Attainment area


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Attainment area

An area considered to have air quality as good as or better than the NAAQS as defined in the Clean Air Act. An area may be an attainment area for one pollutant and a nonattainment area for others.
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The ambient air quality level of criteria pollutants in an attainment area cannot exceed the baseline concentration(36) plus an increment.
To be considered an Attainment Area, a facility needs to meet air quality standards for eight consecutive quarters and meet all required rules as set by the EPA.
NIPSCO operates in a unique electric service area, including a large non- attainment area requiring adherence to strict environmental controls, which make operating costs much higher than in other parts of Indiana.
In general, these rules apply in ozone non attainment areas to facilities that have at least 15 lb/day of solvent cleaning VOC emissions (uncontrolled).
We have seen the passing of a pair of major attainment deadlines for ozone and carbon monoxide (CO) levels, and approximately 70 areas, most of which previously had excessive ozone levels, have been redesignated as attainment areas.
In the later years of regulation, nonattainment status reduces expected "births" in polluting industries by 40-50 percent, resulting in a shift of polluting activity to cleaner, less populated attainment areas.
Attainment areas surrounding these "transitional" areas will be designated as "areas of influence" (AOIs) with accompanying requirements to implement at least some of the pollution control strategies required in non-attainment areas.
Companies that are in ozone attainment areas only need to follow standards covering HAP emissions.
Combining the new program for packagers with continuous product investment demonstrate the commitment that GE Oil & Gas and packager participants have to help ensure that compression companies are able to operate as cost-effectively as possible and with peace-of-mind even in the strictest attainment areas.