The Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) is offering educational opportunities and guidance on Annual Compliance Certifications (ACCs) and Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports (SAMRs), which are due on Jan. 30, 2017.
DCA will be hosting an Air Compliance Reporting Workshop on Jan. 10, 2017. The morning session of this workshop will consist of presentations designed to help attendees complete forms, gain an understanding of calculations required for reporting and explain compliance conditions detailed in the facility’s permit.
The afternoon open house will allow attendees to sit down and talk directly to DCA staff regarding questions about permit reporting. Attendees should review the ACC/SAMR self-paced learning modules available at DCA.ky.gov, bring a copy of their permit and any records pertaining to air reporting. Attendees must register at DCA’s Ticketleap page by Jan. 8, 2017.
These routine permit-required reports should be submitted electronically via eForms, the new preferred submittal method or mailed directly to the local regional office for the Division for Air Quality (DAQ).
Note: Major sources must still submit copies of the Annual Compliance Certification form to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4; the address in Atlanta is provided in the Title V permits.
Both of these reports help ensure compliance with both air regulations and a facility’s permit. An ACC serves as a yearly self-assessment and self-compliance determination. The SAMR is a bi-annual report that contains more detail regarding the parameters that are monitored, including production rates, fuel use and monthly emissions. The reports require a permitted facility to document that required monitoring is being conducted, inform the DAQ if any deviations have occurred and hold facility management accountable for monitoring and compliance statements.