Outdoor Air Quality

2018 Emissions Modeling Platform from the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that the 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform data are available for public review and comment. The 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform consists of emission inventory data, supporting data used to develop the 2018 emission inventories, and methods and data that are used to process emission inventories representing the year 2018 into a form that can be used for air quality modeling.


Extensive article concerning EPA RULES AND REGS FOR COAL-POWERED PLANTS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing notice that the 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform data are available for public review and comment. The 2018 Emissions Modeling Platform consists of emission inventory data, supporting data used to develop the 2018 emission inventories, and methods and data that are used to process  emission inventories representing the year 2018 into a form that can be used for air quality modeling.


Respirable Coal Dust in MSHA - FINAL RULE

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the release of a final rule to lower miners’ exposure to respirable coal mine dust. The final rule applies to all underground and surface coal mines and continues the agency’s End Black Lung – Act Now! initiative.


Timeline of Rules and Regulations of Power Plants

On December 16, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first ever national standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants. More than 20 years after the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, some power plants still do not control emissions of toxic pollutants, even though pollution control technology is widely available.