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On December 6, 2018, EPA published the final 2015 Ozone NAAQS Implementation Plan, effective February 4, 2019. The rule provides state implementation plan (SIP) requirements for nonattainment areas and the ozone transport region with respect to the »
Is your facility subject to the major source Boiler MACT requirements (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD)? January 31st is an important deadline for facilities to submit their required compliance certification reports.A facility is designated as a major »
Trinity Consultants announces that it has acquired The Redstone Group (Redstone), a specialty consulting firm headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. Redstone is a leading U.S. provider of chemical regulatory advisory services including registration and »
The ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) standard was published in March 2018, replacing the OHSAS 18001:2007 OHSMS standard. Publication of this new standard is part of a broader effort by the International »
Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) involves finding facility components that are leaking and fixing them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a long history of regulating industries (such as petroleum refining and chemical »
Trinity's Environmental Quarterly (EQ) magazine covers environmental regulatory developments as well as topics related to corporate environmental performance.
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These papers, presentations, and articles were authored by the staff of Trinity Consultants for presentation at various conferences.
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Since its founding in 1974, Trinity has expanded its geographic footprint and breadth of services. We attribute our continued growth to a focus on cornerstone values of top-notch technical performance and excellence in client service.
EPA is taking final action to approve State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by Georgia EPD on November 13, 2017. Effective January 3, 2019, t-Butyl acetate (also known as tertiary »
Effective June 18, 2018, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has revised Georgia Air Quality Control Rules (GAQCR) to remove 391-3-1-.03(8)(13) “Additional Provisions for Ozone »
EPA published the final rule, "Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update to the Refrigerant Management Requirements under the Clean Air Act" in the Federal Register (81 FR 82272), 40 CFR Part »
The new National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit (IGP) will be effective June 1, 2017. With the issuance of the new permit, eReporting is required for submittal of »
The EPD has updated their Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutants ("the Guideline"). This latest revision is dated March 2017 and was uploaded to EPD's website on April »
The EPD is proposing to revise GRAQC Rule 391-3-1-.03(8)(c) by removing Paragraph 16, Additional Provisions for PM2.5 Non-Attainment Areas. This regulatory action is a result of the Atlanta »
Trinity assisted a client in Georgia with preparing and submitting the SIP permit application for a new wood pellet production facility. Based on years of experience in permitting these types »
The EPD is proposing to revise GRAQC Rule 391-3-1-.03(8)(c) by removing Paragraph 16, Additional Provisions for PM2.5 Non-Attainment Areas. This regulatory action is a result of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA) being redesignated to »
Trinity assisted a client in Georgia with preparing and submitting the SIP permit application for a new wood pellet production facility. Based on years of experience in permitting these types of facilities in Georgia and the Southeast, Trinity »
Just a friendly reminder that all emissions fees are due by September 1, 2016. All Title V major sources and synthetic minor sources are required to pay annual emission fees. The manual for completing the fee calculations can be found here.In »
Environmental managers should be planning and budgeting for 2016 to be a year requiring submittal of reports to EPA for the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) program under the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This reporting requirement is »
As of August 1, 2015, EPD no longer accepts changes to the old database and all Air Branch applications are required to be submitted through the new Georgia Environmental Online System (GEOS). The Watershed Branch will require all municipal NPDES »
The deadline for completion of the energy assessments required for boilers and process heaters by EPA's Boiler MACT (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD) is rapidly approaching. The Boiler MACT requires a one-time energy assessment (EA) for major sources to »
On September 14, 2012, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) submitted a request to redesignate the Georgia portion of the Chattanooga Nonattainment Area (NAA) to attainment status with respect to the 1997 annual fine particulate »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) proposes to amend Rule 391-3-1-.03(8) “Permit Requirements” to remove the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) requirements for the Macon Area and for Floyd »
In a September 12, 2014 presentation at the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA)-Southern Section Conference, Jimmy Johnston with EPD announced that the new Georgia Environmental Online System (GEOS) is scheduled to begin soft rollout in »
On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that portions of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule were not valid as they pertain to the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. When finalized, GHGs will not be considered »
Just a friendly reminder that all emissions fees are due by September 1, 2014. All Title V major sources and synthetic minor sources are required to pay annual emission fees. The manual for completing the fee calculations can be found here: »
On May 13 and 14, 2014 EPA designated the Bibb County and Floyd Nonattainment Areas (NAA) as attainment/unclassifiable with respect to the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS), respectively. The finding »
As of May 2014, EPD has formally published new Antidegradation Analysis Guidelines pursuant to 40 CFR 131.12 and Georgia's Rules and Regulations for Water Quality Control 391-3-6-.03(2)(b). The new guidelines supercede the 1997 GA Antidegradation »
EPD has updated their website to more closely match the GA Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as EPD is a division of the DNR. The updates also include pages of the various branches of EPD (Air Protection, Watershed Protection, Land Protection). »
Just a friendly reminder that all emissions inventories are due by August 1, 2014. All Title V major sources are required to complete the annual emissions inventory per 40 CFR 51. Additionally, all major sources in the Atlanta metro maintenance area »
On April 1, 2014, the Georgia EPD Air Branch made some changes with regards to their personnel. Chuck Mueller, who was previously part of the Air Branch’s Policy and Radiation Program, joined the Land Branch as Assistant Branch Chief. Karen Hays, »
On January 25, 2012, the Georgia Board of Natural Resources tightened standards for VOC-emitting sources in the Atlanta Ozone Nonattainment Area. The revised rules were supposed to “take effect” on January 1, 2015. However, the rules contained a »
EPD has announced that a new, web-based Title V application is being developed to streamline the permitting process. EPD’s “target date” for releasing the application is September 2014. EPD is expected to make further announcements in the coming »
The 2014 environmental reporting season is upon us. Over the next few months, environmental professionals will be busy gathering information, performing calculations, and generating compliance / performance reports to support regulatory and »
Currently, the D.C. Circuit Court has delayed re-hearing the Tailoring Rule case. As such, the "Biomass Deferral" is currently in legal limbo. On November 15, 2013, Georgia EPD issued a letter regarding the state implementation policy for the »
On December 24, 2013, U.S. EPA released an updated version of the AERMOD model, as well as the meteorological preprocessing program, AERMET.http://www.epa.gov/ttn/scram/dispersion_prefrec.htm#aermodThe new versions are not anticipated to impact »
On May 1, 2012, Georgia EPD Air Protection Branch finalized an expedited permitting program. The program is intended to provide an avenue for an expedited permit review for eligible applicants. The plan will be implemented by July 1, 2013. EPD has »
In response to the recent Senate Bill 427 requesting that EPD allow avenues for expedited permitting, EPD conducted stakeholder meetings in October and December of 2012. EPD has released the draft expedited permitting program, which can be found on »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)recently proposed amendments to Georgia AirQuality Rule 391-3-1-.03(9), which determines permit fees. The proposed changes to the fee structure can be viewed at the following link: »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), per a notice of opportunity for public comment issued January 17, 2013, has determined that the 24-hour fine particle data (PM2.5) for a series of sites, obtained on dates in 2010, could have been »
The Atlanta area is currently considered a moderate non-attainment area under the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS. On April 4, 2012, Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), submitted a request to EPA to re-designate the metro Atlanta area as an »
The Georgia EPD is proposing to certify that Georgia's current State Implementation Plan (SIP) contains the Section 110(a) elements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) that meets the requirements of the NO2 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) as »
A new version of AERMOD (dated 12345) was released this past month. A new version of AERMET (dated 12345) was also released along with the updated AERMOD model. Modifications to the new version of AERMOD are described in Model Change Bulleting #8 »
On December 11, 2012, the Georgia Environmental Division (EPD) Air Protection Branch will be holding a stakeholder meeting to discuss how EPD should implement Expedited Permitting as set forth by Senate Bill 427. An initial meeting on this topic »
The Georgia EPD, Air Protection Branch has recently posted a new set of Rules for Air Quality Control (Chapter 391-3-1).The new set of rules was effective August 9, 2012.The complete version of the updated rules can be found at: »
Georgia EPD has officially proposed to lower the applicability threshold for 14 VOC rules listed under Rule 391-3-1-.02(2)(a)6., from 100 tons per year to 15 pounds per day for sources located in the following counties:BarrowBartow Carroll Hall »
On June 11, 2012, Georgia EPD posted a draft version of the proposed PSD permit application guidance document. This document includes complete detailed step-by-step guidance for obtaining a PSD permit in Georgia. Critical items include »
The 2012 NDPES General Permit No. GAR050000 for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (2012 IGP) was recently issued on April 16, 2012. The new general permit replaces the 2006 IGP (GAR000000) that expired on July 31, 2011. As »
On May 11, 2012, at the AWMA Clean Air Act Permitting Workshop held in Atlanta, GA, James (Jac) A. Capp (Chief, Georgia EPD Air Branch) presented a list of upcoming permitting improvement related projects that will be implemented by EPD. There were »
On May 1, 2012, Senate Bill 427 (SB 427) was signed by Governor Nathan Deal. The purpose of the bill is as follows: "To amend Code Section 12-2-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the Environmental Protection Division (EPD), the »
Hazardous Substance Reporting Fees are fees that are imposedon facilities under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which is more commonly referred to as either "Form R" or Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). »
On December 8, 2011, EPA Region IV sent a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia in response to recommendations (March 12, 2009, March 24, 2009, and October 25, 2011) that the Georgia EPD made with respect to the revised 2008 National Ambient Air »
As part of the updates to Georgia EPD’s Emission Inventory System (EIS) that were announced in 2009, certain facilities will be required to submit actual emissions data for calendar year 2011. Facilities that might need to participate in the »
When the new 1-hr SO2 standard was promulgated, EPA indicated their intent for States to demonstrate, both through computer dispersion modeling and monitoring data, the attainment status of counties in relation to the standard. In those areas shown »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has recently clarified its policy regarding compliance with Condition 8.5.1 of Title V permits relating to submitting Title V renewals. The Air Protection Branch has stated in communications to various »
Recently, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced a change to the deadlines associated with reports required under Title V air permit to allow facilities more time to prepare the reports. Effective immediately for eligible »
EPA published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2011, the proposed rule ‘‘National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coa land Oil-fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units and Standards of Performance for Fossil-Fuel-Fired »
EPA is hosting the Regional/State/Local air dispersion workshop this year in Atlanta, Georgia, scheduled for June 6th through June 9th 2011. Monday through Wednesday of the workshop (June 6th thru 8th) are only open to EPA and State/local/tribal »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) conducted stakeholder meetings in March 2011 regarding revisions to the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control involving State Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Rules. Specifically, the impacted rules »
Georgia EPD has recently proposed publishing a new air permit fee manual with current 2010 rates. Some of the scheduled rate changes are as follows: •The synthetic minor application fee has increased from $1500 to $1700 •The Title V source minimum »
On December 8, 2010, the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control officially incorporated, by reference, the federal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Tailoring Rule in Rule 391-3-1-.03(10), "Title V Operating Permits" and in Rule 391-3-1-.02(7), "Prevention of »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is presently evaluating changes to how Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit applications are handled within the agency.Susan Jenkins is now responsible for providing oversight to »
Justin has over 12 years of experience in providing air quality consulting services to manufacturing industries, including the pulp and paper industry, utility industry, and chemical manufacturing industry among others. He also has extensive »
On September 1, 2010, President Barack Obama selected Gwen Keyes Fleming as EPA's Region 4 Administrator. Region 4 includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and 6 tribal »
The Georgia EPD will begin applying a late fee of 0.05% per day starting October 1, 2010 to permit emission fees that have not been paid by facilities (were due September 1, 2010). This will also include unpaid fees from previous reporting years »
US EPA is scheduled to publish the proposed Boiler MACT on or before April 16, 2010. There has been much speculation regarding how much lower the emission limits in the pending proposed rule will be compared to the version of the rule that was »
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has announced two changes in annual emissions inventory reporting requirements and this could affect any facility for the reporting year of 2009, especially those not required to report in past »
By March 1, 2010, all RCRA Large Quantity Generators are required by Georgia EPD to submit their hazardous waste report and a waste reduction plan. While the report covers the prior calendar year (i.e., 2009) and requires a limited amount of data, »
On November 27, 2009, EPA made a finding of failure against the states of Georgia, Illinois and Pennsylvania, citing them for failure to submit a State Implementation Plan (SIP) as required by the Clean Air Act for attaining the 1997 National »