CPI says the EPA is going this “under the guise of Environmental Research and calling it Community Air Monitoring.”
Here’s what CPI says this means for every operator with a clean air permit:
- If you have air pollution control equipment now, you have an obligation to insure it is operating correctly and at top performance. CPI says it can help by conducting a performance assessments or even making necessary repairs and efficiency updates.
- If you have emissions and your air pollution control is in tip-top condition — make sure all fugitive emission points are leak free and other housekeeping plans of action are implemented to keep the “Citizen EPA” from wreaking havoc on your operations.
- If you are have a permit and you are under emissions trigger points that allow operations without end-of-pipe control equipment, follow the same rules above to make sure you don’t call unwanted attention. Good planning now will help minimize your risk to negative attention.
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