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EPA Updates to the Refrigerant Management Regulations

EPA has updated the refrigeration management regulations of 40 CFR Part 82 – Section 608, that became effective on January 1, 2017. Previously exempt refrigeration and comfort cooling appliances containing greater than 50 pounds of refrigerant substitutes like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and R-134a are now subject to this regulation. Section 608 of ...

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EPA’s Revisions to EPCRA 312 Tier II Reporting

EPA has issued revisions to 40 CFR Part 370 that affect Tier I and Tier II reporting under Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). The revisions affect the Tier II report due March 1, 2018 for the 2017 reporting year. The changes are intended to align ...

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The USEPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is Here

The Georgia EPD has adopted the USEPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, which becomes effective in Georgia on September 28, 2017. The changes in the regulations affect all hazardous waste generators. The hazardous waste generator requirements have been reorganized and consolidated into 40 CFR 262 to make them more user-friendly.

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Georgia EPD Issues New Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued the revised Guideline for Ambient Impact Assessment of Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions, effective March 2017. EPD’s goal in revising the guidance document which was originally approved for use on June 28, 1998 was to provide a more user-friendly and definitive guideline for facility owners to demonstrate that emissions ...

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Georgia DNR Board Adopts Amended Air Rules

Misc. Rules Update:  https://epd.georgia.gov/sites/epd.georgia.gov/files/033117ProposedAmendments_Miscellaneous.pdf Updates VOC definition for exempt solvents; Revises the ambient air standards to be consistent with the NAAQS; Removes the definition of “Regulated NSR Pollutant” to defer back to the federal definition; Adds NSPS XXX (new MSW landfills); Adds fire pumps to the SIP permitting exemption; Eliminates PM2.5 nonattainment area NSR provisions ...

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