|The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that
will reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from existing, new & reconstructed stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE).
Industrial facilities such as power plants and chemical and manufacturing plants use these
engines to generate electricity for compressors and pumps. These engines are used in the oil and gas industry, both for production and transport by pipeline. They also are used in emergencies to produce electricity to pump water for flood and fire control.
Toxic air pollutants, also known as hazardous air pollutants or air toxics, are those pollutants known or suspected of causing cancer and other serious health effects.
Requirements differ depending if a location is a Major Source or an Area Source. Major Sources are those which emit or could potentially emit 10 tons per year or more of any hazardous air pollutant or which emit or could potentially emit 25 tons per year or more of any combination of hazardous air pollutants. Area Sources are sources other than Major Sources. This class is specifically designed for Area Sources. A separate class (304.2) is for Major Sources.|