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During the 2017 "Seeing 20/20 on Compliance Inspections" Workshop, attendees from Mecklenburg County regulated industries were given insight to the air quality inspection process. MCAQ's requirements for a full compliance evaluation were discussed along with tips on managing compliance from a facility perspective. Various tools were also shared: MCAQ's own industry-specific inspection checklists (linked below), enforcement statistics, and web enhancements.
The workshop was an excellent opportunity to meet the MCAQ Permitting and Enforcement staff. Pictured: (back, left to right) Jimmy Pascal, Jason Rayfield, Chuck Greco, Andrew Deal, Aaron Matijow, Evan Shaw, Danielle Jones, (front, left to right) Donna Cavaliere, Bryan Gabriel, Lexin Murphy, and Ivonne Hernandez.
Compliance Inspection Checklists for:
Asphalt Plants (PDF or Word)
Boilers (PDF or Word)
Coating & Printing (PDF or Word)
Concrete Plants (PDF or Word)
Gas Terminals (PDF or Word)
Generators (PDF or Word)
Quarry & Material Crushing (PDF or Word)
Spray Painting (PDF or Word)
What is an FCE?
What to expect when MCAQ arrives
Compliance Assistance Tools
Compliance from an Industry Perspective
What happens if there's a problem?
During the 2017 Asbestos NESHAP Workshop, customers were introduced to GovOnline, the 1st EPA-approved electronic NESHAP notification system in the southeast region! Attendees had an opportunity to preview the new system, and to learn about the role that various local and state agencies play in reviewing, approving, and inspecting demolition and renovation projects in Mecklenburg County.
Representatives from MCAQ, Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement, N.C. Department of Labor (OSHA), and N.C. Health Hazards Control Unit (HHCU) were all on hand to answer questions and to assist customers.
View presentations and recorded presentations here:
Workshop Introduction (pdf or video)Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement's Demolition Permitting Process (pdf or video)GovOnline Electronic Asbestos NESHAP Submittal Portal (pdf or video)Occupational Awareness of Asbestos (pdf)NC Asbestos & Lead Hazard Management Rules and Regulations Overview (pdf)Asbestos Compliance Assistance Tools (pdf)
Workshop Introduction (pdf or video)
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement's Demolition Permitting Process (pdf or video)
GovOnline Electronic Asbestos NESHAP Submittal Portal (pdf or video)
Occupational Awareness of Asbestos (pdf)
NC Asbestos & Lead Hazard Management Rules and Regulations Overview (pdf)
Asbestos Compliance Assistance Tools (pdf)
Air permits can be difficult to follow and understand but the point of this workshop was to break a permit down into its most important parts. Staff from MCAQ talked specifically about monitoring, recordkeeping, notification, and reporting requirements plus provided resources that can help manage compliance. Gordon Miller, Air Quality Commission member, also gave a presentation on compliance from an industrial perspective.
View presentations here:
Workshop IntroductionUNCC Energy and Environmental Assistance Office (EEAO)Permit Overview Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements Notification and Reporting RequirementsCompliance From an Industry Perspective
UNCC Energy and Environmental Assistance Office (EEAO)
Monitoring and Recordkeeping Requirements
Notification and Reporting Requirements
Compliance From an Industry Perspective
Emissions Inventory Compliance Workshops - 3/31/2015 & 4/7/2015
MCAQ requires annual emission reporting from all permitted facilities by April 30 each year. In 2015, two emissions inventory workshops were held to assist permittees with preparing their facility's reports. The events focused on calculating emissions from volatile organic compound (VOC) and particulate matter (PM) emitting processes as well as how to comply with the triennial air toxics emission inventory.
View presentations here:
MCAQ Website Overview
Air Toxics Inventory Requirements
VOC Autobody and Surface Coating Compliance Update
VOC Mass Balance Calculation Procedures
VOC Calculation Examples
PM Quarry and Rock Crushing Compliance Update
PM Stone Crushing and Abrasive Blasting Calculation Examples
PM Stack Test and Asphalt Calculation Examples
UNC Charlotte Energy & Environmental Assistance Office
"Get Fired Up About Air Quality Compliance" Combustion Source Workshop - 5/15/2014
Combustion sources like boilers and generators have many air quality requirements such as permitting, compliance with federal emission standards (GACTS), and review under the North Carolina Air Toxics Program. MCAQ's 2014 workshop focused on those key requirements and included some tools to help boiler and generator owners stay on top of compliance.
View presentations here:
When do I permit a combustion sourceHow to comply with the 4Z RICE GACTHow to comply with 6J Boiler GACTHow to use the boiler emission calculation spreadsheetHow to use the generator emission calculation spreadsheet2014 NC Toxics Program Update
Permitting 101 Workshop - 4/22/2012Prior to installing a new source or modifying an existing source of regulated emissions, a facility must submit a permit application and receive an Air Quality Permit to Construct/Operate. MCAQ’s 2012 Spring Workshop: "Permitting 101" focused on the fundamentals of compiling and submitting a complete permit application.
Stage I Vapor Recovery Workshop - 5/21/2012
Gasoline dispensing facilities receive gasoline products in underground storage tanks (UST's) from vapor tight truck tanks. Pipes and valves interconnecting the UST's and truck tank create a "closed loop" (i.e. Stage I gasoline vapor recovery system). The Stage I gasoline vapor recovery system collects 96% of the vapors that would have otherwise been emitted to the atmosphere to form ozone, and returns them to the bulk gasoline terminal for processing.
Gasoline Dispensing Facility (GDF) Compliance Guidance