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Title: Natural gas processing facilities: A new look at emissions from nontypical sources

On July 21, 1992, the EPA promulgated a new Part 70 of Chapter I of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that contained state operating permit provisions as required by Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Shortly thereafter, most states and many individual companies began developing long-term strategies for preparing and reviewing operating permit applications and issuing new operating permits. Many companies that had previously not been required to obtain air permits found themselves having to prepare permit applications using emission inventory information which was outdated, outmoded, and often inaccurate. More detailed information was necessary to verify or determine whether the facility was a major source and, more importantly whether the site was in compliance with existing regulations. This was the case with the natural gas processing industry. In some instances test data which had been obtained for an earlier regulatory requirement (expansion, EIQ, NO{sub x} RACT) was employed. In other cases, emission factors supplied by the manufacturer were used. In many cases, the facility had been built many years before and was presently {open_quotes}grandfathered.{close_quotes} In all cases, this industry includes a number of emission sources not encountered elsewhere. This paper is organizedmore » into four sections: (1) characteristics of the natural gas processing industry; (2) regulations applicable to the industry; (3) typical emissions and available procedures for estimating emissions; and (4) {open_quotes}nontypical{close_quotes} emissions and new areas where better information is needed.« less
Authors:
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  1. Harding Lawson Associates, Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
617930
Report Number(s):
CONF-9609223--
TRN: 98:002008-0016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on emission inventory: key to planning, permits, compliance and reporting, New Orleans, LA (United States), 4-6 Sep 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of The emission inventory: Key to planning, permits, compliance, and reporting; PB: 1047 p.
Publisher:
Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; COMPLIANCE; NATURAL GAS; PROCESSING; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; AIR POLLUTION; POLLUTION SOURCES