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Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

Dispersion Modeling Audits: Model Results and Other Issues

On October 9th, 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced and introduced its plan to expedite air quality permit application reviews at its Autumn Environmental Conference. TCEQ rolled out spreadsheet workbook templates that would take the place of many of the forms required for an air quality permit application. The rationale for the…

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Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Call for Forward-Looking Companies

Sometimes I really wonder if I am a clairvoyant. The topic for this month’s webinar series was decided upon months ago. I knew the TCEQ Autumn Environmental Conference (Air Permitting Workshop) was going to be the week before the webinars were to happen, but there was no conference agenda out until a few week ago….

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Connect Your Modeling Database to Your AQA

Connect Your Modeling Database to Your AQA

It is rare to have a dispersion modeling project that you start on and finish without any changes during the process. There is almost always a modification to emission rates or an updated design that moves a source or raises or lowers a stack height. Typically, these changes happen when you are 99% completed with…

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The Places You’ll Go

The Places You’ll Go

When it was read to you as a child or when you were reading it to children, Dr. Seuss’ “The Places You’ll Go” describes life as one big wonderous wandering adventure. When it comes to dispersion modeling, the last thing I want is an adventure. I guess I am getting old. When I have a…

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How To Improve Your Air Quality Analysis Report: Part 4- Output Data Presentation

How To Improve Your Air Quality Analysis Report: Part 4- Output Data Presentation

In the early 1800’s, when the first railroad lines were being constructed, miles and miles of track were being laid every day. People were now able to travel great distances unlike they were before, completely unimpeded. Well, not really, at first. In the early days of the railroad, private companies and governments building the railroad…

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