Implementation Conference (10/21/99)
On October 19, 1999, EPA
hosted the Part 75 Implementation Conference in
Washington, DC. Topics included, but were not limited to:
Part 75 rule revisions, Acid Rain Program Policy
Manual revisions, EDR v2.1 and quarterly reporting,
and new flow Reference Methods. A few key meeting notes
are listed below:
- The Acid Rain Division (ARD) will
gradually change its title to the Clean Air
Markets Division (CAMD). This name change is
designed to reflect ARDs increasing role in
other Cap and Trade Programs (e.g., NOx
- The Policy Manual and EDR v2.1
Instructions Manual will be updated on a
quarterly basis as necessary.
- In the future, ARD intends to
address technical equipment issues in the Policy
Manual and reporting issues in the EDR
Instructions Manual. ARD hopes to avoid
conflicting reporting guidance (as seen in the
past) by cross referencing the EDR Instructions
in applicable Policy Manual answers.
- ARD intends to issue an unofficial
complete copy of Part 75 in November 1999.
- Quarterly Reports may be submitted
in EDR v2.1 format on or after January 1, 2000.
Quarterly Reports must be submitted in EDR
v2.1 format beginning the Second Quarter of 2000.
Any utility that anticipates not complying with
the required submittal date is urged to forewarn
the Agency as soon as possible.
- New rejection and critical error
checks will be added to the ETS software and
existing checks will be upgraded to either
rejection or critical error status.
- ETS feedback reports will be
reformatted to group error messages in one of the
three following error categories: (1) Rejection,
(2) Critical, and (3) Educational. This change is
designed to facilitate the review of USEPAs
- ARD intends to respond to
questions raised during the conference as well as
additional questions submitted to the Agency in
the next couple of weeks. These questions and
answers will be incorporated into the Policy
Manual or EDR Instructions Manual during the
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