Minnesota stationary IC engines SO2 fuel usage change deadline: 1/31/2018.

November 30, 2017

As environmental managers are planning for 2018, one thing to plan for is Minnesota’s update to Minn. R. 7011.2300 Standards of Performance for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines (IC engines) according to a November 27, 2017 Trinity Consultants report.

No later than January 31, 2018, owners and operators must not combust fuel in an IC engine with a sulfur dioxide content in excess of 0.0015 lb./MMBtu actual heat input unless an alternative sulfur dioxide emission limit has been proposed to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). In order to propose a revised limit, a modeling demonstration and permit amendment application must be submitted.

What this means to you
Effective 1/31/18 Minnesota owners and operators of stationary IC engines must not combust fuel in an IC engine with an SO2 content in excess of 0.0015 lb./MMBtu actual heat input unless an alternative SO2 limit has been proposed to MPCA.

MIRATECH can help
Contact MIRATECH for stationary engine compliance solutions.