An initial step in the SIP development process is for states to screen existing sources to identify those subject to the second planning period emission reduction requirements. Although the first planning period focused on emissions from coal-fired electric generating units, the second planning period broadens the range of effected units to include industrial generators along with utilities. Sargent & Lundy helps facilities understand if they could or should be identified as an affected source by providing air quality impact modeling and emission control expertise.
If your facility is identified as an affected source subject to the regional haze requirements, Sargent & Lundy’s engineers and environmental specialists can prepare the required four-factor control technology analysis for your operations, which includes:
- Costs of compliance
- Time necessary for compliance
- Energy and non‐air quality environmental impacts of compliance
- Remaining useful life of potentially affected sources
Based on the established sequence of activities required to support the SIP development process, emission sources should not wait to begin evaluating whether the second planning period regional haze program applies to those facilities and what to do about it if it does.
Participating in the SIP development process by getting ahead of the source selection phase and identifying control technologies and emission reductions that may be required is important to understanding the impact the second planning period will have on your facilities; Sargent & Lundy is the reliable choice to help utilities and businesses in the industrial sector navigate these steps.
Sargent & Lundy will be conducting a webinar at the end of October to walk through an example of a SIP. Please stay tuned for more information on our webpage, www.sargentlundy.com and on the IECA's website, www.ieca-us.com