It is time to complete your Air Emissions Inventory (EI) reporting for Calendar Year 2022. Every year, federal regulations require that all state agencies responsible for regulating air pollution collect emissions data from certain facilities. EI reporting opened on February 6, 2023 and is due by June 30, 2023 for Georgia facilities. All Title V facilities whose potential to emit (PTE) emissions is equal to or exceeds the following thresholds in Calendar Year 2022 are required to submit emissions data:
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Regardless of whether your facility exceeds any of the above thresholds, all Title V facilities will need to log into the Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) website (https://geco.gaepd.org) to update facility, certifier, and preparer information. Next you will need to log into the EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) website (https://cdx.epa.gov) and access the Combined Air Emissions Reporting System (CAERS) where the EI information is submitted. Once logged into CAERS, all Title V facilities must determine their participation in the 2022 Emission Inventory (“opting in” or “opting out”).
If your facility emissions do not meet or exceed any of the above thresholds or if your facility did not operate from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, then you are allowed to opt out of the 2022 Emissions Inventory by completing the required Opt-out Form. The Opt-out Form can be downloaded from the GECO website under the Emissions Inventory page, and it must be completed before you can certify the 2022 EI Op-out submission in CAERS. Once completed, you will have satisfied your Emissions Inventory reporting requirements for Calendar Year 2022.
If your facility emissions do meet or exceed any above the above thresholds, then you must opt in to the 2022 Emission Inventory and enter all required Emissions Inventory information in CAERS. Once all the information has been entered and certified, you will have satisfied your Emissions Inventory reporting requirements for Calendar Year 2022.
More information on the 2022 Emissions Inventory reporting requirements can be found on the Georgia EPD’s website: https://epd.georgia.gov/forms-permits/air-protection-branch-forms-permits/submit-emissions-inventory.
Conversion Technology Inc. (CTI) has decades of experience in completing emission inventories for many State and Local air agencies. If you need help in determining if your facility is subject to Emissions Inventory reporting or in completing the Emissions Inventory report, please contact us at (770) 263-6330 or email@example.com.