New RACT III Rule Updates for PADEP

  

New PADEP Requirements Effective January 1, 2023

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Do you need a new action plan to meet the demands of the recent PCWP MACT Update?

VIM Technologies is ready to help affected sources navigate the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) III rule that was proposed to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on October 17, 2019.

Significant New PADEP Requirements

The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is moving forward on the Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) III rule that was proposed to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on October 17, 2019. The purpose of this rule was to revise the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for compliance with the primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. RACT applies to major sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and/or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted statewide. This revision to the rule will provide additionally reduced emissions limits for NOx and VOCs from the previous PA RACT rules. The compliance deadline for RACT III will be January 1, 2023.

PADEP is revising the RACT standards in response to EPA’s lowering of the NAAQS 8-hour ozone standards in 2015. The proposed RACT requirements would apply to all sources in the Commonwealth that emit or have a potential to emit 100 tons per year (TPY) or more of NOx or have a potential to emit at least 50 TPY of VOCs. It will only affect sources that commenced construction on or before August 3, 2018.

For more detailed information on the changes and how they could impact your specific facility, contact us today!

Introduction to PADEP RACT III

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Learn more about the RACT III rule updates as we dive into a few of the more significant changes and how they may impact your current compliance plan. We provide an overview of what air compliance consists of, an overview of navigating the PADEP “Phase I, II and III” process, and best practices and innovative tools to help streamline compliance. A solid approach with the right plan and correct tools will reduce risk and help ensure compliance.

How VIM Technologies Can Help

VIM Technologies urges affected sources to assess their compliance options to stay ahead of the curve. We are ready to help. Our state-of-the-art DAS is fully equipped to comply with the monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Our regulatory experts (COMPAS Division) have over 125 years of combined CEMS and regulatory experience and have extensive experience complying with the PADEP requirements.

For more detailed information on the changes and how they could impact your specific facility, contact us today!

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