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1 Emergency Engine Emissions Standards Kathi Harris, HOLT CAT Emissions Business Manager - June 13, 2012

2 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.

3 Is this an Actual Emergency? Emissions Standards Now What? Today’s Agenda

4 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?

5 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

6 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)

7 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

8 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

9 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

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11 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

12 New Regulations - NESHAP 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ Compliance Dates: – CI: 5/3/2013 – SI: 10/19/2013 Requirements: – Maintenance specified – Minimize idle and startup – 30 minutes – Record-keeping - 5 yrs.

13 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.

14 Close, but no cigar! EPA taking public comments until July 23, Webinars – 6/20, 6/25, 6/28

15 Contacts Your HOLT CAT Salesperson HOLT CAT IRVING – TCEQ Air Permits Division –


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