OECS, Inc. will assist companies in complying with the Air Permit Regulations. This would include (PTE ) and chemicals emitted. We develop operational programs for compliance in addition to the periodic training on the company’s actual program. Roles and responsibilities are part of the periodic training. OECS, Inc. will also conduct periodic audits of the Air Permit program to ensure the internal reporting and follow through are complied with. We also perform annual reporting requirements. We conduct an evaluation on what is emitted concentrating on the Permit options A, B, C and D.
We also are involved in Title V permit issues as well.
Not only are we involved in the process of registering the permit, but also with annual reporting and training throughout the year.
Air permits track how much emissions your facility generates. Air permits addressed in states rules affect a large number of facilities. Air permitting occurs when a company’s potential to emit (PTO) exceeds a determined threshold of various chemicals. For example, Volatile Organic Compounds has a state threshold of 100 tons per year. Fine Particulate Matter (PM10) has a state threshold of 25 tons. Another example would be Hazardous Air Pollutants (identified specifically by regulation) which is limited to 10 tons per year or combined HAPS at 25 tons per year. When the regulations state potential to permit, it means an assumption that the operation is going 24 hours a day, seven days a week every day of the year even though you don't. The chemicals are listed in the regulations. Basically, if you emit a designated amount of air pollutants, permits are required.
Figuring your facility’s Potential-To-Emit (PTE) is a complex process. It requires identifying emission sources, the pollutants released by those sources, and how much pollution would be released if the emission unit were working at maximum design capacity for 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
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