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U.S. EPA and State Perspectives on Clean Air Act Rules for Stationary/Emergency Engines 

Webinar Date:
      May 24, 2016 at at 2:00 pm ET

The National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) and the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) are inviting you and you colleagues to participate in this joint webinar.

The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with an introduction and updates to federal regulations concerning stationary engines and how states interact with those guidelines. Two presentations will be given, approximately 30 minutes each.

Melanie King is with the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her presentation will provide an overview of federal rules concerning stationary engines, with a focus on diesel emergency generators. She will also provide an update for EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rule for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (also known as Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Maximum Achievable Control Technology, or RICE MACT).

Gary Saunders is a Special Projects Engineer with the Division of Air Quality at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. He will discuss his state’s perspective on these rules, with a focus on RICE MACT and North Carolina’s RICE program as well as legal updates following a recent ruling by the D.C. Court of Appeals for the RICE MACT.


Melanie King, Energy Strategies Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Melanie King is an Environmental Engineer in the Energy Strategies Group at the U.S. EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Research Triangle Park, NC. She is currently working on developing and implementing regulations for emissions from stationary internal combustion engines and combustion turbines. Prior to joining EPA, she worked for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality.

Gary L. Saunders, Special Projects Engineer, Division of Air Quality, Stationary Source Compliance Branch, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Gary Saunders is a Special Projects Engineer with the Division of Air Quality at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.  He has more than 40 years of experience in air-related issues including emissions testing, permitting, operation and maintenance of control equipment, and permitting (18 with DAQ).  As the Chair of DAQ’s Compliance Workgroup, he was a member in the DAQ team that was setup to implement the regulations contained in 40 CFR 63, Subpart ZZZZ (4Z).  He is one of the Raleigh Central Office’s main contacts on issues related to compliance with the engine rules.  He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from NC State University and prior to joining the DAQ, he worked for several engineering consulting firms managing projects on air-related issues.



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