Recently the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) revised Regulation 7, Control of Ozone through Ozone Precursors. The revisions will require monitoring of emissions from storage tanks equipped with an air pollution control device such as a combustion device or vapor recovery unit. Affected facilities will be required to route all Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions through the air pollution control device with no detectable emissions. Annual monitoring will be required through visual, olfactory, and auditory monitoring as well as through the use of an infrared (IR) camera. The goal of the revision is to identify and fix leaks from storage tanks, thief hatches, pressure relief valves, access points and air pollution control devices in an effort to control atmospheric ozone. The revision to Regulation 7 will go into effect January 1, 2014.
For information on the ways that Airtech Environmental Services Inc. can assist with compliance with this revision, contact our Mountain Region office.
– Article by Timothy Wojtach