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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An Inside Look at Ethanol Regulations in the CEMS World

The 2007 EPA 40 CFR Part 60 permits’ rule about chemical process plants changed ethanol regulations for CEMS. After 15 years since this rule change, it could be time to update your ethanol plant’s emission monitoring system and possibly look for a DAS that helps comply with 40 CFR Part 60 regulations.

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How to Make Quarterly Reports Easier

Do you usually wait until the end of the quarter to begin generating your quality assurance and hourly emission files? Learn how to improve your Quarterly Report submission process with a few simple suggestions from our Senior Regulatory Specialist.

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ECMPS Re-Engineering Update on ECMPS Computer Screen

ECMPS Re-Engineering Update

The ECMPS Re-Engineering Update includes an extension to the current beta testing period through the end of December 2023. Chris Worley, team leader for the ECMPS Re-Engineering project shares the upcoming changes. Read more below about the update and see how ESC Spectrum Reporting Services can help.

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New Release: FleXReports™ Version 1.3 Now Available

FleXReports gives StackVision Data Acquisition System (DAS) users the power to develop fleetwide reports that aggregate data, then customize the format with Excel. Enhancements in Version 1.3 make it easier for users to configure, filter, and view data that FleXReports has retrieved from StackVision.

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