State SIP for Sulfur Dioxide emissions for sulfuric acid plants
for VOC emission for nitric acid plants
for NOx emissions for non-attainment area of Baton Rouge
Often times the obnoxious odors and disturbing noise is attributed to shutdown and startup procedures. This rule will repeal the exemption set forth in LAC 33:III.2201.C.8 and replace it with provisions allowing the owner/operator of an affected point source to comply either with the emission factors imposed by LAC 33:III.2201.D at all times (including periods of startup and shutdown) or with newly-established work practice standards designed to minimize emissions during periods of startup and shutdown.
These improvements should improve air quality especially in fence line communities and in areas designated as non-attainment. The EPA's actions are largely a result of work by the Sierra Club and by public comments from across the nation, as documented in EPA's docket folder EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0322
Proposed/June 20, 2016