Hazardous Air Quality Monitoring and Compliance
CEL continues to assist clients in meeting their Title V operating permit requirements. To
comply with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
requirements, CEL has successfully implemented an innovative regulatory approach. CEL
utilizes the US EPA’s Data Quality Objective (DQO) process to develop cost-effective
compliance sampling plans that achieve a known statistical level of regulatory compliance.
For example, for a large federal client who was subjected to the Aerospace Manufacturing
and Re-work NESHAP, CEL estimated that only twenty-one (21) hand-wipe cleaning and
surface coating samples had to be taken to claim a ninety-nine percent (99%) compliance
confidence level. Implementation of the DQO based compliance-sampling plan eliminated
the need for the facility to sample all regulated hand-wipe cleaning solvents and surface
coatings while achieving a known level of regulatory compliance.