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10 Most Common Clean Air Act Compliance Violations

smoke_stackFor those of you who don’t know, the Clean Air Act (CAA) is a national law designed to help control air pollution. It was developed by the EPA and applies to all organizations producing air borne contaminants that may be harmful to the general population.  Failure to comply with the Clean Air Act can lead to up to $50,000 in fines and a year in jail.

Below, you can find the top ten violations most commonly found by regulators. For information on how to avoid the violations and improve your organization’s CAA compliance, view the agenda for our upcoming webinar in the link below.

  1. Permit not conspicuously posted near the air pollution source

 

  1. Emissions are not being tracked as stated in the facility permit

 

  1. The facility has added new equipment and not updated their permit

 

  1. The facility has not calculated their potential to emit for the entire facility to determine if they need a permit

 

  1. The facility is not operating emission control equipment according to the permitted levels

 

  1.  The facility is not tracking the hours run on emergency generators

 

  1. The facility is not using the correct emission factors for emission calculations

 

  1. The facility is not permitted based upon their emission levels

 

  1. The facility is not following all of the required recordkeeping requirements as stated in their permit


  2. The facility did not track losses of CFC’s from refrigeration equipment
For a suite of Clean Air Act resources including a downloadable infographic and motiongraphic, look here. 
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