Trinity Consultants to Provide Training on Major Source Boiler Rule

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Trinity Consultants will present Web-based training for environmental professionals on the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards for industrial boilers at major sources of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions.

Environmental managers must be aware of the specifics including new source categories, effective emissions standards, new work practice standards, and compliance dates.

Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, will present Web-based training for environmental professionals on the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards for industrial boilers at major sources of Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emissions. The rule, commonly called “Boiler MACT,” was proposed on April 29, 2010 and finalized on February 23 in response to a court-ordered deadline. EPA received approximately 4,800 public comments on the proposed rule and believes that the final rule represents the best available science and data, although it immediately initiated a reconsideration process due to the time frame.

The Boiler MACT and the three associated rules will affect approximately 200,000 boilers that burn natural gas, fuel oil, biomass, refinery gas, or other gas, requiring facilities to reduce associated emissions significantly. The new rule targets emissions of numerous hazardous air pollutants including mercury, other metals and organic air toxics.

Trinity will present Web-based training, Preparing for the Boiler Rules, on March 11 and March 22 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central. The presentations will be delivered by John E. (Jay) Hofmann, President/CEO of Trinity Consultants, and Tony Jabon, Principal Consultant in Trinity’s Charlotte, NC office. Mr. Hofmann is a noted authority on air quality permit requirements for major industrial sources in the U.S. and Mr. Jabon is the firm’s senior technical staff person focused on boiler-related regulations.

According to Hofmann, “Although EPA made significant changes to the proposed rule that it expects to reduce costs significantly, many boiler owners remain concerned regarding their ability to achieve the final emission standards. Environmental managers must be aware of the specifics including new source categories, effective emissions standards, new work practice standards, and compliance dates.” For more information on these upcoming Webinars, visit trinityconsultants.com/webinars.

Founded in 1974, Trinity Consultants has offices in 28 U.S. cities, China, and the Middle East, and performs over 2,000 environmental consulting projects annually, primarily focusing on air quality regulatory issues affecting industrial facilities. Trinity also markets BREEZE(r) environmental modeling software, implements technology solutions for EH&S information management, and provides professional EH&S training and EH&S staffing services.

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