1st Edition

Air Quality Permitting

By R. Leon Leonard Copyright 1997
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This practical book covers all of the fundamentals for obtaining air quality permits for new sources of air pollutant emissions and Title V operating permits for operating sources. Written for facility environmental managers, consultants, and air quality regulatory staff, Air Quality Permitting provides a thorough discussion on the strategies of successfully permitting a facility.

    Permitting Authority
    Delegation of Authority
    Permit Processing Steps
    Ambient Air Quality Standards
    Attainment and Nonattainment Areas
    Sources Needing Permits
    Thresholds for Permitting
    New Source Review in Nonattainment Areas
    Prevention of Significant Deterioration Permitting
    Major Sources Subject to PSD
    Pollutants Subject to PSD Permitting
    PSD Increments
    Major Modifications to PSD Sources
    Prohibitionary Rules
    New Source Performance Standards
    Control Technology Guidelines
    Title V Operating Permits
    Application Preparation
    Application Content
    Title V Permit Content
    Permitting Actions
    Identifying Air Pollutant Sources
    Emission Factors
    Engineering Calculations
    Material Balance
    Source Testing
    Use Approved Source Test and Analysis Methods
    Replicate Process Operations in the Test Conditions
    Maintenance of Steady State Operation
    Measurements Well Above Detection Limits Without Interference
    Other Emission Estimation Topics
    Use of F Factors
    Startups, Shutdowns, and Upsets
    Fugitive Emission Estimates
    Emission Estimate Corrections
    Control Technology Requirement Definitions
    Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER)
    California BACT
    Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT)
    Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT)
    Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)
    Generally Available Control Technology (GACT)
    Toxic Best Available Control Technology (T-BACT)
    Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACM) and Best Available Control Measures (BACM)
    BACT Selection Strategy
    Top-Down BACT Analysis
    Identify Technologies
    Determine Technical Feasibility
    Rank Technically Feasible Alternatives
    Evaluate Impacts of Technology
    BACT Analysis Examples
    Boiler NOx Control
    Need for Emission Offsets
    Offset Quantities Required
    Sources of Offsets
    Offset Prices
    Creating ERCs
    Overview of Air P


    Leonard, R. Leon