The Source Blog

Welcome to The Source, ESC Spectrum's air emissions compliance blog.

After 50 years in the air emissions compliance industry, we’ve seen it all. We are passionate about helping people comply with clean air regulations and believe in sharing what we’ve learned with others.  The Source blog provides explanations and advice regarding federal, state, and local regulations, Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) best practices, audit checklists, case studies, news, and more. Want to suggest a blog topic or participate in a case study? We would love to hear from you.

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The EPA’s Good Neighbor Plan – Response to Judicial Stays

On July 31, 2023, the US EPA issued a final action to address emission sources affected by judicial stays of the Good Neighbor Plan in the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. Read our article to learn more about how these final actions might affect your facility.

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Understanding Monitoring Plans: A Comprehensive Overview

Monitoring plans play a crucial role in ensuring compliance and accurate reporting of air emissions. Whether you are familiar with monitoring plans or new to the concept, this blog post aims to provide a high-level overview of their significance, components, and upcoming changes. By the end, you will have a better understanding of what monitoring plans entail and why they are essential.

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The Importance of CEMS Probe Maintenance

The continuous emissions monitoring probe is the initial contact with the sample being drawn for monitoring. Preventative maintenance can help keep your probe functioning and provide you with years of reliable data and service. Our Field Service Technicians recommend inspecting probes annually to ensure they operate properly.

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New Release: QAInsight™ Version 1.3 Now Available

QAInsight helps industrial companies solve challenges with scheduling, planning, and tracking a myriad of activities related to performing Quality Assurance tests required by state and federal agencies. Enhancements in Version 1.3 offer new features to improve overall user experience.

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Webinar: StackVision Dashboards

This webinar will teach you best practices for StackVision Dashboards, including recent updates to this valuable tool.

2023 Fall User Group & Training

The Westin Austin at the Domain 11301 Domain Drive, Austin, TX, United States

Our Fall User Group and Training event will be held in Austin, TX, November 7-9. This is a great opportunity to learn best practices, network with your peers and industry experts, and enjoy the capital city. Training will be held on November 7, while the Fall User Group Meeting will be held on November 8-9.

ESC Spectrum Office Closure: Thanksgiving

ESC Spectrum 10801 N MOPAC EXPY, AUSTIN, United States

ESC Spectrum offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 23 through Friday, November 24, 2023. For emergencies, please contact Support at 512-250-7901.

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