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Technical Services Section

The technical services section is broken down into three (3) branches:

Mobile Source Compliance
is responsible for creating, maintaining and ensuring the programs required in this state regarding vehicle emissions are complying with state and federal rules and regulations.

Stationary Source Compliance
is responsible for validating and quantifying plant emission to ensure compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. This inventory of air emission sources and identification of pollutants ensures regulation status, control costs and plant permit fees are accurate. Stationary Source Compliance(SSC) consists of three main compliance functions: source testing, continuous emissions monitoring and enforcement/compliance. The source testing function involves the review and validation of manual source testing data to determine a source's compliance status with respect to state and federal regulations. The continuous emissions monitoring function involves the review and validation of continuous emissions monitoring data and monitoring systems to determine a source's compliance status with respect to state and federal regulations. The enforcement/compliance function involves the review and tracking of compliance data and civil penalty assessments in order to ensure statewide consistency in enforcement and compliance activities.

Toxics Protection (TPB)
is responsible for the assessment of emissions of toxic air pollutants and the determination of their potential adverse effects on health, welfare and the environment. The TPB uses a variety of innovative and traditional methods to gather information to support permit actions, MACT implementation activities, rulemakings and enforcement actions. The Branch provides chemical analytical support to the Division of Air Quality for non-criteria pollutants. The Branch conducts area studies where the ambient concentrations of toxic air pollutants are measured. The TPB provides a resource for concentrated, in depth evaluations to characterize emissions. The Branch also provides chemical analytical support to the Division, Regional Offices, and other state agencies in the event of emergencies impacting air quality.


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