CEM Panel Discussion:
Impact of the 2005
Clean Air Interstate
Transport Rule

ISA San Diego Section
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
San Diego, California
(Details below)


President Bush announced March 11 the administrative issue of CAIR, the Clean Air Interstate Transport Rule. This rule calls for a 70% reduction in NOx emissions, adds PM2.5 (particulate matter, 2.5 micron) and mercury to the criteria pollutant control list. Mercury emissions are expected to be reduced by 70% by 2010. This new rule will affect every power plant and internal combustion boilers and incinerators. We will discuss the new rule, as well as the new Instrumental Test Methods to be issued. This rule will require emitters to keep their CEMS even better maintained because the new rules will cause operations near the lower limits of emission permits, and may even affect permits issued which are too high in limits.

In mid-March of this year, at the ICAC Clean Air Technologies and Strategies workshop in Baltimore, James Connaughton, Chair of the White House Commission on Environmental Quality, announced the near air strategies to us. He says the Bush administration is prepared to charge ahead with strict controls on ozone and PM fine caused by Interstate transport. The Clear Skies bill did not get out of the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works, so Bush has declared the administration will charge ahead on the new rule without legislative support at this time.


Tom Baldwin is President and founder of Baldwin Environmental, Inc., a ten year old company supplying dry, extractive sample conditioning components to integrators of Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems. (CEMS) Tom (right in photo with John Prince) is a Professional Chemist from Case-Western Reserve University. His career began with Beckman Instruments, Fullerton, CA as an application engineer for continuous gas analyzer products and has over 40 years of applying continuous gas analyzers to industrial processes. Tom is a registered Control Systems Engineer in California and member of ISA, AWMA, Source Evaluation Society, and SAE. Tom can be reached at (888) 234-7366 or tbaldwin@baldwinusa.com.

Andrew Russell is Emissions Lab Group Lead at Solar Turbines in San Diego where he first began in 1979. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.

David Neuschuler is the Director of Engineering at Teledyne Advanced Pollution Instrumentation where he is responsible for the development of precision gas instrumentation products for the ambient, point source, industrial hygiene, and process control markets. Over the past 17 years he has developed a wide range of measurement products including those used to measure air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, marine pigments and chlorophyll growth in surface reservoirs.

John Prince has over 30 years experience with the on-site field operation, maintenance and design of analyzer systems. Beginning in 1973 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), John participated in national air and water monitoring projects building and operating systems monitoring stationery sources. He founded APG Analyzer Systems in 1995 to fill a void between analyzer manufacturer and end user. John has worked at Beckman, Rosemount, Horiba, Measurementation and KVB in various capacities including project manager, Part 75 field certification coordinator, project engineer, instructor and applications engineer. John has a BS in Chemistry. John can be reached at (714) 968-5501 or jprince@CalCEMS.com.

Meeting Information:

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
4:30 p.m.-Social Hour
5:30 p.m.-Meeting

City of San Diego
Metropolitan Operations Complex Building II
9192 Topaz Way (Kearny Mesa)
San Diego

Directions: Right off the 163, exit Clairemont Mesa Blvd East
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RSVP to Andrew Postert or (760) 839-6272.

Includes hors d'oeuvres and presentation.
Members $8 with RSVP or $10.00 at the door.
Non-members $10 with RSVP or $12 at the door.
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