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VIM Technologies Unveils New LME EDR Solutions at EPRI

We are thrilled to announce that VIM Technologies will be exhibiting and presenting at the 31st Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Continuous Emissions Monitoring User Group Meeting. This premier event is scheduled to take place on May 16-17, 2023, at The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky.

As a leading provider of emissions monitoring software, we are excited to bring our latest solutions to the forefront and share our industry insights with attendees. Our VP of Environmental Products, Rudi Muesnster, will present on LME EDR Solutions for ECMPS 2.0. The presentation will cover the re-engineering effort of the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS) Client Tool and its direct impact on Low Mass Emitter (LME) sources. With the introduction of the new web-based ECMPS 2.0 reporting tool, a key feature of the original ECMPS client tool will no longer be available. We will provide industry alternatives and options for generating LME EDRs without the burden and cost of installing a full-blown Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS). We invite you to attend this presentation!

We also invite you to visit our booth. Our team will be available to answer questions and demonstrate our software solutions. You can find us at Booth #3.

The EPRI Continuous Emissions Monitoring User Group Meeting. is an excellent opportunity for industry professionals to network, learn, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in continuous emissions monitoring.

VIM Technologies Attended the 2023 Analyzer Technology Conference

VIM Technologies had a wonderful time participating in the annual Analyzer Technology Conference held at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. The 2023 ATC Conference was filled with comprehensive training sessions and offered several exposition opportunities. This year’s conference focused on analysis and measurement in the chemical processing industries. Read more »

CAPCA’s 54th Annual Spring Technical Workshop and Forum

The 54th Annual Spring Technical Workshop and Forum hosted by CAPCA was another successful event! VIM is proud to participate and support the CAPCA association and their annual event, especially this spring alongside two of our valued partners, Nucor Steel and Duke Energy. The event had an excellent technical lineup beginning with a number of compliance shorts focusing on air emissions monitoring to EPA and NC & SC state regulatory updates. Hot topics like PFAS were also covered. The Thursday evening symposium was “Out of this world” with some great alien costumes, food and networking. It was great seeing many familiar faces and meeting a number of new ones.

If you would like to learn more about CAPCA and their technical workshops, please visit https://www.capca-carolinas.org

Discover the New LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 by VIM Technologies

Beginning in the first quarter of 2024, Part 75 sources will be required to report their Electronic Data Reports (EDRs) using the new web-based ECMPS 2.0 platform. This change means that the original ECMPS standalone client tool will no longer be an option for reporting EDRs. This can create some challenges for organizations that need to prepare for this change.

VIM Technologies, a leading provider of innovative solutions for the energy industry, has developed a solution to address this challenge. VIM’s LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 is an advanced web-based utility tool that provides an efficient and cost-effective solution for creating Part 75 Low Mass Emitter (LME) XML & JSON formatted Electronic Data Reports (EDR).

The upcoming webinar, “LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0,” hosted by VIM on May 24th from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM ET, will provide an opportunity to learn more about this innovative tool. During the webinar, attendees will see a demonstration of the tool’s features and capabilities and have the chance to ask questions.  REGISTER HERE

The LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 is designed to help LME sources create and format their EDRs with ease and efficiency while ensuring the accuracy and completeness of their data. The tool is user-friendly and intuitive, allowing LME sources to quickly and easily create EDRs without requiring technical expertise. This feature ensures that users can adapt to the new system quickly.

Platform users can also manually enter operating and long-term fuel flow data or import a CSV file, one that’s been used for years in the current ECMPS client tool. If the existing CSV file import format isn’t suitable for you, or if it takes hours or labor, and resources to convert it, VIM can develop a custom import utility that matches your exact file format needs, thus reducing the need to convert and risk transcription errors.

In addition to being easy to use, the LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 is also highly secure and dependable. VIM has taken measures to ensure that the tool is safe and that data remains confidential. Users can trust that their data is protected and that they will be in compliance with regulations.

LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 is web-based, which means that LME sources can access it from anywhere with an internet connection. This feature allows users to work on their EDRs at any time that is convenient for them without needing to be in the same physical location.

Overall, the LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 is an essential solution for LME sources who want to improve their EDR reporting processes and ensure that their data is accurate, complete, and compliant with regulations. The upcoming webinar provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about this innovative tool and discover how it can benefit your organization.

Try out the LME EDR Tool for ECMPS 2.0 Today! Launch LME EDR Tool

If you’re interested in hearing more about this utility or want a private demonstration, please reach out to a sales representative at sales@vimtechnologies.com.

EPA Publishes Proposed MATS Rule Revisions in Federal Register

On April 24, 2023, EPA published proposed revisions to the MATS Rule (Subpart UUUUU, 40 CFR Part 63) in the Federal Register. Comments on the proposed rule are due on or before June 23, 2023. EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on May 9, 2023. A copy of the proposed rule is available HERE.

As an overview, EPA is proposing to (1) eliminate the surrogate non-Hg metals HAP standard for filterable PM compliance for existing coal-fired EGUs; (2) require PM CEMS to demonstrate compliance with the applicable filterable PM limit (thereby eliminating the quarterly stack testing option); (3) set a new Hg emission limit for EGUs combusting lignite; and (4) remove “Startup Definition 2.”

The EPA Administrator signed the proposed MATS Rule on April 3, 2023. You can find a link to our previous website news post HERE, which features a redline/strikeout version of the proposed rule and a summary of the proposed revisions.

We welcome any questions or concerns you may have regarding the impact of these rule changes, and we would be more than happy to connect you with a regulatory specialist to discuss further. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our COMPAS group at compas@vimtechnologies.com if you require any assistance. Additionally, if you need help updating your DAHS (Data Acquisition and Handling System) to ensure compliance with the changes, our support group at support@vimtechnologies.com is always available and ready to help.

ANNOUNCING: 2023 VIM User Group & Training

Updated 5/19/2023: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our 2023 User Group & Training event is happening on October 24-27, 2023 at beautiful Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes in Tempe, AZ.

We have a jam-packed schedule of events planned for you that we’re sure you’ll find exciting and engaging. Let’s take a look at what’s in store:

Training Sessions
Firstly, on October 24-25, we have arranged two days of comprehensive training sessions, which are designed to enhance your skills and deepen your knowledge of our products and services. Our expert trainers will provide valuable insights and hands-on experience to help you optimize your use of our offerings. We’re confident that you’ll walk away feeling more confident and knowledgeable in your use of our services.

Welcome Reception
On the evening of October 25, we will be hosting a Welcome Reception where you can network and connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors. You can enjoy delicious refreshments and prepare for an engaging User Group event.

User Group
The main event kicks off on October 26 and runs until the afternoon of October 27. We have a packed agenda of informative sessions, panel discussions, and interactive workshops lined up. Learn from industry experts, share your experiences, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and best practices in our field. This is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with like-minded individuals and build lasting relationships.

Offsite Event
On October 26, we’ve also planned an exciting offsite event where you can relax, unwind, and have fun with your fellow attendees.

Be on the lookout for event and hotel registration links, as well as the training agenda, which we expect to have live by the end of the month. We want to ensure you have all the information you need to plan your attendance at our 2023 User Group & Training. Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to secure your spot early!

We hope you’re just as excited as we are about this upcoming event. It’s going to be an incredible opportunity to learn, connect, and grow. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Check out some of the fun memories from our last User Group & Training Event!

EPA Administrator Signs Proposed MATS Rule Revisions

On April 3, 2023, the EPA Administrator signed proposed revisions to Subpart UUUUU of 40 CFR Part 63, commonly known as the Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule.  The signed rule was submitted for publication in the Federal Register.  A copy of the unofficial internet version of the rule preamble is available here.  A redline/strikeout copy of the proposed rule is available here. Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before sixty (60) days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.  EPA also intends to host a virtual public hearing on fifteen (15) days after publication in the Federal Register.  VIM Technologies (VIM) will post an official copy of this rule notification once it is published in the Federal Register.  A few key proposed revisions are outlined below.

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EPA Administrator Signs Final Testing Provisions for Air Emission Sources Rule

UPDATE (March 29, 2023)

Final Testing Provisions for Air Emission Sources Rule Published in Federal Register

The final “Testing Provisions for Air Emission Sources” rule was published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2023. The rule is effective on May 30, 2023. A copy of the final rule is available here

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. The rule will become effective sixty (60) days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.
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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 »