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1st Edition

Air Quality Permitting

ISBN 9780367448431
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Leonard, R. Leon