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RECORD NUMBER: 24 OF 435
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Air quality modeling technical support document : final EGU NESHAP.|
|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,|
|Subjects||Air quality--Standards--United States. ; Air--Pollution--United States--Mathematical models. ; Air--Pollution--Law and legislation--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Electric power generators ; Air quality modeling ; Emissions ; Inventories ; Maps ; Tables (Data) ; Modeling ; Assessments ; Visibility ; Photochemical models ; National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) ; Electric Generating Unit (EGU) ; Stationary point sources ; Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) model ; Environmental Protection Agency|
|Collation||11 p. : col. maps, charts ; 28 cm.|
This document describes the air quality modeling performed by EPA in support of the final National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) related to electrical generating utilities. 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, as well as visibility impairment. Air quality benefits are estimated with the Community Multi-scale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. CMAQ simulates the numerous physical and chemical processes involved in the formation, transport, and destruction of ozone, particulate matter and other air pollutants. In addition to the CMAQ 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 may be slightly different than the final utility 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.
"October 2011". Project Officer: Kirk Baker. Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11). "EPA-454/R-11-009". PB2012-101610.