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Clean Air Markets

Emissions Monitoring

Getting Started

Photo of emissions from a facility.The Clean Air Markets Division maintains several market-based programs designed to improve air quality. These include the Acid Rain Program and the Clean Air Interstate Rule. Complete and accurate monitoring, reporting, and auditing of emissions is a central feature of these programs. Sources regulated by these programs must follow the monitoring regulations in Part 75 of Volume 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which requires continuous monitoring and reporting of sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

Newly Regulated Sources

Sources that are new to CAMD's regulated community must first register with the CAMD Business System (CBS) before they are able to submit monitoring plans, QA/QC tests, and emissions data using the Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System (ECMPS). Learn more about Getting Started with CBS.

Part 75 Administrative Processes

The following tables provide guidance on requirements to submit various types of information under Part 75.

Emissions Monitoring Contacts

A complete list (PDF) (19 pp., 199 K) of all EPA, state, and local contacts is available.

Region Name Phone Number E-Mail
Emissions Collection and Monitoring Plan System Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Region 1 (NH, VT, ME, MA, RI, CT) Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Region 2 (NY, NJ, PR, VI) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Craig Hillock 202-343-9105 hillock.craig@epa.gov
Region 3 (PA, MD, DE, DC, VA, WV) Charles Frushour 202-343-9847 frushour.charles@epa.gov
Ujjval Shukla 202-343-9196 shukla.ujjval@epa.gov
Region 4 (KY, TN, NC, SC, MS, AL, GA, FL) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Region 5 (MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH) Louis Nichols 202-343-9008 nichols.louis@epa.gov
Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
Region 6 (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA) Travis Johnson 202-343-9018 johnson.travis@epa.gov
Kevin Tran 202-343-9074 tran.kevin@epa.gov
Region 7 (NE, KS, IA, MO) Robert Vollaro 202-343-9116 vollaro.robert@epa.gov
Region 8 (MT, ND, SD, WY, UT, CO) Ronald Sobocinski 202-343-9722 sobocinski.ron@epa.gov
Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, HI) Carlos Martinez 202-343-9747 martinez.carlos@epa.gov
Region 10 (WA, OR, ID, AK) Jenny Jachim 202-343-9590 jachim.jenny@epa.gov
The mailing address for all headquarters contacts is:

US EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mail Code 6204M, Washington, DC 20460

Monitoring Information

CEMS emissions monitoringPart 75 of Volume 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires continuous monitoring and reporting of sulfur dioxide (SO2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. Most of these emissions are measured with Continuous Emission Monitors (CEM), which monitor important information such as the amount of pollution emitted from a smokestack (pollutant concentration) and how fast the emissions occur (stack gas volumetric flow rate). Lower-emitting sources may use less rigorous methods, with safeguards in place to ensure that emissions are not under-reported.

Technical Guidance

Emissions StackEPA’s emission monitoring requirements ensure that the emission data collected is of a known, consistent, and high quality.  This area provides a list of resources that will be useful to sources and regulatory agencies responsible for monitoring and submitting emissions for compliance with some of EPA’s programs, such as the Acid Rain Program and the Clean Air Interstate Rule.

 

PGVP/AETB

Photo:  Emissions PowerplantThe Protocol Gas Verification Program (PGVP) and the Air Emission Testing Body (AETB) program, established in March 2011, are ongoing programs that will better ensure the accuracy of calibration gases and the competency of emission stack testers.  Both programs will strengthen our emission measurement data under the Agency's regional emission reduction programs, such as the Acid Rain Program and the Clean Air Interstate Rule.   

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