Local Program Update - North Carolina

Local Program Update - North Carolina

NC EMC Air Quality Committee Meeting January 7, 2015 WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Program Overview David Brigman, Director W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Mission of the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency monitors and regulates Buncombe County's air quality to

safeguard public health and the environment, while preserving the quality of life and economic vitality of the area. W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY What does the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency do? Responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local air quality regulations Permitting of industrial and area sources Compliance and Enforcement Asbestos Removal and Open Burning Monitor Air Quality for compliance with

National Standards Education and Outreach Pollution Prevention Projects and Outreach Indoor Air Quality Hotline W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Air Pollution in WNC

Temperature Inversions Trap air pollution near surface, rather than dispersing it Bowl Effect associated with topography Any locally-generated pollution exacerbates the problem W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY History

Smoke Abatement Program 1940s Multi-County Agency 19702000 Inter-local Agreement between Buncombe County and City W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY

WNCRAQA - Overview Governed by an Independent 5 Member Board 3 members are appointed by Buncombe County Commission 2 members are appointed by Asheville City Council Advisory Council Several members of the community from diverse backgrounds Citizens may apply and are appointed by the board WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Staff Organizational Chart

D a v id B r ig m a n D ire c t o r M a r t i S k e lly A c c o u n t in g T e c h n ic ia n K e v in L a n c e F ie ld S e rv ic e s M a n a g e r M ik e M a t t h e w s S e n io r A ir Q u a lit y S p e c ia list A rn ie L in g le A ir Q u a lit y S p e c ia list A s h le y F e a t h e rs t o n e P e rm it t in g P ro g ra m M a n a g er B e t s y B ro w n

A ir Q u a lit y S u p e rv is o r J a m e s R a if o rd S e n io r A ir Q u a lit y S p e c ia list W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Planning and Rules SIP is coordinated with DAQ WNCRAQA Code Agency Board adopts DAQ rules by reference, with minor changes to reflect agency structure Differences include asbestos, fugitive dust rule, fees, permitting requirements for Stage I, portable

crushers W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Ambient Monitoring Network One FRM 2.5 Monitor One collocated FRM 2.5 Monitor One continuous TEOM PM 2.5 Monitor One Speciated PM 2.5 Monitor (Will be discontinued 1/2015) One SLAMs Ozone Monitor One Carbonyl sampler 1/12 One 1/6 UAT VOC Sampler

W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Permitting Program Stationary Sources Permitted Sources 2013 Title V 8 SM 11 Small 54 Stage I 155 Total 228

W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Inspections Stationary Sources 2013 Title V (annual) Synthetic Minor (annual) Small Sources (biennial) Stage I (annual) Drycleaners (annual) W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY

Asbestos Permits - 2013 Asbestos Permits 431 City of Asheville Permit Reviews 759 Buncombe County Permit Reviews 239 All demolitions and asbestos renovations not regulated under 40 CFR 61.145 are regulated by WNCRAQA, and must meet requirements specified by Chapter 4.1110 of the WNCRAQA Code. W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y

AG E N CY Complaints - 2013 Industrial Sources 1 Dust/Odor/Indoor Air 6 Open Burning 44 Asbestos 1 Stage I 0 Total 52

WNCRAQA investigates all complaints received. Complaints are addressed after W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Enforcement - 2013 Notices of Violation Civil Penalties Assessed Total Penalties Assessed Total Penalties Collected 36 17 $ 14,350 $ 10,775

W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY WNCRAQA Outreach and Recognition Annual Recognition Awards Quarterly Activities Published Online Permitted Facility Workshop Area Source GACT Outreach Open Burning Outreach with Fire Departments Annual Radon Test Kit Giveaway Partner with NC Radon Program W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY

WNCRAQA Outreach Diesel Retrofits - School Buses (Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, Transylvania Counties) - EPA grant Diesel Retrofits Fire Engines NC DENR grant Wood Stove Change Out Promotion - Tax Credits Gas Can Swaps Corporate Donor (SEP) Idle Reduction Efforts at Schools Partner with NC DAQ W E S T E R N N O RT H C A R O L I N A R E G I O N A L A I R Q U A L I T Y AG E N CY Other Environmental Programs in Buncombe Co.

Storm Water Management City of Asheville and Buncombe County Erosion Control Buncombe County Environmental Control (illegal dumping, junk yards) Buncombe County Solid Waste Landfill, Recycling, Household Hazardous Waste Buncombe County Farmland Preservation Program Buncombe County For More Information For More Information WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (828) 250-6777

www.wncairquality.org [email protected]

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