New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

EPA, under the authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA) maintains a series of regulations in 40 CFR Part 60 called the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). Each NSPS regulation establishes emission limits and/or work practice requirements for an equipment category, sometimes in a certain industry, to control one or more criteria pollutants such as NOx, SOx, PM, and VOC.

Equipment is not automatically subject to a NSPS regulation just because it falls into a regulated equipment category. A NSPS regulation is triggered when equipment, as defined in the regulation, is constructed, modified, or reconstructed after an effective date. Projects are usually evaluated for NSPS applicability during the air permitting process. If applicable, the regulated equipment may be subject to an emission limit, which may dictate an air pollution control device or system. The equipment must also comply with other work practice, monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Examples of NSPS regulations include

NSPS Subpart 40 CFR Citation Regulated Source
Subpart Db §60.40b – 60.49b Steam Generating Units (Boilers)
Subpart F §60.60 – 60.66 Portland Cement Plants
Subpart Ja §60.100a – 60.109a Petroleum Refineries
Subpart Kb §60.110b – 60.117b Storage Vessels (Tanks)
Subpart CC §60.290 – 60.296 Glass Manufacturing Plants
Subpart DD §60.300 – 60.304 Grain Elevators
Subpart GG §60.330 – 60.335 Stationary Gas Turbines
Subpart XX §60.500 – 60.506 Bulk Gasoline Terminals
Subpart IIII §60.4200 – 60.4219 IC Engines

Davenport Engineering can help you comply with the NSPS regulations across a wide variety of industries, whether it is navigating applicability, developing an implementation plan, auditing compliance, or preparing your routine NSPS reports. Contact us today to learn more on how we can help you with your NSPS needs whatever they may be.