45CSR28 Program Evaluation 2006

45CSR28 Program Evaluation

December 18, 2003 - August 14, 2006

 

45CSR28, "Air Pollutant Emissions Banking and Trading" contains provisions in Section 16 requiring the Director to conduct, or cause to be conducted, an evaluation of the emission trading program established under the provision of this rule.  The evaluation shall be conducted every three (3) years, or more frequently if deemed necessary by the Director, to make all of the following emission trading program assessments:

 

*Whether the program is consistent with the maintenance of national ambient air quality standards and has resulted in emission reductions consistent with reasonable further progress toward attainment and maintenance of national ambient air quality standards.  45CSR§28-16.1.a.

 

*Whether requirements for monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting and enforcement have resulted in a sufficiently high level of compliance.  45CSR§28-16.1.b.

 

*Whether the program has caused any localized adverse effects to the public health, safety or welfare, or to the environment, including any disproportionate air quality impacts.  This assessment shall include an analysis of the effects of emission trading on the emissions and impacts of toxic hazardous air pollutant emissions.  45CSR§28-16.1.c.

 

*Whether the program is achieving reductions across a spectrum of sources, including area and mobile sources.  45CSR§28-16.1.d.

 

*Whether provisions for conducting audits of emission reduction credit transactions have resulted in a sufficient number of audits being conducted across a spectrum of sources.  45CSR§28-16.1.e.

 

Evaluation

 

Since the last evaluation in 2003 an ERC (Emission Reduction Credit) Registry has been established.  A brief summary of the registry is as follows:

 

  

Company 

Plant 

I.D. 

County 

Pollutant 

ERCs Registered

Expiration Date

World Kitchen

 Martinsburg

003-00008 

Berkeley 

NOx 

251.1

1/1/2012

Cytec 

Willow Island 

073-00003 

Pleasants 

SO2 

1621.35

12/31/2014

 

According to the ERC retirement provisions for air quality benefits of 45CSR28, 27.9 tons of NOx and 180.15 tons of SO2 were retired for air quality benefit.  As of this date, no ERCs have been traded or used.

 

WVDAQ worked with USEPA Region III to examine the ERC generation quantifications protocols for the above facilities.  In approving the above ERCs, special attention was paid to be consistent with the maintenance of  national ambient air quality standards. 

 

On June 16, 2004, the WVDEP submitted a 45CSR28 SIP (State Implementation Plan) package to USEPA for approval and incorporation in the West Virginia SIP.  As of this date, there was no response from USEPA regarding the SIP submittal.

 

 No action has been taken for the following ERC applications pending DAQ's attainment demonstration for PM2.5 SIP call:

 

Company

NOx ERCs (Tons) 

SO2 ERCs (Tons) 

PM ERCs (Tons) 

CO ERCs (Tons) 

VOC ERCs (Tons)

Union Carbide Corporation (Dow Chemical)

80 

194 

0

Schott Scientific Glass

75.52 

0.43 

24.7 

1.94 

2.91

 

Summary of DAQ's Emissions Banking and Trading Program to Date (Tons):

  

Pollutant 

Total Tons Reduced 

Retired to Benefit Air Quality 

ERCs Generated 

ERCs Used 

ERCs Retired 

CO 

NOx 

285.6 

 28.56

257.04 

VOC 

Pb 

PM 

PM10 

-

-

SO2 

1801.50 

180.15 

1621.35 

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