New Year Resolutions: 5 Tips to Improve Your Air Compliance

New Year Resolutions: 5 Tips to Improve Your Air Compliance

It’s a New Year, and one that we couldn’t be happier to see arrive. The new year is the perfect time to take stock and set goals for the year ahead. It’s time to consider New Year’s Resolutions for improving your air compliance programs. We’ve compiled our Top 5 great ideas to consider when planning for the year ahead:

1. Perform Checks on your CEMLink 6 System

Clean up unwanted files off your CEMLink 6 hard drives and check your system’s available storage space, CPU usage, and SQL Server memory usage. Exported files that are no longer needed should be removed. Be sure you have good backups of your PLC and Database files on an external device, and make sure you have a useable backup of CEMLink 6. Make sure that all alarms are acknowledged with proper reason codes and action codes and check that automatic backups are included in your scheduler and are working properly. Check PC/VM storage space. Verify your QA Test Plan/Plan ahead of this year’s CGAs/Linearities and use the Compliance Calendar to help plan for these events. As always, if you have questions or wish for VIM to help, contact VIM Support.

2. Attend a VIM Webinar

Take advantage of the VIM’s free online webinars to broaden your knowledge of the many powerful CEMLink features or sharpen your skills on targeted regulatory topics. VIM conducted 18 free webinars in 2020 and we plan for an even larger offering in 2021. You can visit our website to view our library of past webinars as well as suggest topics for future ones. The webinars are approximately 1 hour in length and can easily fit into your busy schedule.

3. Learn More About VIM’s COMPAS Group

In addition to our state-of-the-art DAHS, did you know that VIM’s COMPAS division offers a wide variety of regulatory compliance services? With close to 200 years of combined air compliance experience our dedicated team is ready to assist with your air compliance needs. From monitoring and quality assurance plans to reporting support and staff training, our team is equipped to do it all. Our latest offering, Environmental Project Assessment Service or EPAS, helps customers define and structure a consolidated air compliance matrix that meets ALL of your facility’s air reporting needs. We regularly post information concerning key regulatory developments to help keep you informed (or follow us on one of our social media links). Whether you’re a CEMLink DAHS customer or not, we look forward to serving as your compliance partner.

4. Review Your Compliance Plans

Experience shows that a review of a source’s QA Plan and Monitoring Plan is an integral component of a regulatory audit. Some state CEM rules require that these plans are updated and checked annually. Be prepared by ensuring that your compliance documents are up to date with current regulatory requirements, CEMS equipment, and procedures. Contact VIM if you want an experienced review of any of your compliance documents.

5. Implement a CEM Program Audit

Be proactive and implement a comprehensive audit of your CEM program to detect compliance gaps or areas for improvement. The VIM COMPAS team can work with a facility to develop an audit scope of work that addresses immediate concerns within your existing CEM program. Our audit scope and checklists leverage decades of industry experience and are constantly updated to reflect current “hot button” topics affecting the industry. Many of our corporate customers rotate through facilities within their portfolio, hitting each one at least once every 5 years. This ensures each site has been checked against an updated set of standards that keep the facility ahead of the curve.