It is Annual emissions inventory reporting time again for South Coast AQMD. However, this year there are going to be some changes.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has completely overhauled their Annual Emissions Reporting (AER) program. The system was available last year on a voluntary basis but its use is mandatory starting this year for the 2014 reports. The new system will require the entry of a large amount of data that wasn’t previously necessary. In addition, the new program requires uploads of all supporting documents such as source tests, TANKS data, and emission factor documentation which will require additional time to gather and submit. Due to this increased data entry and the time involved, the SCAQMD has extended the AER deadline to June 4th (as opposed to the March 3rd date that would have been typical). It is important to get your report started as early as possible to take advantage of the extension particularly if your facility is required to report under AB2588 (Air Toxics update required every four years for certain facilities) this year.
Alta has participated in both the training opportunities provided by SCAQMD in preparation for assisting clients in reporting or with issues that will come up as a result of the changes. If you need assistance please contact Susana Perez or Kimba Spenser of our Air Compliance Services team (562) 489-5777.