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Title: Advanced Coal Conversion Process Demonstration Project. Environmental Monitoring Plan

Western Energy Company (WECO) was selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the Advanced Coal Conversion Process (ACCP) which upgrades low rank coals into high Btu, low sulfur, synthetic bituminous coal. As specified in the Corporate Agreement, RSCP is required to develop an Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) which describes in detail the environmental monitoring activities to be performed during the project execution. The purpose of the EMP is to: (1) identify monitoring activities that will be undertaken to show compliance to applicable regulations, (2) confirm the specific environmental impacts predicted in the National Environmental Policy Act documentation, and (3) establish an information base of the assessment of the environmental performance of the technology demonstrated by the project. The EMP specifies the streams to be monitored (e.g. gaseous, aqueous, and solid waste), the parameters to be measured (e.g. temperature, pressure, flow rate), and the species to be analyzed (e.g. sulfur compounds, nitrogen compounds, trace elements) as well as human health and safety exposure levels. The operation and frequency of the monitoring activities is specified, as well as the timing for the monitoring activities related to project phase (e.g. preconstruction, construction, commissioning, operational, post-operational). The EMP is designed to assessmore » the environmental impacts and the environmental improvements resulting from construction and operation of the project.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10123758
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/89664--T5
ON: DE93007623
DOE Contract Number:
FC22-90PC89664
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1992
Research Org:
Western Energy Co., Colstrip, MT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COAL PREPARATION PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; MONITORING; SPECIFICATIONS; PLANNING 010300; 540120; 540220; PREPARATION; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT