Upcoming Air Emissions Inventory and Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadlines

March 21, 2014

Most states require facilities to report their air emissions, allowing environmental agencies to track emissions from a wide variety of sources. This practice ensures that air quality standards are set accurately, protecting human health and the environment.

 

Click on your state to learn more: 

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Massachusetts and New Hampshire have air emissions reporting deadlines beginning on April 15, 2014. Facilities in Maine must submit air emissions reports by May 15, 2014.  Facilities in Connecticut with a Title V Permit or a General Permit to Limit the Potential to Emit (GPLPE) had reporting deadlines in March 2014.  In addition, facilities that emit more than 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) must also submit a  Federal Greenhouse Gas (GHG) report by March 31, 2014.  Massachusetts has an additional State-Specific GHG reporting deadline of April 15, 2014.

 

Massachusetts 

Facilities are required to submit Source Registration Reports either annually or every three years, depending upon the types or quantities of air contaminants that they emit.  The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) has established a rolling reporting schedule, with deadlines beginning April 15, 2014 and continuing through the spring and summer. Massachusetts facilities that are required to file Source Registration Reports include the following:

  • Facilities that use natural gas or fuel oil and that have a maximum energy input capacity of 10 million British Thermal Units per hour (MMBtu/hour).  

  • Facilities that have a maximum energy input capacity of 3 MMBtu/hour and that use solid fuel, used oil fuel, or landfill gas.  

  • Facilities that have the potential to emit air contaminants such as particulate matter, oxides of sulfur, nitrogen dioxide, lead, organic material, or listed Hazardous Air Pollutants in excess of threshold quantities.

  • Hazardous waste incinerators.

  • Facilities that operate stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines with a maximum energy input capacity of 3 MMBtu/hour or greater, other than emergency generators.

  • Facilities that have been specifically required by the MADEP to report.

 

Still not sure if you need to file a Massachusetts Source Registration Report? Click here to view the MADEP's guidelines. 

 

 

New Hampshire

Facilities that hold an air permit are required to calculate and report their air emissions to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and pay a fee by April 15, 2014.  An air permit may be required if the facility operates fuel burning devices such as boilers (the thresholds for size and capacity depend upon the type of fuel used), internal combustion engines such as emergency generators, incinerators, and certain types of process equipment like pneumatic transfer devices. Click here for a complete list of equipment that requires an air permit

 


Connecticut 

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) requires facilities which are registered under the General Permit to Limit the Potential to Emit (GPLPE), to submit the required compliance report(s) on, or before, March 1, 2014, (covering the previous calendar year). Typically, these facilities have the potential to emit above the regulatory threshold amounts of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, lead, or ammonia. 

 

The annual reporting requirement includes an annual compliance certification and annual actual emissions summary.

 

 

Maine   

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) requires facilities that hold air licenses to report their air emissions by  May 15, 2014.  Typically, these facilities have the potential to emit above the regulatory threshold amounts of carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, lead, or ammonia.  Reporting must be conducted using the Maine Air Emissions Inventory Reporting System (MAIRIS) software

 

 

Need a hand?

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like assistance in meeting your reporting requirements. Click here to ask an expert. For facilities in MA, NH, or ME, please contact Suzanne Pisano, GeoInsight's Director of Compliance, at 978-679-1600 or slpisano@geoinc.com.  If you have questions regarding CT reporting obligations, please contact Adam Weissman at 860-894-1022 or amweissman@geoinc.com.

 

Need a hand? 

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like assistance in meeting your reporting requirements.