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. We help clients with ongoing facility operations, including NSPS, MACT and NESHAP reporting; Title V semi-annual and annual reporting; emission inventory questionnaires; and SSM plan development, implementation, and reporting. SCS also routinely conducts facility assessments to identify and evaluate potential environmental and financial liabilities. When needed, SCS Engineers provides valuable assistance with enforcement actions and drafting regulatory responses.

SCS Engineers has developed custom emissions tracking and reporting tools for our clients. These tools integrate the complex operations at a site with a streamlined interface for ease of use by plant operators. Resultant reports satisfy regulatory requirements for record keeping while facilitating the historical tracking of facility trends.

The Clean Air Act requires control of surface LFG emissions. The promulgation of the NSPS, EG, and NESHAPS for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills in the late 1990s and early 2000s has significantly affected the landfill industry. These regulations require owners and operators of MSW landfills to evaluate and possibly mitigate landfill air emissions – some for the very first time. The NSPS require LFG testing and collection system installations at many sites, even those otherwise in compliance with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D.

NSPS requires landfill owners/operators to:

  • Estimate total LFG emissions using sophisticated gas models, laboratory analyses, and gas pump tests
  • Install comprehensive gas collection systems throughout the landfill at any site shown to have high emissions of non-methane organic compounds
  • Perform long-term operation and record keeping on such LFG systems

SCS Engineers offers the services required for NSPS compliance, including engineering test services, laboratory analysis, gas system design, system installation and operation. As a result of our intensive involvement and activity since the draft NSPS first came out in 1991, SCS Engineers has become the nation’s leading authority on the landfill NSPS rule and its implementation.

SCS provides:

  • Significant Presentation and Training Experience at Industry Conferences. SCS’s air quality experts have made technical presentations on the NSPS rule at more than 50 national and state solid waste conferences and workshops since 1991.

Beyond landfills, SCS’s extensive experience with NSPS and NESHAP rules covers a wide spectrum of industries and sources, including but not limited to:

  • Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICEs)
  • Aerospace facilities
  • Painting and coating operations
  • Gas turbines
  • Chemical plants
  • Solid waste incinerators
  • Industrial and commercial boilers
  • Fiberglass boat manufacturing
  • Chromium plating
  • Oil and gas operations
  • Petroleum refining