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Clean Air Technology Center

RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (RBLC) Products

The following items may be downloaded from the RBLC. They include executables, ZIP files, Acrobat PDF files, and ASCII text files.

RBLC Software

Web Standalone Editor v4.4D B5 (ZIP)(2.3 M, October 13, 2015)

User's Manual for the RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (RBLC) Standalone Editor, Version 4.2D (PDF)(75 pp, 604 K, About PDF, July 26, 2010)

Country specific versions
Canada (ZIP)(2.26 M, October 13, 2015)
Mexico (ZIP)(2.29 M, October 13, 2015)
RBLC Web Standalone Editor (SAE) - version (4.4D B5) - NOTE - There have been significant change in "4.4D B5". We updated the usual files/tables but the most significant change is that the SAE should now work smoothly under Windows 7. (For more information on why it did not work and what was changed see Note 1 below.)

All users should uninstall any older versions of the Editor (using the UNINSTALL program in the RBLC SAE Start Menu group) then download and install the new version immediately.

If you are using an older version (i.e., one with an old or even with no "build" number on the main screen or one with an executable dated before October 13, 2015), please download, install, and start using this new version as soon as possible. Just select the appropriate country specific version of the software - US, Canada, or Mexico - unzip and install the program. The American and Canadian versions are in English and the Mexican version is in Spanish.

Just as with the old version, using the SAE your agency can enter and submit data to the RBLC from your own PC without a Web connection. Just download and unzip the appropriate ZIP file, review the included "ReadMe" file (this is very important!), and start the SETUP program. Once you are finished entering data, select the SAE's "Create Upload File" option, follow the directions, and send the resulting file to the RBLC. We'll take it from there.

Note 1 - Technical Info on the Program Changes: Version (4.3D B5) followed the same general installation path as older ones - one new directory was created in the installation folder to house the program and two sub-folders were created to hold the Archive abnd Upload files. Unfortunately, Windows 7 - and the current security "climate ' - changed all of the security rules. Windows 7 "intrepreted" the install code differently. It usually placed the EXE file is a seperate folder and most times the two sub-folders were not created. The new version of the Standalone Editor still creates one program directory, however, no sub-folders are created in the program directory. The new routine creates a new "RBLC" folder directly on the root drive (usually ) and creates the two sub-folders there. All of the upload files the new version creates are usually stored in this location.

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RBLC User's Manual, Data Entry Form and Webinars

This is to announce the availability of 3 newly recorded webinars on using the RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (RBLC). The RBLC is a web-based application that assists State and local pollution control agencies in sharing information about newer control technologies. The basic purpose of the RBLC is to provide information on current pollution prevention and control technology and to provide data on the specific emission limits imposed on new, or modified sources across the country.

Webinars April 22, 2016 - using Adobe Connect
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Volume 1 RBLC Basics (PDF)(65 pp, 760 K, November 2006) - Includes an introduction to the RBLC and information on how to search and generate reports.
Volume 2 RBLC Data Entry (PDF)(25 pp, 296 K, November 2006)  - Information for folks who are authorized to enter information for their respective agency.
Volume 3 Appendices (PDF)(154 pp, 640 K, November 2006)

Data Entry Form and Information
RBLC Data Entry Form (PDF)(3 pp, 22 K, March 22, 2012)
RBLC Process Type Codes (PDF)(9 pp, 60 K, February 14, 2011)
RBLC Pollutant Groups (PDF)(9 pp, 57 K, November 28, 2011)
Source Codes (SIC/SCC/NAICS) - Please go to US Census Bureau, Dept of Commerce.

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RBLC Annual Reports

  • RBLC Document Information (TXT)(xx pp, yy K, October 8, 1996) (pertains to all Annuals)
  • RBLC 2007 annual Report (PDF)(38 pp, 137 K, February 7, 2011)

    Please Note - This report covers January 2007 through December 2007. The report is in a new abbreviated format.  EPA-453/R-11-001, NTIS PB2011-105238.

For annual reports older than 2000, contact the CATC at catcmail@epa.gov

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