Policy: Monitoring of Stack Emissions at EPA Licensed Sites

Summary: This document outlines the specified minimum criteria on monitoring from 1 January 2014

Published: 2012

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In order to ensure the generation of consistent high quality and robust stationary source emissions monitoring data from EPA licensed sites, the EPA has specified minimum acceptable criteria on this monitoring from January 1 2014 as follows:  

  • From 1 January 2014: Total particulates (low and high range), NOX, SO2, CO, VOC (by FID), dioxins, velocity and temperature, oxygen, and moisture. Where monitoring for other parameters is to be carried out, the parameter must be included within the 17025 management system documentation (procedures, etc..) to assure the quality of the monitoring.

  • From 1 January 2015, the following additional parameters: HCl, formaldehyde, metals, and speciated organics. Where monitoring for other parameters is to be carried out, the parameter must be included within the 17025 management system documentation (procedures, etc.) to assure the quality of the monitoring.

  • From 1 January 2019, the following additional parameters: Ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and CO2 (for air density calculation in combustion processes). Where monitoring for other parameters is to be carried out, the parameter must be included within the 17025 management system documentation (procedures, etc.) to assure the quality of the monitoring.

  • Monitoring by In-House Teams: Where monitoring work is carried out by in-house teams, the team/organisation is not required to hold ISO17025 accreditation, but must meet criteria specified by the Agency in order to be permitted to continue carrying out the monitoring work as required by the IE/waste licence, and may be subject to audits to assess the adequacy of the monitoring.