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ATI QUARTERLY
3rd QUARTER 2004

 

Board Administration and Regulatory Coordination Unit (Adobe PDF File 37K)
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AQMD ANNUAL EMISSIONS REPORTS

Who is required to file?

  • Facilities in the Annual Operating Permit Emission Fee Program; those are companies who pay annual emissions for permitted equipment. Such facilities are subject to AQMD Rule 301(e) and are required to file when exceeding the corresponding reporting thresholds;
  • Facilities whose permitted plus all un-permitted emissions equal 4 tons or more per year of criteria pollutants (VOCs, NOx, SOx, CO, PM, Specific Organics);
  • Facilities, which had emissions [thresholds specified in Rule 301(e)] of specific Toxic Air Contaminants or ozone depleting compounds, listed in form TAC;
  • Facilities that receive a 2003-2004 Annual Emissions Report Package.

What if I miss the deadline?

The SCAQMD 2003-2004 Annual Emissions Report is due on August 31, 2004. If a facility misses the deadline and owes an emission fee, late payment penalties in the form of a percentage of the emission fees will apply. The penalties are set forth in AQMD Rule 301(e)(9)(B) and are as follows:

Payment received Penalties
Less than 30 days after 8/31/04 5% of fees due
30 to 90 days after 8/31/04 15% of fees due
91 days to 1 year after 8/31/04 25% of fees due
More than 1 year after 8/31/04 50% of fees due

After submitting my report I found out I estimated emissions incorrectly.

Companies who pay their emissions fees on time but underestimated their emissions, which resulted in underpayment to SCAQMD, can re-submit the report subject to underpayment penalties. If the underpayment is corrected within one year from the filing deadline and more than 90% of the amount due was paid, there are no penalties. However, if payment was less than 90% of the amount due, the penalty is 15% of the underpayment amount. When the underpayment is determined more than one year after the deadline, a 50% penalty applies. Fees are determined based on rates in effect for the year when the emissions are actually reported, and not the year wherein the emissions occurred.

A facility can file a refund request when overestimating of the emissions resulted in overpayment to AQMD. The refund request must be submitted in writing as set forth in Rule 301. Form A can also be used to request refunds associated with the current reporting period.

Special circumstances

The AQMD has a Fee Review Committee to handle issues regarding fees and penalties.

Recent changes

Beginning with the reporting period of 2003-2004, and thereafter, all facilities with emissions greater than or equal to 4 tons per year (100 tons per year for Carbon Monoxide) will start to pay fees for all non-permitted emissions, in addition to the permitted emissions fees.

Total Facility Emissions for Emissions

Fee Calculation…………………………Permitted + total Non-permitted

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR DIESEL ENGINES

Engine within 328 feet of school

New emergency not in DRP*
> 50 Bhp-hr

Engine located >328 feet of school

     
  • Emission limit is 0.01 g/bhp-hr
  • No non-emergency operation from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM currently effective
  • Testing and maintenance limited to 100 hrs/ year (emergencies and emissions testing are not included)
  • Meet HC, NOx, and CO off road standards
 
  • Clean fuels by 1-1-05
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.15 g/bhp-hr or off road engine standards title 13 CCR section 2423, which ever is more stringent(currently in effect)
  • Operate no more than 50 hrs/year for maintenance and testing

Or

  • Clean fuels by 1-1-05
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp-hr (currently in effect)
  • Operate no more than 100 hrs/year for maintenance and testing (currently in effect)

*DRP = Demand Reduction Program

 


 

   

New Emergency engine >50 bhp used for public service

   
   
   

Cumulative impact prioritization score< 1 or Cancer risk < in a million and hazard index < 0.1

Engine located >1 mile from residence on site, school, day care, nursery home, or hospital

Cumulative impact prioritization score > 1 in a million and HI > 0.1

     

Exempt from rule 1470

     

Rule 1470 applies

 


 

New Emergency engine >50 bhp-hr in DRP

Engine> 500 feet from school on or after 1-1-05

 

Engine located > or equal to 500 feet from

  • Diesel PM standard of 0.01 g/bhp or less or off road standard whichever is more stringent by 1-1-05
  • Maximum operation of 100 hours/yr for maintenance and testing (effective 1-1-05) (engines operating <50 hrs/yr may get an optional PM diesel limit subject to district approval)
  • Maximum operation of 150 hrs/yr for interruptible service contract
  • Meet HC NO x and CO off road standards.

Engine located less than or equal to 328 feet from school

Engine located > 328 feet and less than or equal to 500 feet from school

  • No non-emergency use between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp-ht (effective 1-1-05)
  • Maximum operation of 100 hrs/yr for maintenance and testing (effective 1-1-05)
  • No non-emergency use between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp-hr is not subject to time of use restriction

 


 

 

In-use engines > 50 bhp-hr in DRP

 
 
 

Engine Located ≤ 328 of a school

 

Engine located > 328 FT but < 500 FT of school

Engine enrolled in DRP before 1-1-08

Engine enrolled in DRP on or after 1-1-08

Engine enrolled in DRP before 1-1-08

Engine enrolled in DRP after 1-1-08

  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.15 g/bhp-hr
  • No non-emergency operation between 7:30 Am and 4:30 PM
  • Maximum operation of 50 hrs/yr for maintenance and testing. The limit goes up to 100hrs/yr for 0.01 g/bhp-hr engine.
  • Maximum operation of 150 hrs/yr for interruptible service contract
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp
  • No non-emergency operation between 7:30 Am and 4:30 PM
  • Maximum operation of 100 hr/yr for maintenance and testing
  • Maximum operation of 150 hrs/yr for interruptible service contract
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.15 g/bhp-hr
  • No non-emergency operation between 7:30 Am and 4:30 PM ( Engines meeting the 0.01 g/bhp-hr standard are not subject to time of use restrictions)
  • Maximum operation of 150 hrs/yr for interruptible service contract
  • Maximum operation of 50 hrs/yr for maintenance and testing. The limit goes up to 100hrs/yr for 0.01 g/bhp-hr engine.
  • Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp
  • No non-emergency operation between 7:30 Am and 4:30 PM ( Engines meeting the 0.01 g/bhp-hr standard are not subject to time of use restrictions)
  • Maximum operation of 150 hrs/yr for interruptible service contract
  • Maximum operation of 100 hr/yr for maintenance and testing

 


 

Existing Emergency engine >50 bhp-hr
Not in DRP

 
 

Engines less than 500 Ft. from
school

Engines greater than 328 Ft. from
school

≤ 328Ft. form school

  • No emergency operation between 7:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Clean fuels by 1-1-06

328 <distance from engine< 500 Ft

  • No non-emergency operation between 7:30 AM-4:30 PM (Engines that emit 0.01 g/bhp-hr not subject to hours restriction)
  • Clean fuels by 1-1-06

Date of adoption

  • >0.40 g/bhp-hr: 20hr/yr for maintenance and testing
  • ≤ 0.40 g/bhp-hr: 30hr/yr for maintenance and testing
  • ≤ 0.15 g/bhp-yr: 50 hr/yr for maintenance and testing
  • ≤ 0.01 g/bhp-hr: 100 hr/yr for maintenance and testing

Certified engine,off road standardsavail

Engine not certified; off road standards available

 
  • Option 1: Reduce Diesel PM by 85% operate ≤ 75 hr/yr or
  • Option 2: Emission rate at 0.01g/bhp-hr and operate ≤ 100 hr/yr
  • Option 1: Reduce PM by 85% operate ≤ 75 hr/yr
  • Option 2: Emission rate 0.01 g/bhp-hr operate ≤ 100 hr/yr
  • Option 3: Reduce PM by 30% operate 20 hr/yr or less by Jan 1, 2006 And
    Emit PM at 0.01 g/bhp/hr operate 100 hr/yr or less by July 1, 2011

Note: For control strategies not verified though verification procedures meet off-road standards for HC, NOx, HMHC-NOx and CO or tier 1 standards, title 13 CCR, OR not increase CO, HC, NOx more than 10% above baseline. OR Not increase NHHC and NOx emission rates above Baseline

Baseline = Emissions level of a diesel-fueled engine using California Air Resources Board diesel fuel (CARB diesel) as configured upon initial installation or by January 1, 2003, whichever is later.

Verified strategies = Diesel reduction control strategies approved by CARB.

 


 

New Prime Engine
>50 bhp

Diesel PM limit of 0.01g bhp-hr by 1-1-05 OR

Meet off-road engine standards

AND

Meet HC, NO x, NMHC*+ NO x , CO, off-road standards found in title 13 CCR, section 2423 OR

If no standards exist, meet Tier I standards for off-road engines based on horsepower rating

* Non–methane hydrocarbon

 


 

Existing Prime Engine >50 bhp

Engine meeting diesel PM standards with non –verified strategies

Meet Tier 1 standard in Title 13, CCR, section 2423 according to horsepower rating

OR
  • No CO increases > 10% over baseline

And

No HC or NO x increases > 10% over baseline

Or

  • No (NMHC+ NO x) increases above baseline

Engine certified according to off-road standards

  • Option 1: 85% diesel PM reduction from baseline ( 1/1/06 – 1/1/09)
  • Option 2: Diesel PM emission limit of 0.01g/bph-hr
  • Option 3: 30% diesel PM reduction from baseline by 1-1-06 and diesel PM emission limit of 0.01 g/bhp-hr by 7-1-11

Complying by limiting hours of operation for maintenance and testing

Comply by 1-1-06



Not complying solely by limiting hours of operation

Owner operator 4+ engines

Owner / operator of 3 or less engines

1990-1995 MY engines

1996 and later MY engines

1989 and earlier MY engines

In compliance

  • 30% of engines by 1-1-07
  • 60% of engines by 1-1-08
  • 100% of engines by 1-1-09

In compliance

  • 50% of engines by 1-1-08
  • 100% of engines by 1-1-09

In compliance

  • 25% of engines by 1-1-06
  • 50% of engines by 1-1-07
  • 75% of engines by 1-1-08
  • 100% of engines by 1-1-09

Post 2007 MY

1996-2007 MY Comply by 1-1-08

1990-1995 MY Comply by 1-1-07

1989 and earlier MY Comply by 1-1-06

Comply with requirements applicable to MY

* MY = Model Year

 

 

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT FOR CLEANING OF LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING EQUIPMENT

Several months ago, the South Coast Air Quality Management District commissioned a study to look into the feasibility of using low VOC solvents in lithographic printing. The project was prompted by concerns from industry regarding the commercial availability of low VOC products and their effective practical use in the production line.

The limits being looked at will tentatively become effective in 2005 and are as follows:

Lithographic printing ………………..……………….. 100 grams/liter

Removable press parts
(roller wash, blanket wash, on-press components)……. 25 grams/liter

Table 1 summarizes some of the test results submitted to SCAQMD by the independent contractors.

Table 1. Low VOC products tested

Press type

Ink type

Substrate

Blanket wash VOC (grams/liter)

Roller Wash VOC (grams/liter)

Heat set sheet fed

Solvent

Paperboard, coated & uncoated paper

<5
(soy/acetone blend)

<5
(soy/acetone blend)

Sheet fed

Ultraviolet

Coated & uncoated paper

100 (acetone/glycol ether blend)

90
(water-based)

Coldset web

Soy

Newsprint

37
(water-based)

N/A

Coldset web

Solvent

Newsprint

<20
(soy)

<20
(soy)

Sheet fed

Soy

Metal & plastic

100
(acetone/mineral spirits blend)

100
(acetone/water/mineral spirits blend)

 

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