Boilers Smoke Generators / Smokehouses Parts Washers Diesel Fire Pumps Emergency Generators Cook Ovens / Microwave Ovens Rendering Cookers Hot Water Heaters Biogas Flares Control Equipment: Scrubbers /Baghouses What are some typical air pollution sources for meat processing?
READ YOUR PERMIT Know what all your air pollution sources are at your plant. ANYTHING WITH A STACK! Is it exempt? If yes, prove it in writing? Document Permit Requirements/Due Dates/Frequency/Whose Responsible Ensure appropriate records are kept! IMPORTANT: When does the permit expire. You won’t get a new permit tomorrow Review Air Permits
For emission sources without permits – assure that exemption requirements are met. Be prepared to prove to a regulator that the source is exempt!!! Review new production initiatives – need an air permit? Gap Analysis
List of all equipment and capacities Allowable emissions Limits: –hours of operation, –production rates (tn/yr, tn/d), –types of fuel usage Records Requirements: –hours of operation –production throughputs –fuels used –monthly emissions –throughputs: flow rates, pressure drops, other monitoring information –operations and maintenance plan Requirement to perform stack test, annual emissions inventory, report accidents / excessive emissions / etc Requirement to perform annual boiler tuning (good idea anyway) Requirement to have O&M Plan. Basically how to operate and take care of all your air permit related equipment. What is in a typical air permit?
Review potential to emit calculations annually Conduct actual emission calculation annually Review maintenance and inspection records for air pollution control devices On Going Requirements
Opacity –EPA Method 9 Certified –Develop an opacity SOP/EMP –Most states have general opacity statutes of 20% I can’t see…………………
Date & time of complaint Name, address & phone # of complainant Weather conditions (wind speed & direction, temperature, overcast, rainy, or sunny) Findings if any discernable odors beyond property boundary Investigation notes from specific complaint Date & time of inspection Inspection conducted by:
UNDERSTAND YOUR PERMIT –DOCUMENT ALL REQUIREMENTS: LET WEBEMS BE YOUR FRIEND –Use ‘Monitoring and Measurement matrix’ –Use ‘Operational Control matrix’ –Use ‘Document Control matrix’ –Use ‘Record Retention matrix’ –Use ‘Training matrix’ –TRAIN –VERIFY THAT THE RECORDS ARE ROUTINELY KEPT –VERIFY THAT THEY ARE FILED APPROPRIATELY VERIFY THAT THE MONITORING IS CORRECT VERIFY THROUGH AN OUTSIDE AUDITOR (VENDOR?) 100% Compliance 100% of the Time
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