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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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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Part 60 Monitoring Plan Overview

Part 60 Monitoring Plan Overview

Gain a clearer understanding of 40 CFR Part 60 with ESC Spectrum’s useful Part 60 Monitoring Plan Overview. This 13-page overview covers the most common industries found under the Part 60 air quality regulations served by ESC Spectrum’s StackVision™, Prism® and CEMDAS Evolution™ Data Acquisition Systems.

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New to CEMS? This One's for You!

New to CEMS? This One’s For You!

Being the new guy in any position can be overwhelming, and that is no exception for the continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS) and environmental compliance world. You may find yourself in a situation you didn’t plan on; maybe you are thrust into a new role or job because someone is out sick, or an unfamiliar assignment lands in your lap. Whatever the reason, there are many resources out there for those new to environmental compliance.

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RATA Load Analysis

RATA Load Analysis Errors and How to Avoid Them

Load Analysis Errors are usually discovered after a RATA test has been conducted and can lead to hundreds of hours of invalid data. To avoid this error at your facility, learn about some of our best practices to consider when planning your next RATA test.

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Air Emissions Regulations 101

Air Emissions Regulations 101

Air Emissions Regulations 101 provides an overview of EPA history, the similarities and differences between Part 60, 63 and 75 and ESC Spectrum’s role in monitoring and compliance.

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In honor of Memorial Day, our ESC Spectrum offices will be closed on Monday, May 30. As always, our Customer Support team is on call to assist you in an […]

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo 2022

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Come see ESC Spectrum at Booth 308 during the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (June 13 - 15). The 38th Annual FEW features opportunities to meet with producers, […]