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PADEP CSMM Revision 8 Requirements

VIM Technologies is offering an intermediate level, fully online Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) CSMM Revision 8 Requirements training course, by instructors Bill Mitchell (Sr. Environmental Engineer) and Ashley Partington (Compliance Specialist), February 22-23rd, 2022.

This course is designed to provide a summary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) quality assurance, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. The course will begin Day 1 with an introduction to PADEP Revision 8 reporting requirements, monitoring specifications, certification/recertification process, and initial/ongoing QA testing requirements. Day 2 will explore the requirements of the quarterly PADEP EDR, data elements, and will also include a discussion of hourly validation and data substitution. An overview of RACT III will also be provided.

The course would be beneficial to Environmental Managers as well as Instrument & Control Technicians with CEMS responsibilities. The training would be valuable to personnel with limited PADEP experience, or as a refresher for more seasoned environmental professionals. The course will be presented in two(2), three-hour sessions over two consecutive days for $399. 

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VIM Technologies Introduction to Part 75: 3-Day Remote Training Course

VIM Technologies is offering an intermediate level, fully online Part 75 Emissions training course run by Senior Air Compliance Specialist Dru Sanders, February 16-18th, 2022. This course is directed toward environmental staff and Instrument & Controls (I&C) Technicians responsible for complying with 40 CFR Part 75 regulations. We will provide an overview covering general provisions required by the rule. This will include monitoring methods, data handling, quality assurance testing, recertification events, annual analysis, and reporting/recordkeeping requirements. General data assessment techniques will be discussed along with our 10-step program for success. The course consists of four (4) sessions, spanning three (3) days in February. Day 2 includes two (2) focused sessions addressing Part 75 requirements specific to gas & oil-fired units as well as a separate session focusing on coal-fired units. These two (2)  sessions are conducted in succession, providing flexibility to participate in one session or both. The Part 75 course will also cover any recent applicable regulatory or reporting changes or pending revisions. The price of the training is $599 and is recommended for intermediate-level attendees.

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Daylight Savings Impact on Your DAHS

Fall is here and the time is upon us to adjust our clocks back in the kitchen, office desk, watch and automobile. This year Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 AM and clocks will get adjust . That doesn’t necessarily mean you should be adjusting your Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS) time and this topic begs further evaluation and discussion.Read more »

CEMLink6 New Feature Highlights

It’s that time again!!  No, not the release of the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, it’s time for a recap and highlight of a handful of CEMLink6 features that have been introduced over the last year.  We’ve taken the entire list of enhancements and changes made to the product and narrowed the list down to the top 5 most significant.

This blog will focus on major features that were introduced between the 6.1.770 and 6.2.140 releases.  If you are not running the latest version of CEMLink6 (, please reach out to our support group today so we can schedule an update.  The best way to contact us is or call 1-866-484-6435 for immediate assistance.

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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)

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.Read more »

Are You Ready to Comply with the New PCWP MACT Requirements?

On June 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to the 2004 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP).

The EPA then published the final residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted for the PCWP on August 13, 2020.  The EPA determined that PCWP facility air emissions risk is acceptable and that the NESHAP standards continue to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. However, the EPA made several revisions and clarifications to the PCWP NESHAP requirements to enhance the rule’s effectiveness by improving compliance and implementation and increasing the efficiency of data submissions.Read more »

Version of CEMLink6 Now Available

Version 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.

Just a reminder, 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.Read more »

VIM Technologies Presenting at the 2021 4C Health, Safety & Environmental Conference

It’s time to come together once again (in person) to share and learn the best practices, new technologies and stay up to date with compliance issues and strategies.

We are excited to announce that VIM Technologies will be presenting and exhibiting at the 4C Health, Safety, & Environmental Conference 2021 in Austin, TX, on August 18-20, 2021. We invite you to come and join us, along with many other thought leaders and experts in the environmental industry.Read more »

New SCAQMD CEMS Rules 218.2 and 218.3 Update

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has amended CEMS Rule 218 Continuous Emissions Monitoring and adopted new Rule 218.2 CEMS: General Provisions and Rule 218.3 CEMS: Performance Specifications.

The amended Rule 218 and the new Rules 218.2 and 218.3 provide specifications for both former RECLAIM CEMS that are previously certified according to the RECLAIM program, as well as non-RECLAIM CEMS that are previously certified according to Rules 218 and 218.1.Read more »