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Program Compliance Tables

Last updated: 05/2017

Related Figures

ARP SO₂ Program Allowance Reconciliation Summary, 2015
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule SO₂ Annual Group 1 Program Allowance Reconciliation Summary, 2015
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule SO₂ Annual Group 2 Program Allowance Reconciliation Summary, 2015
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule NOₓ Annual Program Allowance Reconciliation Summary, 2015
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule NOₓ Ozone Season Program Allowance Reconciliation Summary, 2015

Key Points

ARP SO₂ Programs

  • The reported 2015 SO₂ emissions by ARP sources totaled 2,189,307 tons.
  • Almost 36 million SO₂ allowances were available for compliance (9 million vintage 2015 and over 27 million banked from prior years).
  • Just under 2.2 million allowances were deducted for ARP compliance. After reconciliation, over 33.7 million ARP SO₂ allowances were banked and carried forward to the 2016 ARP compliance year.
  • All ARP SO₂ facilities were in compliance in 2015 and held enough allowances to cover their SO₂ emissions.

CSAPR SO₂ Group 1 Program

  • The reported 2015 SO₂ emissions by CSAPR Group 1 sources totaled 1,279,747 tons.
  • Over 2.5 million SO₂ Group 1 allowances were available for compliance (all were vintage 2015 - there were no banked allowances since this was the first year for the program).
  • Just under 1.3 million allowances were deducted for CSAPR SO₂ Group 1 compliance. After reconciliation, over 1.2 million CSAPR SO₂ Group 1 allowances were banked and carried forward to the 2016 compliance year.
  • One facility was out of compliance with the CSAPR SO₂ Group 1 Program and had 5 tons of excess emissions.

CSAPR SO₂ Group 2 Program

  • The reported 2015 SO₂ emissions by CSAPR Group 2 sources totaled 497,820 tons.
  • Just over 916,000 SO₂ Group 2 allowances were available for compliance (all were vintage 2015 - there were no banked allowances since this was the first year for the program).
  • Over 497,000 allowances were deducted for CSAPR SO₂ Group 2 compliance. After reconciliation, over 419,000 CSAPR SO₂ Group 2 allowances were banked and carried forward to the 2016 compliance year.
  • All CSAPR SO₂ Group 2 facilities were in compliance in 2015 and held enough allowances to cover their SO₂ emissions.

CSAPR NOₓ Annual Program

  • The reported 2015 annual NOₓ emissions by CSAPR sources totaled 905,439 tons.
  • Just over 1.26 million NOₓ annual allowances were available for compliance (all were vintage 2015 - there were no banked allowances since this was the first year for the program).
  • Over 905,000 allowances were deducted for CSAPR NOₓ annual compliance. After reconciliation, over 356,000 CSAPR NOₓ annual allowances were banked and carried forward to the 2016 compliance year.
  • Two facilities were out of compliance with the CSAPR NOₓ annual Program and had 9 total tons of excess emissions.

CSAPR NOₓ Ozone Season Program

  • The reported 2015 ozone season NOₓ emissions by CSAPR sources totaled 452,239 tons.
  • Just over 626,000 NOₓ ozone season allowances were available for compliance (all were vintage 2015 - there were no banked allowances since this was the first year for the program).
  • Over 452,000 allowances were deducted for CSAPR NOₓ ozone season compliance. After reconciliation, almost 174,000 CSAPR NOₓ ozone season allowances were banked and carried forward to the 2016 compliance year.
  • Three facilities were out of compliance with the CSAPR NOₓ ozone season program and had 15 total tons of excess emissions.

Analysis and Background Information

The year 2015 was the first year of compliance for the CSAPR SO₂ (Group 1 and Group 2), annual NOₓ and ozone season NOₓ programs. Each program has its own distinct set of allowances, which cannot be used for compliance with the other programs (e.g., CSAPR SO₂ Group 1 allowances cannot be used to comply with the CSAPR SO₂ Group 2 Program).

The compliance summary emissions number cited in “Key Points” may be different than the sums of emissions used for reconciliation purposes shown in the “Allowance Reconciliation Summary” figures because of variation in rounding conventions, changes due to resubmission by sources, and compliance issues at certain units. Therefore, the allowance totals deducted for actual emissions in those figures differ from the number of emissions shown elsewhere in this report.

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