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Emission Protocol Gas Verification Program and Minimum Competency Requirements for Air Emission Testing

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March 10, 2011 - EPA issued a final rule to establish two ongoing programs that will better ensure the accuracy of calibration gases and the competency of emission stack testers. The Protocol Gas Verification Program (PGVP) and the Air Emission Testing Body (AETB) programs will strengthen our emission measurement data under the Agency's regional emission reduction programs, such as the Acid Rain Program, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, and the Transport Rule.

EPA's Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed the following rule on March 10, 2011 and the final rule was published in the Federal Register (FR) on March 28, 2011. A copy of the rule is available below, and on Regulations.gov at http://www.regulations.gov/ in Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0837.


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