In the US, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission policy is evolving both
at the Federal and State levels. Many GHG emitters are now
obligated to quantify and report actual annual GHG emissions to
the EPA under 40 CFR 98, Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases,
generally referred to as the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
(GHGRP). Many States have similar GHG emission reporting
In addition, as per the modifications to Federal Regulation 40 CFR
51, 52, 70 and 71 (Prevention of Significant Deterioration and
Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule) new or modified PSD and
Title V sources are now required to quantify GHG emissions as part
of the air permitting process.
RTP is at
the forefront of the emerging technical and regulatory issues
related to GHGRP and the Tailoring Rule. RTP staff have written papers
and conducted seminars regarding the implementation of the latest
GHG requirements associated with the Tailoring Rule as it applies
to both PSD and Title V sources. RTP’s experts have
also assisted clients with documenting GHG applicability for both
GHGRP and the Tailoring Rule and have submitted permitting
documents including GHG emissions inventories and GHG BACT
assessments in support of regulatory requirements.
RTP’s GHG permitting experience covers a wide range of
industries from commercial and institutional facilities to
chemical manufacturing plants and oil refineries.
RTP also actively tracks policy changes related to GHG emission
credits, Renewable Energy Credits (REC) and
their markets. This includes
verifying and trading
GHG emissions for our clients.
RTP has developed environmental compliance systems (ECS) for application to specific facilities that can be tailored
to incorporate and track compliance issues including the
tracking of RECs
and carbon credits.
RTP’s experts have also prepared
carbon footprint analyses for the waste management industry, which
consists of accessing GHG
components and GHG differentials between various waste disposal
and treatment methods.
RTP staff work with numerous businesses and
corporations on GHG and carbon footprint
programs. RTP GHG
work also includes, but is not limited to, the development of a
GHG emissions profile as well as the monthly tracking of actual
GHG emissions based upon process information
and carbon reduction plans.