Your One Stop Shop for RICE NESHAP ZZZZ Compliance

Environmental Source Samplers, Inc. (ESS) is pleased to announce a partnership with PowerSecure International, Inc. (PowerSecure) and Governor Control Systems, Inc. (GCS) to provide a one-stop-shop for total compliance with the EPA mandated emission standards for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) units. This ruling, which was finalized in May 2010, is part of the larger Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards promulgated by the EPA.

GCS is a provider of control equipment for the affected units, such as DCL’s Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), Silencers, Diesel Particulate Filters. GCS has also designed and developed the required Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems (CPMS) Kit necessary to refit existing engines to meet emission requirements. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Interactive Distributed Generation, and Utility Infrastructure. ESS is an air quality consulting firm specializing in project management, emissions sampling and testing for a wide base of industrial, government and municipal clients.

ESS, PowerSecure and GCS have an established history of working together to meet a facility’s compliance requirements. Over the last year our three organizations have worked together on over 100 projects for RICE units demonstrating Subpart ZZZZ compliance. Our project management team provides initial consultation and emission measurements; engineering and design work; an accredited and certified emissions test program; and, guaranteed RICE NESHAP compliance.

Several million stationary reciprocating engines are in use throughout the United States. These engines, in general industry use, provide shaft power to drive process equipment, compressors, pumps, standby generator sets and other machinery. The uses are similar in agriculture, with many engines serving the purpose of driving irrigation pumps. Reciprocating engines also find wide application in municipal water supply, wastewater treatment, and in commercial and institutional emergency power and load-managing stations.

The Subpart ZZZZ RICE rule (see: A Guide to the ZZZZ and JJJJ RICE Rules) includes requirements to regulate emissions from new and reconstructed RICE units located at major sources and area sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). A HAP major source is a facility with a potential to emit 10 tons per year of a single HAP, or 25 tons per year of a combination of HAPs. An area source is any source that is not a HAP major source. All RICE units >100 hp (at area sources) and >500 hp (at major sources) have Carbon Monoxide emission testing requirements.

If you have any questions concerning your operations and applicability under these rulings, don’t hesitate to contact our office today. Compliance with the rule must be achieved by May 3, 2013!

Environmental Source Samplers – Brian Mellor (910) 799-1055, sales@essknowsair.com

Brian Mellor About Brian Mellor

Brian Mellor works with Environmental Source Samplers, Inc. (ESS), an environmental consulting firm specializing in stack testing, CEMS Testing, and EPA air emissions compliance.

ESS has conducted international stack testing projects at Johnson Atoll, in the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, and various parts of Europe. If you need a team that will do your international job with efficiency and effectiveness, call ESS at (910) 799-1055 or visit www.ESSKnowsAir.com.

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