Once an air permit has been issued, a facility is often required to maintain records to demonstrate compliance with their authorized emission limits. Many facilities are required to demonstrate compliance with both hourly and annual emission limits for a variety of air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide, and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). An air permit may also require facilities to maintain other records, such as monthly stack observations, filter inspection and maintenance logs, safety data sheets (SDSs), equipment specifications, and audio/visual/olfactory (AVO) inspection logs.
An air permit may also require a facility to comply with federal standards such as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Federal standards often require further recordkeeping in addition to the records required for an air permit. Many federal standards also require the submission of compliance reports. Furthermore, facilities with Federal Operating Permits (FOPs) have added recordkeeping and reporting requirements. If a facility fails to maintain the records required by an air permit or federal standard, it can face serious consequences. In addition, failure to submit a required report or not submitting a report on time can also have serious repercussions. Many facilities receive fines due to inadequate, improper, or inaccurate recordkeeping.
R2M Engineering has over 20 years of combined experience helping businesses with their compliance recordkeeping needs. Our recordkeeping management systems are customized specifically for your facility to ensure your recordkeeping and reporting requirements are met. R2M Engineering works closely with our clients to help them understand the requirements of their air permit or applicable federal standard to prevent emission exceedances or deviations before they occur. Whether you recently received your air permit, received a violation for failure to maintain the records required by your air permit, or need help refining your air permit recordkeeping system, please call us to discuss your recordkeeping and reporting needs.
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