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Document Title/Subject:
Clarification of Methodology for Calculating PTE for Batch Chemical Production Operations
Related Documents:
Besides attached documents, also see NSR/PSD Guidance Notebook
Signed by: John Seitz

Signature Date: August 29, 1996

Contact:
Tim Smith, Information Transfer and Program Integration Division, OAQPS

Filename(s):
URL(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t5/memoranda/socma820.pdf


 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 5
Division:
Information Transfer and Program Integration Division (OAQPS)
Submitted By:
smith.tim
Document Type:
Policy & Guidance Memos
EPA Document Number:
N/A
Federal Register:
N/A
Supersedes:
N/A
Subject Category:
AIR
Keywords:
Chemical industry
Emissions
Permits
Terms:
Air pollutants
Chemicals
Clean Air Act
CAA
Abstract:
Guidance from John Seitz of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards to EPA Regions clarifying methodology for calculating potential to emit (PTE) for batch chemical production operations. Provides detailed guidance in the two attachments in light of inherent physical limitations on such sources' PTE arising from the inability of a source to use a given operation unit for the production of more than one product at a time. Attachment 1 contains a discussion of the batch chemical industry and the steps for determining a source's PTE. Attachment 2 is a document prepared by the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) which provides a methodology for calculating PTE and determining major source applicability. EPA approves the SOCMA methodology so long as the methodology incorporates an appropriate list of products and raw materials. (23 pages)

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