- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
Currently, there are no federal rules requiring the use of PEMS. However, some sources have obtained administrator approval to use PEMS as alternatives to continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). Other sources may desire to use PEMS in cases where initial and operational costs are less than CEMS and process optimization for emissions control may be desirable.
According to an agency release, PS 16 will apply to any PEMS required in future rules in 40 CFR Parts 60, 61, or 63, and in cases where a source petitions the administrator and receives approval to use a PEMS in lieu of another emissions monitoring system required under the regulation. The agency also noted it is finalizing several minor technical amendments.
The final rule is effective on April 24, 2009.