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NOx Abatement Revisions Adapted by EPA
A decision has been made to uphold U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for NOx abatement. The revisions adopt an hourly analysis, in addition to the annual standard.
American Petroleum Institute made a number of assertions in its claim that EPA had been arbitrary and capricious in its review of the scientific evidence concerning potential short-term effect. The courts, however, denied the claim, stating only that the scientific review that was completed is enough.
What this means is some states will be more aggressive about requiring lo-NOx burners and - in the case of larger sources of NOx - increased use of add-on controls such as Selective Catalytic Reduction.
For now, these requirements will be applied in a haphazard way, depending on existing state rules and policies. In the long-term, these kind of requirements will likely be codified on a more national basis as the regulated community struggles to comply with these extremely stringent ambient air standards.
In order to stay compliant and not risk haphazard fines, look at abatement systems such as the Concord CONOx.