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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AJ86 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Performance Specifications for Continuous Parameter Monitoring Systems 
Abstract: Compliance with many air rules is determined through use of process parameter values, instead of direct measurements of the pollutants of concern. No uniform set of requirements that inform users of parameter monitoring devices of the suitability of the devices for specific tasks or the ability of the devices to provide valid data to determine compliance exist. This rule would establish minimum acceptable requirements, both for initial installation and ongoing operation, for five common classes of parameter monitoring devices–-temperature, pressure, flow rate (liquid, gas, and mass), pH, and conductivity. In addition, this rule would revise portions of other rules to ensure a consistent approach for parameter monitoring. Finally, unrelated to parameter monitoring, the rule would clarify ongoing quality assurance requirements for direct measurement devices that detect multiple pollutants. The rule was proposed on October 9, 2008, and it can be found beginning on page 59,956 of Volume 73 of the Federal Register. Several commenters questioned the costs associated with the proposed rule and at least one commenter asked for a performance-based rule. The Agency is considering the comments received on the proposed rule and currently intends to issue a supplemental proposal to solicit additional public input. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63 subpart SS; 40 CFR 63.8; 40 CFR 60 app B; 40 CFR 60 app F 
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412(b)(5) et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/09/2008  73 FR 59956 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/03/2008  73 FR 73629 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/08/2008   
NPRM Comment Period Extended To  02/05/2009   
Supplemental NPRM  12/00/2011   
Additional Information: SAN No. 4584; EPA publication information: NPRM - http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2008/October/Day-09/a22674.htm; Based on comments, we expect to begin working on the reproposal next year; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0640.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 21 Mining; 22 Utilities; 31-33 Manufacturing; 486 Pipeline Transportation; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 562213 Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Barrett Parker
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
EN-341W, D243-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5635
Fax:919 541-1039
Email: parker.barrett@epamail.epa.gov

Bob Schell
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4116
Fax:919 541-3207
Email: schell.bob@epa.gov

 
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