CAA AssignmentQuestion 1: Using the definitions of PM10 and PM2.5, what is the difference between PM10 and PM2.5?Answer: PM10 can be defined as a particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers as measured in the ambient air for measuring mass concentration of particulate matter. 1. Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume I, Principles. EPA-600/9-76-005, March 1976. Available from CERI, ORD Publications, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West St. Clair Street, Cincinnati, OH 45268.2. Quality Assurance Handbook for Air Pollution Measurement Systems, Volume II, Ambient Air Specific Methods. EPA-600/4-77-027a, May 1977. Available from CERI, ORD Publications,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West St. Clair Street, Cincinnati, OH 45268.PM2.5 means particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers as measured in the ambient air for measuring mass concentration of particulate matter.Quality Assurance Guidance Document 2.12. Monitoring PM2.5in Ambient Air Using Designated Reference or Class I Equivalent Methods. U.S. EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory. Research Triangle Park, NC, November 1988 or later edition. Currently available at:http://www.epa.gov/ttn/amtic/pmqainf.html.Question 2: When a source determines its potential to emit a contaminant, are restrictions on hours of operation considered a limitation on the capacity of the source to emit an air contaminate?Answer: Any physical or operational limitation on the capacity of a source to emit an air contaminant, including air pollution control equipment and restrictions on hours of operation or on the type or amount of material combusted, stored or processed, shall be treated as part of its design if the limitation is enforceable by the administrator.https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/400/400/02/127.Question 3: What is a fugitive emission?
CAA AssignmentAnswer: Fugitive emission means an emission from any emission point within a facility other than a flue or stack.https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/NR%20400.02 (71).Question 4: In Wisconsin those sources that are listed in or near a nonattainment area that must comply with RACT emission limitations must meet the limitations specified in which chapters ofthe Wisconsin Administrative Code?Answer: Chapters NR 415 to 418 as specified in Wisconsin Administrative code states that the sources that are listed in or near a nonattainment area, must comply with RACT emission limitations.https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/NR%20401.025 (2).Question 5: In what air quality control region is UW‐Whitewater?Answer: UW- Whitewater is listed in The Southeastern Wisconsin Intrastate Air Quality ControlRegion.https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/NR%20404.03 (2) (b).Question 6: Are the ambient air quality standards for the criteria pollutants the same in Wisconsin as the rest of the country? If not, which ones are different?Answer: The air quality standards for the criteria pollutants are not same Wisconsin as comparedto rest of country because of variation in population, transportation, and industrial densities, in addition to variation in terrain and meteorology, equal air quality may not be achieved throughout a region or area. The different region includes Minnesota, Illinois, and Dubuque. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/document/administrativecode/NR%20404.03 (2).Question 7: No major stationary source or major modification in an attainment area may begin actual construction unless the requirements of 405.08 to 405.16 have been met. What are those requirements/titles of those chapters?Answer: Requirements for beginning construction in an attainment area which fall under requirements listed in 405.08 to 405.16:-