Virginia releases revised/expanded air standard procedures for reviewing excess emissions reports.

September 26, 2018

On September 12, 2018, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) posted their revised air standard operating procedures (ASOP) for reviewing excess emission reports (EER) according to a Trinity Consultants report.

The revision replaces a prior version for continuous emissions monitoring (CEM), issued November 14, 2002 and expands the discussion to cover all monitoring system types that submit EER including:

  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
  • Continuous Opacity Monitoring Systems (COMS)
  • Continuous Parametric Monitoring Systems (CPMS)
  • Predictive Emissions Monitoring Systems (PEMS)

DEQ says the purpose of its revised procedure is to provide clarification and promote consistency regarding the review of EERs. Acceptable reporting elements are detailed within the procedure and sample checklists and report formats are attached as appendices to assist DEQ staff in ensuring all required information is submitted.
The revised document applies to:

What this means to you
Virginia DEQ has posted revised air standard operating procedures (ASOP) for reviewing excess emission reports (EER). Its revised document applies to General Provisions, Existing Stationary Sources and New and Modified Stationary Sources.

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