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Emergency Engine Emissions Standards Kathi Harris, HOLT CAT Emissions Business Manager - June 13, 2012
The information presented is an interpretation of federal, state or local regulations and should not be used as legal guidance. HOLT Power Systems assumes no liability for errors or omissions.
Is this an Actual Emergency? Emissions Standards Now What? Today’s Agenda
TEXASFEDERAL Unforeseen power or gas service failure, flood, fire, or life- threatening situation YES Emergency runtime limits (876 hrs per TX Permit)YESNO 100 hours per year Maint. & Testing allowedYES Severe Storm Avoidance at Airports or NASAYES Other Storm Avoidance up to 30 minutes advanceNOYES NEW! Demand Response – up to 100 hrs/yr incl. M&TYES NEW! Peak Shaving - up to 50 hrs/yr incl. M&TNO?YES Emergency?
EPA Emergency Engine Regs – Current vs. Proposed TypeCurrentProposed Demand Response15 hours per year100 hours per year Demand ResponseNESHAP only NSPS and NESHAP will allow Peak ShavingNot allowedUp to 50 hours per year
Proposed Demand Response Changes Up to 100 hours per year for non-emergency activities Hours include Demand Response, Maint. & Testing, Peak Shaving Hours Can Get Paid – Peak Shaving up to 50 hrs/year – TCEQ requires PBR or Case-By-Case Permit Fed Regs Aligned (NESHAP & NSPS)
Proposed Changes - Details, Details Demand Response When: Regional Transmission Authority or equivalent balancing authority declares Energy Emergency Alert Level 2 (EEA Level 2) Voltage sag of 5% or more below standard voltage or frequency. Peak Shaving When: Done as part of program with local distribution system operators. Power can only be used at facility or towards the local system. Expires April 16, 2017
Permits By Rule (PBR) – (Portable & Emergency Engines & Turbines) – (Maintenance, Startup & Shutdown) – (Stationary Engines & Turbines; Peak Shaving) – Case-by-case (Peak Shaving) PBR = 876 hours emergency use Paperwork – – review, keep copies, records of compliance, no fee or registration. – – same as above if MSS project less than 180 days. Texas Requirements
DFW Minor Source NOx Rule All federal and state regulations plus: No Maintenance & Testing 6 am – noon, with few exceptions Old Diesels Relocated into DFW must meet at least emergency engine emissions standards Natural Gas-fired = 0.5 g/bhp-hr NOx, 0.6 for landfill gas
Federal Requirements DieselNatural Gas EPA Standards for Certified Emergency Diesel Gensets For most engines >130 hp NOx: 2.0g/hp-hr (3.0g/hp-hr existing) CO: 4.0g/hp-hr VOC: 1.0g/hp-hr Install, Configure per Mfg Hour meter Initial Emissions Performance Test Use ULSD Record-keeping
New Regulations Maintenance Change oil, filter every 500 hrs. or annually. – Option to use oil analysis program to extend. Inspect air cleaner every 1,000 hrs. or annually. Inspect hoses, belts every 500 hrs. or annually, replace as needed. Records: – malfunctions & reducing emissions during, performance tests, maintenance, monitoring results, hours ops., emergency notifications, demand response, peak shaving, non-emergency uses.
Close, but no cigar! EPA taking public comments until July 23, Webinars – 6/20, 6/25, 6/28
Contacts Your HOLT CAT Salesperson HOLT CAT IRVING – TCEQ Air Permits Division –