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Title: Experience implementing Title V at a large utility

Implementation of a Clean Air Act Title V program at a large utility in Colorado involved the following activities: Generation of Operating Permit Applications; Identification of areas of non-compliance and self-reporting to the regulatory agency; Development and implementation of better record-keeping systems; Development and implementation of training programs; and, Development and implementation of a pilot program. This paper discusses in detail eight ``lessons learned`` from the experience gained during a one-year pilot program. (1) The whole process of record-keeping at the plant level had to be improved. Under Title V, regulators will go directly to a facility and ask to see documentation of compliance. Facility personnel must be prepared to show regulators the appropriate documentation. (2) Recordkeeping must be electronic. Trying to comply using manual record-keeping will generate too much paper. (3) By monitoring for a year as if Title V were in effect, deficiencies were identified early and corrected. In this way, the Utility was ready when their permit was issued. (4) One person at each facility was designated as the Title V representative, giving one focal point for the plant and one person responsible for the Title V information. (5) Training was conducted for everyone at the plant,more » from the receptionist to the manager. This was important for getting cooperation from plant personnel. More specific training was given to Title V representatives from all the plants. (6) A multi-disciplinary implementation team is necessary, consisting of personnel from legal, operations, environmental, etc., to ensure successful implementation. (7) Internal audits were conducted during the pilot program so that plants can self-report to the regulatory agency, thereby gaining regulatory relief from severe fines. (8) A Quality Assurance Manual/User`s Guide was prepared that pulls together all aspects of the program. This ensures consistency in implementation when personnel change.« less
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Toeroek Associates, Arvada, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
679345
Report Number(s):
CONF-980632--
TRN: IM9940%%164
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 91. annual meeting and exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association, San Diego, CA (United States), 14-18 Jun 1998; Other Information: PBD: 1998; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 91. annual meeting and exhibition. Bridging international boundaries: Clean production for environmental stewardship; PB: [5000] p.
Publisher:
Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CLEAN AIR ACTS; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; IMPLEMENTATION; LICENSE APPLICATIONS; TRAINING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; COLORADO