Controlling NOx Emissions from Adipic Acid Manufacturing
Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117 for controlling emissions of nitrogen oxides from adipic acid production units. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.
- Beaumont–Port Arthur area (Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties)
- Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties
Description of Rules
- Limit NOx emissions from the absorber of any adipic acid production unit to 2.5 pounds per ton of adipic acid produced on a 24-hour rolling average.
- Include monitoring, reporting, record-keeping, and testing requirements.
- Require submission of a control plan.
History of Rules
The Chapter 117 rule history for adipic acid manufacturing discusses revisions to the rules, including the rule proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
- EPA Test Methods
- EPA performance specifications for continuous emission-monitoring systems and CEMS quality-assurance procedures
- Protocol for predictive emission-monitoring systems referenced at 30 TAC 117.8100(b)
- Guidance for Preparing Summary, Excess Emission, and Continuous Monitoring Systems Reports referenced in 30 TAC 117 record-keeping and reporting sections
- Stakeholder groups that help the agency with air quality issues
- State plan to meet the national ozone standard
- Air permitting and registration
- Tax relief for pollution-control property
- Point source emissions inventory