Recently, many facilities received an email from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regarding the upcoming Source Registration (SR) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting deadlines and requirements. This e-mail states that the MassDEP is suspending the April 15, 2017 deadline for both SR and GHG reporting while they continue to work on combining these two reports into one web based platform. During this process, the current reporting platforms will not be available. It is currently not known when the system will be up and reports will be due. When the reporting platform is ready, the MassDEP will be sending out letters with reporting deadlines to facilities. In the meantime, CAPACCIO recommends that facilities continue to compile their 2016 data and complete required calculations.
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If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Sheridan at (508) 970-0033 ext. 122 or email@example.com.
Just a reminder that deadlines for air source registration filing are fast approaching. Prevent last minute scrambling and begin to assemble your air permits and approvals, fuel usage data, and hours of operation for fuel combustion equipment.
Each owner/operator of a facility required to file this year should have been informed of their filing schedule via a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). If you did not receive a letter, the MassDEP has posted a list of filers with their due dates which can be found at the link below:
The due dates for this year are listed below.
- April 15 – Operating Permit facilities due
- May 16 – Non-OP annual filers due
- June 1 – Deadline for a portion of the facilities filing every 3 years (see List of All Facilities for facility-specific deadlines)
- July 15 – Deadline for a portion of facilities filing every 3 years (see List of All Facilities for facility-specific deadlines)
NOTE: If you were an Operating Permit facility during any portion of 2015, you will need to file a 2015 Source Registration, even if your classification changed or the facility closed.
EXCEPTIONS: Please note that some air permits require the facility to file annually. If this is the case, then your facility is required to file by May 16, regardless of what the MassDEP list states.
Based on your current level of record keeping and available data, a peer review of your filing, or assistance with the MassDEP online filing system (eDEP) may be all you need. If interested, we would be happy to discuss where you are in the process and what is needed to ensure your deadlines are met. For more information, please contact Linda Swift at 508-970-0033 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may have recently received an e-mail from the MassDEP with the subject line: IMPORTANT-Notice of EPA’s retirement of air pollution control devices effective for the 2013 submission. This does NOT mean that your control device needs to be replaced. The EPA recently changed their naming system which does not match all the options that are available on the MassDEP’s Source Registration forms. Therefore, the MassDEP is being forced to change the naming system in the Source Registration program. If your facility’s air pollution control device is not on the revised EPA list, the MassDEP will be sending you an e-mail listing your current control device and a list of similar names on the revised EPA list. The MassDEP is asking that you respond to their e-mail stating which revised name matches your air pollution control device. The MassDEP will then update your 2013 Source Registration to the revised name.
If you have any question or concerns, please contact Lynn Sheridan at 508.970.0033 ext. 122 or email@example.com.