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CAA Partial Compliance Evaluation (PCE) definition

The definition of a PCE can be found in the 2001 CAA Stationary Source Compliance Monitoring Strategy (CMS).  The CMS is attached, and is also available electronically at:

 

http://www.epa.gov/Compliance/resources/policies/monitoring/caa/cmspolicy.pdf

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 The definition for a PCE is provided on page 6.  It reads as follows:

 

A Partial Compliance Evaluation is a documented compliance assessment focusing on a subset of regulated pollutants, regulatory requirements, or emission units at a given facility.  A Partial Compliance Evaluation should be more comprehensive than a cursory review of individual reports.  It may be conducted solely for the purpose of evaluating a specific aspect of a facility, or combined over the course of a year (or up to three years at mega-sites) to satisfy the requirements of a Full Compliance Evaluation.

This type of evaluation could be used for example to effectively assess compliance with the HON MACT requirements if that is the primary area of concern at a chemical manufacturing facility.  If at some point later in the year, the regulatory agency decided a Full Compliance Evaluation was necessary, the agency could combine the results of the MACT evaluation with subsequent evaluations focusing on the balance of other CAA requirements.

 

See Also

     Clean Air Act, Stationary Source Compliance Monitoring Strategy 04-01

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