The Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) touches virtually every aspect of economic activity in the United States. It requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for certain pollutants in order to protect public health and welfare nationwide. The Act provides a comprehensive set of regulations to monitor air toxins and requires major sources of air pollution to obtain detailed operating permits. The CAA also requires states to adopt enforceable plans to achieve and maintain air quality standards, and to control harmful emissions that might drift across state lines.
Other key provisions of the CAA are designed to minimize pollution increases from the growing number of motor vehicles, and from new or expanded industrial plants. The law calls for new stationary sources (e.g., power plants and factories) to use the best available technology, and allows less stringent standards for existing sources.
SCS Engineers is a leader in providing air quality services. We offer a wide variety of services to meet our clients’ air compliance and permitting needs. Our staff consists of professional engineers, chemists, scientists, and technicians experienced in understanding regulatory requirements, solving environmental problems, and providing innovative solutions. We have conducted New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)/Emission Guidelines (EG) and Title V projects at hundreds of landfills and industrial facilities, and we have strong working relationships with both industry and the regulatory community (EPA, states, and local air districts).
Our professionals have years of proven experience in environmental and risk management compliance services for CAA initiatives, including:
Control Technology Analysis
The primary air quality concern at landfills involves LFG emissions, and the main compliance tool is the Gas Collection and Control System (GCCS). The NSPS/EG rules require LFG testing and collection system installations at many sites, and they require landfill owners/operators to:
SCS Engineers offers comprehensive LFG services to help you meet regulatory compliance requirements within budget, including engineering test services, laboratory analysis, gas system design, system installation, and operations. We find that once compliance with NSPS air quality criteria is achieved, other LFG issues (e.g., lateral migration, impacts to groundwater, odor, etc.) usually begin to resolve.
Typical CAA tasks that SCS performs for landfills include:
Because of our extensive CAA experience, SCS is well-positioned to perform additional services that may be required as new air quality regulations are issued in the years ahead.
Air Compliance Reporting SCS Engineers helps industrial, commercial, and institutional clients comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act). We determine how the rules and regulations affect your operations, … Continue reading Air Compliance Reporting
Air Emissions and Permitting The Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) provides a comprehensive set of regulations to monitor criteria and toxic air pollutants, and it requires major sources of … Continue reading Air Emissions and Permitting
Ambient Air Monitoring National Expert: Paul Schafer SCS Engineers has advanced capabilities to design, implement, and conduct ambient air quality measurement programs. We supervise and operate air quality monitoring networks … Continue reading Ambient Air Monitoring
Dispersion Modeling Using our modeling tools, the SCS Engineers team of modeling professionals can determine baseline pollutant concentrations, evaluate compliance with the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), analyze Prevention … Continue reading Dispersion Modeling
NSPS/NESHAP Compliance SCS Engineers has experience and expertise across a wide range of air compliance services, and we can help you evaluate and implement regulatory compliance requirements at all levels. … Continue reading NSPS/NESHAP Compliance
Odor Monitoring and Control National Experts: Paul Schafer and Pat Sullivan Odor pollution is a significant aspect of a region’s air quality and is often regulated as a nuisance. It … Continue reading Odor Monitoring and Control
Tracer Gas Studies SCS Tracer, a specialty division of SCS Engineers, is the most experienced and versatile tracer science consulting team in the United States. Collectively, our tracer experts possess … Continue reading Tracer Gas Studies