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Title: Controlling VOCs and odor

Few environmental issues attract more attention than odor emissions. The odor source can quickly be identified, coming under immediate public scrutiny. Often, odor is not merely a public nuisance problem but can be indicative of volatile organic compound (VOC) control needs at the facility. In some cases, odor-producing compounds are VOCs regulated under different sections of federal, state or local law. Specific requirements for VOC or odor control depend on many factors, including the source and nature of the emissions, the quantity of emissions and the location of the facility. Many states impose specific odor-control requirements, in addition to the regulations of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA), under which odor-causing emissions may be regulated under Titles 1 and/or 3. Under Title 1, the non-attainment title, facilities located in major metropolitan areas not in attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone likely will be required to reduce emissions of VOCs.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Research-Cottrell Environmental Services, Branchburg, NJ (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7083044
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pollution Engineering; (United States); Journal Volume: 26:7
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AIR QUALITY; STANDARDS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; VOLATILE MATTER; CONTROL; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; LAWS; MATTER; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION LAWS 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety