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Main Title Air Quality Modeling Technical Support Document : Boiler Source Sector Rules.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Assessment Division, 2010.
Year Published 2010
Report Number EPA/454/R-10/006
Stock Number PB2011-104532
OCLC Number 725258756
Subjects Air quality--mathematical models ; Air--pollution--mathematical models ; Air quality--Law and legislation ; Boilers--Law and legislation
Additional Subjects Air quality modeling ; Boilers ; Emission ; Air pollution control ; Ozone ; Particulates ; Mercury ; Inventories ; Benefits ; Regulations
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-454/R-10-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/23/2011
NTIS  PB2011-104532 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
This document describes the air quality modeling performed by EPA in support of the final boiler MACT rule. A national scale air quality modeling analysis was performed to estimate the impact of the sector emissions changes on future year: annual and 24-hour PM2.5 concentrations, 8-hr maximum ozone, total mercury deposition, as well as visibility impairment. Air quality benefits are estimated with the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx) model. CAMx simulates the numerous physical and chemical processes involved in the formation, transport, and destruction of ozone, particulate matter and air toxics. In addition to the CAMx model, the modeling platform includes the emissions, meteorology, and initial and boundary condition data which are inputs to this model. Emissions and air quality modeling decisions are made early in the analytical process. For this reason, it is important to note that the inventories used in the air quality modeling and the benefits modeling are slightly different than the final boiler sector inventories presented in the RIA. However, the air quality inventories and the final rule inventories are generally consistent, so the air quality modeling adequately reflects the effects of the rule.
EPA Project officer: Kirk Baker. "December 2010."