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  • who to contact for questions
  • where to send notification forms
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  • notification forms
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Region 9: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Region 3: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming Region 6: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

EPA Region 1 (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Upcoming Webinars

None at this time

Questions? Contact Susan Lancey at (617) 918-1656 or lancey.susan@epa.gov

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, send your notification forms to the following address:

    U.S. EPA Region 1
    Attn: Air Clerk
    5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
    Mail code: OES04-2
    Boston MA 02109-3912

How do I find a Qualified Energy Assessor (QEA) in New England?

EPA Region 1 has compiled a list of QEA's (see below), as defined in the area source boiler rule. Energy assessors may voluntarily add their names to this list based on a self-determination that they are a QEA, as defined in the rule.  EPA has not verified or reviewed the accuracy of these self-determinations, nor does it warrant that the list is a complete and exhaustive list of all available QEAs. Owners and operators should use sound judgment to verify that the QEA they select has the capability and knowledge to perform the required energy assessment activities for their particular facility.

EPA has compiled this list for informational purposes only to assist the public in identifying possible QEAs to conduct energy assessments, as required by the rule. Inclusion on the list does not imply any endorsement by EPA, its employees or the United States government.  To request to be added to this list, please contact Patrick Bird at 617-918-1287 or bird.patrick@epa.gov.

Table of Self-Determined QEAs (Excel file) (27k)

Qualified energy assessor (QEA) means:

  1. Someone who has demonstrated capabilities to evaluate energy savings opportunities for steam generation and major energy using systems, including, but not limited to:
    1. Boiler combustion management.
    2. Boiler thermal energy recovery, including
      1. Conventional feed water economizer,
      2. Conventional combustion air preheater, and
      3. Condensing economizer.
    3. Boiler blowdown thermal energy recovery.
    4. Primary energy resource selection, including
      1. Fuel (primary energy source) switching, and
      2. Applied steam energy versus direct-fired energy versus electricity.
    5. Insulation issues.
    6. Steam trap and steam leak management.
    7. Condensate recovery.
    8. Steam end-use management.
  2. Capabilities and knowledge includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Background, experience, and recognized abilities to perform the assessment activities, data analysis, and report preparation.
    2. Familiarity with operating and maintenance practices for steam or process heating systems.
    3. Additional potential steam system improvement opportunities including improving steam turbine operations and reducing steam demand.
    4. Additional process heating system opportunities including effective utilization of waste heat and use of proper process heating methods.
    5. Boiler-steam turbine cogeneration systems.
    6. Industry specific steam end-use systems.

NOTE: The “qualified energy assessor” may be a company employee or outside specialist.


EPA Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

Questions? Contact Umesh Dholakia at (212) 637-4023.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Division of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance
    U.S. EPA Region 2
    290 Broadway
    New York, NY 10007-1866

EPA Region 3 (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

Questions? Contact Ray Chalmers at (215) 814-2061.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania*, Virginia, and West Virginia, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Air Protection Division
    U.S. EPA Region 3
    1650 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
    Attn: Area Source Boiler Rule Notice

    *For sources in Allegheny County, PA, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 3) to:
    Allegheny County Health Department
    Bureau of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality
    301 39th Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201
    Attn: Area Source Boiler Rule Notice

EPA Region 4 (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Lee Page at (404) 562-9131 or Stan Kukier at (404) 562-9046.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee, send your notification forms to:

    U.S. EPA Region 4
    Attn: Director, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division
    Atlanta Federal Center
    61 Forsyth Street
    Atlanta, GA 303033104

For sources in Georgia, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 4) to:

    Georgia Department of Natural Resources
    Air Protection Branch
    4244 International Parkway, Suite 120
    Atlanta, GA 30354

For sources in Kentucky (except in Louiville, Jefferson County), send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 4) to:

    Kentucky Division for Air Quality
    Program Planning Branch
    Attn: Jim Eubank
    200 Fair Oaks Lane, 1st Floor
    Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

    *For sources in Lousville, Jefferson County, send your notification forms to:
    Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District
    850 Barret Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40204-1745

For sources in Mississippi, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 4) to:

    Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
    Air Division
    P.O. Box 10385
    Jackson, MS 39289

For sources in North Carolina, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 4) to:

For sources in South Carolina, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 4) to:

    South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
    Attn: Heinz Kaiser
    2600 Bull Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

How do I find a Qualified Energy Assessor (QEA) in EPA Region 4?

EPA Region 4 has compiled a list of QEA's (see below), as defined in the area source and major source boiler rule. Energy assessors may voluntarily add their names to this list based on a self-determination that they are a QEA, as defined in the rule.  EPA has not verified or reviewed the accuracy of these self-determinations, nor does it warrant that the list is a complete and exhaustive list of all available QEAs. Owners and operators should use sound judgment to verify that the QEA they select has the capability and knowledge to perform the required energy assessment activities for their particular facility.

EPA has compiled this list for informational purposes only to assist the public in identifying possible QEAs to conduct energy assessments, as required by the rule. Inclusion on the list does not imply any endorsement by EPA, its employees or the United States government.  To request to be added to this list, please contact Lee Page at 404-562-9131 or page.lee@epa.gov

List of Self-determined Qualified Energy Assessors (QEA's) (PDF) (3pp, 90k)


EPA Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Katharina Bellairs at (312) 353-1669.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, send your notification forms to:

    U.S. EPA Region 5
    Attn: George Czerniak, Branch Chief
    Air Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (AE-17J)
    77 West Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 606043507
For sources in Illinois, send your notification forms (with a copy to EPA Region 5) to:

    Illinois EPA
    BOA-MC40
    1021 North Grand Ave., East
    P.O. Box 19276
    Springfield, IL 62794-9276


EPA Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Charles Handrich at (214) 665-6553 or Richard Barrett at (214) 665-7227.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Air, Pesticides and Toxics
    U.S. EPA Region 6
    1445 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, TX 752022733

EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Lisa Hanlon at (913) 551-7599.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Air and Waste Management Division
    U.S. EPA Region 7

    11201 Renner Blvd
    Lenexa, KS 66219


EPA Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, call 303-312-6312 or 800-227-8917 (toll-free only in Colo., Mont., N.D., S.D., Utah, Wyo.) or send an email to r8eisc@epa.gov

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Air and Toxics Technical Enforcement Program
    U.S. EPA Region 8
    Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice
    1595 Wynkoop Street
    Denver, CO 80202-1129

EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Manny Aquitania at (415) 972-3977.

Where do I send my notification forms?

For sources in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, and Guam, send your notification forms to:

    Director, Air and Toxics Division
    U.S. EPA Region 9
    75 Hawthorne Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105

EPA Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

Upcoming workshops

None at this time

For questions, contact Heather Valdez (valdez.heather@epa.gov) at (206) 553-6220

Where do I send my notificaton forms?

For sources in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, send your notification forms to:

    U.S. EPA Region 10
    Office of Air, Waste and Toxics
    Attn: Sara Bent
    1200 6th Avenue, Suite 900, Mail Stop: AWT-107
    Seattle, WA 98101

How do I find a Qualified Energy Assessor (QEA) in the Northwest?

EPA Region 10 is compiling a list of QEA's (see below), as defined in the area source boiler rule. Energy assessors may voluntarily add their names to this list based on a self-determination that they are a QEA, as defined in the rule.  EPA has not verified or reviewed the accuracy of these self-determinations, nor does it warrant that the list is a complete and exhaustive list of all available QEAs. Owners and operators should use sound judgment to verify that the QEA they select has the capability and knowledge to perform the required energy assessment activities for their particular facility.

EPA has compiled this list for informational purposes only to assist the public in identifying possible QEAs to conduct energy assessments, as required by the rule. Inclusion on the list does not imply any endorsement by EPA, its employees or the United States government.  To request to be added to this list, please contact Heather Valdez at 206-553-6220 or valdez.heather@epa.gov

Table of Self-Determined QEAs (Excel file) (26k)

Qualified energy assessor (QEA) means:

  1. Someone who has demonstrated capabilities to evaluate energy savings opportunities for steam generation and major energy using systems, including, but not limited to:
    1. Boiler combustion management.
    2. Boiler thermal energy recovery, including
      1. Conventional feed water economizer,
      2. Conventional combustion air preheater, and
      3. Condensing economizer.
    3. Boiler blowdown thermal energy recovery.
    4. Primary energy resource selection, including
      1. Fuel (primary energy source) switching, and
      2. Applied steam energy versus direct-fired energy versus electricity.
    5. Insulation issues.
    6. Steam trap and steam leak management.
    7. Condensate recovery.
    8. Steam end-use management.
  2. Capabilities and knowledge includes, but is not limited to:
    1. Background, experience, and recognized abilities to perform the assessment activities, data analysis, and report preparation.
    2. Familiarity with operating and maintenance practices for steam or process heating systems.
    3. Additional potential steam system improvement opportunities including improving steam turbine operations and reducing steam demand.
    4. Additional process heating system opportunities including effective utilization of waste heat and use of proper process heating methods.
    5. Boiler-steam turbine cogeneration systems.
    6. Industry specific steam end-use systems.

NOTE: The “qualified energy assessor” may be a company employee or outside specialist.

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