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Title: National symposium for EPA and industry - fugitive emissions: Streamlining implementation and compliance

Abstract

The proceedings of the National Symposium for EPA and Industry on Fugitive Emissions: Streamlining Implementation and Compliance are presented. The Conference was held January 11-12, 1996 in New Orleans, LA. Information is presented on negotiated rules for equipment leaks; the Clean Air Act Title V operating permit program; legal issues related to fugitive emissions; maximum achievable control technology; leak detection and repair inspections; technical, monitoring, and modeling considerations; Title V and the mining industry; streamlining implementation and compliance; practical experience with Title V: controlling workplace emissions; post Title V: Maintaining compliance; factors that affect the accuracy of Method 21; estimating fugitive emissions; and fugitive emissions measurement techniques.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
457478
Report Number(s):
CONF-960151-
TRN: 96:006127-0001
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National fugitive emissions conference, New Orleans, LA (United States), 11-12 Jan 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; POLLUTANTS; MEETINGS; EMISSION; LEADING ABSTRACT; IMPLEMENTATION; COMPLIANCE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE DISPOSAL; US EPA; STATIONARY POLLUTANT SOURCES

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NONE. National symposium for EPA and industry - fugitive emissions: Streamlining implementation and compliance. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
NONE. National symposium for EPA and industry - fugitive emissions: Streamlining implementation and compliance. United States.
NONE. 1996. "National symposium for EPA and industry - fugitive emissions: Streamlining implementation and compliance". United States. doi:.
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