Technical Bulletins

June 23, 2016

SCS Technical Bulletin: LDAR Requirements in the Final Oil and Gas NSPS Rule

Controlling emissions from “fugitive emission components” at affected sources is a significant part of the final Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Accordingly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) requirements beyond the 2012 rule, which only applied to volatile organic compound ...

November 10, 2015

SCS Technical Bulletin: Summary of Proposed Oil and Gas NSPS, November 2015

Summary of Proposed Oil and Gas NSPS U.S. EPA promulgated an amended Standards of Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution (NSPS). Specifically, EPA proposed amendments to 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 60, Subpart OOOO and proposed an entirely new Subpart OOOOa. EPA ...

November 10, 2015

SCS Technical Bulletin: Summary of Clean Power Plan, November 2015

Summary of the Clean Power Plan includes the final standards for new and existing Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs). The Technical Bulletin reviews the U.S. EPA determination that the best system of emission reduction (BSER) consists of three building blocks; how the EPA determines the degree of emission limitation ...

November 2, 2015

SCS Technical Bulletin: Summary of Refinery NSPS – NESHAP – MACT 1 – MACT 2 Technology Review, October 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on September 29, 2015, seeking to further control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from petroleum refineries. The rule imposes new requirements on storage vessels, delayed coker units and flares, and requires fenceline monitoring ...

August 30, 2015

SCS Technical Bulletin: Summary of Proposed NSPS and EG Rules for Landfills, August 2015

The landfill industry will be reviewing these rules in detail and will be commenting within the prescribed 60-day window. Comments will be developed in a collaborative effort of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the National Waste and Recycling Association (NW&RA) and submitted to EPA.