Proposed Revisions to AP-42 Chapter 7, Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks

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Section 7.1 of AP-42 presents emissions estimating methodologies for storage tanks of various types and operating conditions.  The current version of Section 7.1 (dated November 2016) includes emissions estimating methodologies for routine emissions from fixed roof tanks and floating roof tanks.  These equations were developed to estimate average annual losses for storage tanks.  In September … Continue reading "Proposed Revisions to AP-42 Chapter 7, Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks"

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EPA Proposes Revision to NSPS OOOOa New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Gas Industry

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On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry (“2016 NSPS OOOOa”).  The main changes involve amendments to the fugitive monitoring frequency and repairing schedule requirements.  The new rule will significantly reduce regulatory burden and cost for energy producers and will streamline implementation and … Continue reading "EPA Proposes Revision to NSPS OOOOa New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Gas Industry"

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Updates to Qualified Changes Under Senate Bill 1126 Section 116.116(e) Guidance and PI-E Form

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The TCEQ updated Qualified Changes Under Senate Bill 1126 Section 116.116(e) Guidance and PI-E Form and associated instructions. The updates clarify which “qualified” facilities may make physical and operational revisions without being required to obtain a permit amendment by including certain criteria to allow a facility to obtain a no net increase in allowable emissions. … Continue reading "Updates to Qualified Changes Under Senate Bill 1126 Section 116.116(e) Guidance and PI-E Form"

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TCEQ to require all Applicants to submit requests for Ownership Change via ePermits

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Beginning July 1, 2018, the Air Permits Division (“APD”) of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (“TCEQ”)  will require all applicants to submit requests for change in ownership for all New Source Review (“NSR”) authorizations (including registrations under permits by rule or Standard Permits) via ePermits. Contact eSPARC here if your facility needs assistance with developing and submitting applications via … Continue reading "TCEQ to require all Applicants to submit requests for Ownership Change via ePermits"

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Texas Railroad Commission Announces 2019 Oil and Gas Division Monitoring and Enforcement Plan

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Key provisions of the Plan:  Defines “Major Violations” more clearly for inspectors; Identifies means for RRC to widely communicate compliance and enforcement data; Increases number of annual inspections; and Establishes targets for the periodic inspection of all wells. On March 20th, 2018, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) disclosed its priorities to audit and enforce … Continue reading "Texas Railroad Commission Announces 2019 Oil and Gas Division Monitoring and Enforcement Plan"

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eSPARC Volunteers at the DePelchin Children’s Center

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On Saturday, December 9, the eSPARC team volunteered their morning at DePelchin Children’s Center Donation Station in Houston, TX. The team, along with members of the Houston Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), assisted in organizing and putting away toys received from toy drive sponsors. The DePelchin Children’s Center believes that every child deserves to be … Continue reading "eSPARC Volunteers at the DePelchin Children’s Center"

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Welcome Erica and Nathan!

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We are pleased to announce that Nathan Kwan and Erica Chen will join eSPARC as full-time employees this month.  Nathan and Erica began their time at eSPARC as fellows through the eSPARC Fellowship Program.  The eSPARC Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates an opportunity to make a real contribution to our growing company, while exploring individual areas of … Continue reading "Welcome Erica and Nathan!"

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eSPARC volunteers at the Don Green Nature Park!

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On November 18, the eSPARC team volunteered their morning at the Don Green Nature Park in Houston, TX.  The team planted trees, cleared non native weeds, and maintained trail conditions. The Friends of Don Greene is a nonprofit organization with the mission to advance efforts in conservation and environmental education in the Houston area.  Way to go … Continue reading "eSPARC volunteers at the Don Green Nature Park!"

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eSPARC Welcomes Andreana Madar!

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We are pleased to announce that Andreana Madar has joined eSPARC as a Project Manager for our Oil &  Gas Practice. Ms. Madar  has over thirteen years of HSE consulting experience in the environmental services industry. She has a strong background in gas, petroleum, nuclear, energy, environmental compliance, and remediation. Prior to joining CAMS eSPARC, Ms. … Continue reading "eSPARC Welcomes Andreana Madar!"

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