On March 7, 2023, the EPA Administrator signed the final “Testing Provisions for Air Emission Sources” rule and submitted it for publication in the Federal Register. A copy of unofficial internet version of the rule is available here. The rule will become effective sixty (60) days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. VIM Technologies (VIM) will post an official copy of this rule once it is published in the Federal Register. Read more »
ECMPS 2.0 Re-Engineering
Did You Know?
The Emission Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) 2.0 web-based reporting platform is scheduled for mandatory reporting by Acid Rain Program, Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CASPR), and Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule (Subpart UUUUU, 40 CFR Part 63) affected sources in 2024. More specifically, the Q1 2024 emissions and quality assurance (QA) files must be submitted via ECMPS 2.0 in JSON format by April 30, 2024, reporting deadline.Read more »
EPIC Conference & Exhibit 2023
Energy, Progress, and Innovation Conference (EPIC) returned to Bismarck, North Dakota in January 2023.
The EPIC Conference and Exhibit was held last week in Bismarck, ND with over 1000 participants from 30 states. The conference brought together professionals from the energy, utilities, and the environment sectors. VIM Technologies was proud to be in attendance to support the EPIC organization, and to support our current and future clients. Read more »
Looking Forward to 2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With another successful year in the rearview mirror, we look forward to 2023 as we expand our offerings to industry in response to growing demand for enhanced compliance strategies.
In 2023 we will grow our Digital Transformation for Compliance programs, partnering with strategic end-users looking to revamp their compliance vision. Interested end-users can learn more with our upcoming webinar series. To support this effort end-users can use our Digital Transformation Assessment Services to start on this journey through a step-by-step approach to assess their current programs and build a strategy for revamping their compliance programs systematically.Read more »
EPA Publishes Revisions to the Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
On January 6, 2023, EPA published revisions to 40 CFR Part 19, Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule in the Federal Register. The rule adjusts the maximum (and minimum) statutory civil monetary amounts for the statutes administered by EPA. For the Clean Air Act, the rule increased penalties from $109,024 per day per violation to $117,468 per day per violation. The rule also increases the monetary penalty for Clean Water Act violations from $59,973 to $64,618. This highest statutory civil penalty tier applies to violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, where penalties are assessed on or after January 6, 2023. A second monetary penalty tier applies to violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, where penalties are assessed on or after January 12, 2022, but before January 6, 2023. The rule becomes effective on January 6, 2023. A copy of the rule is available here.
What’s New In CEMLink6 — December 2022
Wondering what our developers have been building into CEMLink6?
At VIM Technologies, we understand how today’s technology trends are rapidly evolving and how important it is to build a high-quality, data-intensive, and user-friendly software system. We employ a dedicated and highly skilled development team to meet these challenges. We solicit feedback from customers and our Steering Committee to design and deliver customer-focused and market-relevant enhancements to CEMLink6. It is our commitment to building an intelligent software system for our customers.Read more »
Version 22.214.171.124 of CEMLink6 Now Available
Version 126.96.36.199 of CEMLink6 is now available. Updates are available to those with an active maintenance contract.
If you would like more information, or to update your CEMLink6 system to this version, please contact VIM Support at 410-859-5455.
VIM requires all DAHS server and Client computers to be running Microsoft .NET 4.8. If your server or client computers were deployed prior to September 2019 OR if you have had Windows updates deactivated, it’s likely that your systems will need to have this update installed. More information and documentation on determining your version of .NET, how to access an update, and when this needs to be completed is available here.
For more information on our maintenance and support services, please contact Eva Fewster at 410-859-5455 or email@example.com.
VIM Technologies’ 2022 CEMLink6 and Regulatory Training was a Rousing Success
VIM Technologies hosted its exclusive in-person 2022 CEMLink 6 & Regulatory Training bringing together industry professionals, November 7-9 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, TX. The event started on Monday evening with a meet and greet for attendees to network and socialize. Two full days of comprehensive training sessions ran on November 8 & 9. There were three tracks to choose from with session topics ranging from regulatory updates, step-by-step instructions for hosting CEMLink6 in the cloud, managing a successful CEMS program, regulatory updates, data quality review techniques, and many more exciting topics. Participants were thrilled with the training roster and the digital materials so they could study them at their convenience. Read more »
2022 CEMS Academy Training Recap!
Training That Keeps You Engaged: The CEMS Academy Focuses on Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEMS)
The most recent CEMS Academy training session was held in Austin, TX, on October 26 & 27. The event kicked off with registration and a Meet & Greet on the first day. October 27 was a full day of comprehensive CEMS Academy Training for all participants. Attendees were thrilled to get together on the gorgeous 431-acre University of Texas Campus in the Commons Conference Center. The lovely location was a great added benefit to two exciting days of networking and training. Read more »
VIM Sponsored The 2022 IEEE East Coast Conference
VIM Technologies was pleased to attend the 2022 IEEE East Coast Conference on October 20 & 21, a technical conference for Cement Operators, in Birmingham, Alabama. The event, hosted at the Birmingham Double Tree Hotel-Premier Park Center, had nearly 150 attendees and over 26 sponsors from all business areas affecting cement production. VIM participated as a sponsor and connected with many of our cement clients who also attended the conference. The East Coast Subcommittee of the IEEE-IAS-PCA Cement Industry Committee put on the program to provide local plant personnel with timely technical information. The conference included technical workshops, a vendor-sponsored evening reception, a two-track technical session, and an afternoon plant tour. The technical session provided attendees with opportunities to learn more about various subjects such as alternative fuels, carbon reduction, human resource retention, and managing change through digital transformation.Read more »