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.
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.