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Terms and Vocabulary Referenced in Air Permits

BACT
Best Available Control Technology
BAQ
Bureau of Air Quality, S.C. DHEC
CAA
Clean Air Act
CAM
Compliance Assurance Monitoring
CEM
Continuous Emissions Monitoring
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CO
Carbon Monoxide
COM
Continuous Opacity Monitor
DAQA
Division of Air Quality Analysis
Department
S.C. DHEC, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
EPA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EQC
Environmental Quality Control (Office of)
HAP
Hazardous Air Pollutant(s)
LAER
Lowest Achievable Emission Rate
MACT
Maximum Achievable Control Technology
NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NESHAP
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NOMA
Notice of MACT Approval
NOX
Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS
New Source Performance Standards
NSR
New Source Review
Pb
Lead
PE
Professional Engineer
PM
Particulate Matter
PM10
Particulate Matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 10 micrometers
PM2.5
Particulate Matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to a nominal 2.5 micrometers
PSD
Prevention of Significant Deterioration
PTE
Potential to Emit
RACT
Reasonably Available Control Technology
SBEAP
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
SIP
State Implementation Plan, "South Carolina Air Quality Implementation Plan"
SO2
Sulfur Dioxide
TAP
Toxic Air Pollutant(s)
Title V Permit
A comprehensive operating permit, which includes federally enforceable operating conditions, monitoring, and public involvement.
TPY
Tons per year
TSP
Total Suspended Particles
TVACC
Title V Annual Compliance Certifications
VOC
Volatile Organic Compound(s)
112(g)
Section 112(g) of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments - "Case-by-Case MACT"

EPA's "Terms of Environment"


For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.