of any new required reporting. While the majority of NSPS subparts will be affected by these proposed requirements, some subparts are excluded.
The proposed revisions would require affected facilities to submit specific reports required under 40 CFR Part 60 to the EPA’s Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI) through the Central Data Exchange (CDX). Reports required under the 40 CFR Part 60 General Provisions that will be subject to the proposed electronic submittal requirements include:
- Summary reports and/or excess emissions and monitoring systems performance reports [40 CFR 60.7(c)]
- Performance test reports [40 CFR 60.8(a)]
- Performance evaluation reports, also known as relative accuracy test audit (RATA) reports [40 CFR 60.13(c)]
The public comment period on the proposed requirements ends on May 19, 2015. The effective date of the rule will be 90 days after the final rule is published in the Federal Register. More information can be found in EPA’s fact sheet. A complete list of subparts affected and excluded begins on page 15113 of EPA’s proposal as it appears in the Federal Register.
What this means to you
EPA is proposing revisions to New Source Performance Standards subparts – including the SI and CI stationary engine subparts – to include requirements for submitting specified air emissions reports to the EPA electronically.
MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH to learn about spark ignition or compression ignition emission control solutions.