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  • Regulatory Alert- June 2017

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:   Air Quality Virginia DEQ Proposes Significant Increases to Air Permit and Emissions Fees Virginia DEQ is proposing significant increases to permit and emissions fees in 2018 and beyond.  As examples, the following are proposed for 2018: Major NSR permit application fee of $63,000 (in 2017, this fee is $31,894 on the Application Fee Form), Title V permit renewal application fee of $15,000 (in 2017, $10,631), Minor NSR permit application for synthetic minor sources $3,000 (in 2017, $531).  Therefore, if you have a Title V renewal or NSR permitting activity ...
  • Regulatory Alert – March 2017

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:   Air Quality EPA Updates to Air Quality Modeling In December 2016, EPA published significant updates to the Appendix W Guideline on Air Quality Models.  These include updates to AERMOD, updating NO2 chemistry, replacing CALINE3 with AERMOD for mobile source applications, providing techniques for secondary chemical formation of fine particle and ozone pollution and publishing ozone modeling guidelines.  For more information, contact Jessica Gunter at jgunter@aegisenv.com.   DOEE Updates to Air Regulations In Washington D.C., the Department of Energy and Environment has published proposed regulations to include: revisions to Title V fees, addition ...
  • Regulatory Alert – November 2016

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:   Air Quality Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) On September 7th, the EPA issued the final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Update.  CSAPR is intended to reduce NOx emissions from power plants in 22states.  NOx emissions are a major component of ground-level ozone, for which the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAASQS) has been revised to 75 ppb.  CSAPR will take effect beginning in May 2017 when the regulated states must initiate State Implementation Plan(s) (SIP) to reduce ozone concentrations in accordance with the NAAQS.  These SIPs are anticipated to ...
  • Regulatory Alert – May 2016

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:     Air Quality Emergency Engines – Annual Electronic Reporting Past Due Emergency engines >100 HP and being used in emergency demand response programs, or to respond to local reliability or electrical grid voltage or deviation issues: annual reporting was due March 31, 2016. Annual reports should have been submitted electronically through EPA’s Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI) accessed through the Central Data Exchange at http://www.epa.gov/cdx.  A summary of necessary reporting requirements can be reviewed on EPA’s website at http://www3.epa.gov/ttn/atw/icengines.  For more information about RICE or assistance with annual ...
  • Regulatory Alert October-2015

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality VA Major New Source Review Amendments Recently approved revisions to Virginia’s New Source Review regulations, now consistent with USEPA regulations thus leveling the playing field for Virginia facilities, went into effect August 13, 2015. These regulations allow for: A 10-year lookback period for actual emissions rather than the current 5-year period; Using different baseline years for different pollutants instead of requiring the use of the same baseline years for all pollutants; Sources to obtain PALs for 10 years rather than only 5 years; and Use of baseline actual emissions of a ...
  • Regulatory Alert June- 2015

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality Greenhouse Gas Standards Under two (2) separate announcements in June, USEPA proposed activity aimed at curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the US transportation industry. Tighter GHG emission limits and fuel standards pose short-term impacts to transportation and travel costs. Aviation Standards – Along with international efforts to develop international standards for CO2 emissions for the aviation industry by 2016, the USEPA seeks to establish a US standard that is equitable among participating nations and protective of our domestic industry. 60-day public comment period is anticipated soon. To ...
  • Regulatory Alert March- 2015

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements:Air Quality GHG Emissions – PSD and Title V Permitting (UARG v. EPA) On June 23, 2014, the U. S. Supreme Court rendered a decision regarding EPA permitting requirements for stationary sources with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. EPA over reached authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to include GHG emissions in determining whether sources are major for the purposes of PSD and Title V permitting. Congress had established numerical thresholds for major sources for these programs which were not applied in EPA’s Tailoring Rule. Further, the result of this rule would be to ...
  • Regulatory Alert- October 2014

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief reminder of the following regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality GHG Emissions – PSD and Title V Permitting (UARG v. EPA) On June 23, 2014, the U. S. Supreme Court rendered a decision regarding EPA permitting requirements for stationary sources with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. EPA over reached authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to include GHG emissions in determining whether sources are major for the purposes of PSD and Title V permitting. Congress had established numerical thresholds for major sources for these programs which were not applied in EPA’s Tailoring Rule. Further, the result of this ...
  • Regulatory Alert June- 2014

    Emergency Generators and Demand Response Programs; NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ and NSPS Subparts IIII and JJJJ: Air Quality Owners and operators of emergency generators that are currently enrolled in demand response programs, or are considering enrolling in such programs should be aware that NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ and NSPS Subparts IIII and JJJJ have specific requirements for doing so. Whether new or existing, spark ignition or compression ignition, at an area or major source of HAPs, and regardless of size, emergency generators, “…cannot be used for peak shaving or non-emergency demand response, or to generate income for a facility to supply power to an electric grid or otherwise supply power ...
  • Regulatory Alert April- 2014

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief reminder of the following regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality Greenhouse Gas Reporting It is that time again to complete annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting. The US EPA electronic greenhouse gas reporting tool (e-GGRT) is now open, and reports are due March 31st. If designated reporting staff has changed in your organization, you may need to revisit your registration data. http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/reporters/index.html. For more information please contact Jessica Gunter, jgunter@aegisenv.com. Ozone Standard Revision EPA’s consideration for lowering the national ground-level ozone standard is ongoing. The agency’s latest proposal, released in November 2014, suggests a standard between 65 and 70 ppb. The public comment remains open until Tuesday, ...
  • Regulatory Alert March- 2014

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief reminder of the following routine regulatory reporting deadlines: Air Quality State Air Permit Reporting: Generally, Annual Compliance Certifications (for the period January 1 through December 31, 2013) and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports (for the period July 1 through December 31) are required to be submitted on March 1, 2014. Review your permit if an alternate reporting schedule is applicable. Some permits may specify a reporting schedule within 60 days of the anniversary of the effective date of the permit.For more information please contact Taylor Dunford, tdunford@aegisenv.com. Greenhouse Gas Reporting It is that time again to complete annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting. The US EPA electronic greenhouse ...
  • Regulatory Alert January- 2014

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. presents: 1 st Quarter 2014 Regulatory Alert Air Quality Boiler MACT for Area Sources of HAPs: January 20, 2014 was the deadline for area sources subject to NESHAP Subpart JJJJJJ to submit their Initial Notification Form to the EPA. If your facility has a liquid or solid fuel boiler and you are not a major source of hazardous air pollutants, you most likely needed to submit this notification. This form must include the affected sources contact information, pertinent information about their boilers, and be signed by a Responsible Official for the source. Affected sources are also required to complete their Initial Compliance Demonstration by March 21, ...
  • Regulatory Alert April- 2012

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Deadline The EPA issued the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule in August 2011. This rule was formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. The CDR submission period began on February 1, 2012 and will ...
  • Regulatory Alert Jan- 2012

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.VA UST Operator Training Guidance Document is Here The Virginia DEQ finalized and published their guidance document for the new Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training on December 20, 2011. DEQ is now accepting training packages for review. Aegis is excited to be able to offer this ...
  • Regulatory Alert Sept- 2011

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind. Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) was published in the 08/08/2011 Federal Register and will be effective 10/7/2011. CSAPR requires power plants in 27 Eastern and Midwestern states (see the CSAPR SNPR list provided below), and those states, to reduce interstate transport ...
  • Regulatory Alert July- 2011

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.Changes to Diesel and Gas-Fired Engine NSPS On June 8, 2011 EPA finalized amendments to NSPS Subpart IIIII and JJJJ for stationary combustion engines. These amendments cover changes to the Operation and Maintenance manual requirements, as well as revisions to emissions limits. Many of the revised emissions ...
  • Regulatory Alert March- 2011

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.VA UST Operator Training Guidance Document is Here The Virginia DEQ finalized and published their guidance document for the new Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training on December 20, 2011. DEQ is now accepting training packages for review. Aegis is excited to be able to offer this ...
  • Regulatory Alert Sept- 2010

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.New 1-Hr SO2 and NOx NAAQS In a final rule that became effective August 23, 2010, EPA replaced the 24-hr and annual SO2 NAAQS with a 1-hr SO2 NAAQS. EPA set the level of the new standard at 75 ppb. Several states and industry groups have filed ...
  • Regulatory Alert April- 2010

    Aegis Environmental, Inc. has a New Home in Virginia The Richmond office successfully moved into our new building in March! We now have a new address and phone and fax numbers. All the email addresses, the website and the toll-free number are unchanged. The new address, phone and fax numbers are as follows:Aegis Environmental, Inc.
11511 Allecingie Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: 804-378-6015
Fax: 804-379-2389 As always, feel free to call toll-free at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind. Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Plan Due April 1, 2010 For those subject to the GHG Monitoring Rule, your monitoring plan was required to be developed ...
  • Regulatory Alert Oct- 2009

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind. Greenhouse Gas Reporting The final Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting rule was published in the Federal Register on Friday (10/30/09, Vol. 74 No. 209, pages 56260-56519) and will become effective 12/29/09. On September 22, 2009, USEPA issued a final rule that requires mandatory reporting of greenhouse ...
  • Regulatory Alert June- 2009

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind. Air Quality Virginia DEQ has proposed amendments to its air regulations including allowing combining Major PSD, Major Nonattainment, Minor NSR and Major HAP requirements into a single permit; exempting from permitting requirements the use of certain alternative fuels or raw materials; and limiting PAL permits ...
  • Regulatory Alert February- 2009

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.Training Are you and all of your employees properly trained to meet all of the environmental compliance requirements? Are you familiar with what courses are required, who must be trained, and the frequency? Aegis Environmental will be hosting a FREE seminar this spring to answer these questions. ...
  • Regulatory Alert October- 2008

    Below are just a few of the environmental topics that we at Aegis Environmental, Inc. are following closely. If there are other topics you’d like to see covered in future alerts, please let us know at aegis@aegisenv.com. As always, feel free to call us at 888-675-1220 to discuss any issues that are on your mind.Air Quality: Federal Court overrules EPA, Allowing Stricter Air Emissions Monitoring by States A late summer ruling by the Washington, D.C. U.S. Court of Appeals will allow states to implement stricter air pollution monitoring standards. Environmental groups successfully argued that a 2006 EPA ruling, which prohibited states ...