Effect of Title V air permitting on pipeline operations
Pursuant to the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the US Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated what are known as Title V permitting requirements for major sources of air pollutants, including pipeline operations. In contrast to most existing air permitting programs, the new Title V regulations will require periodic certification of compliance with applicable air regulations. In the same way that water dischargers report their own discharge violations to regulatory agencies pursuant to the NPDES permitting system, Title V permittees must implement an acceptable monitoring program and similarly report violations of permit conditions or applicable air regulations. Only those facilities whose potential emissions are less than or can be controlled to be less than certain regulatory limits will be exempt from standard Title V permitting. If a facility`s throughput or the concentration levels of certain volatile toxic levels in a particular crude or natural gas were to exceed corresponding regulatory limits, then the facility could be in violation. If an operator were to expand a field, then the changes in the gathering system and emission levels could constitute a violation. Constraints on operations can be avoided by careful strategizing of an operator`s Title V permit application.
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ISBN 0-7918-1292-8; TRN: IM9603%%404
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- Conference: 1995 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) energy sources technology conference and exhibition, Houston, TX (United States), 29 Jan - 1 Feb 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Pipeline engineering 1995. PD-Volume 69; Williams, B.; Flanders, B.; Holter, B.; Shrake, B.; Stripling, T.; Zipp, K. [eds.]; PB: 124 p.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (United States)
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- 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; ECONOMIC IMPACT; PIPELINES; OPERATION; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; PERMIT APPLICATIONS; PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; STORAGE FACILITIES; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; NITROGEN OXIDES; TOXIC MATERIALS; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS