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Ensuring Compliance and Quality: A Guide to ICR Testing for Secondary Lead Smelting Facilities

February 16, 2024

At Montrose Environmental, we understand the intricacies involved in compliance testing for secondary lead smelting facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently mandated stringent testing procedures for secondary lead smelting facilities under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 114 Information Collection Request (ICR) to gather data on air pollutant emissions. In this blog post, we delve into the key challenges presented by the testing requirements and highlight the importance of choosing a reliable partner to ensure complex testing procedures are followed and the data collected is reliable.

Testing Procedures and Methods

The pollutants of interest include total hydrocarbons (THC), 1,3-Butadiene, Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans (D/Fs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), hydrogen chloride (HCl), chlorine (Cl2), carbon disulfide (CS2), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). Additionally, fenceline monitoring for lead (Pb) and arsenic (As) must also be determined within the requested testing scope.

A complex array of testing methodologies, analysis, and requirements must be conducted in accordance with this ICR and EPA regulations. Montrose is well versed in the methodologies requested by this ICR and can conduct the testing in a way that will help save time and costs for the end user.

Streamlined Data Collection During Emissions Testing

We pride ourselves on our advanced capabilities for on-site data collection, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance every step of the way. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies and instrumental methods, we offer comprehensive solutions tailored to your specific needs.

  • Fenceline Monitoring: Our state-of-the-art fenceline monitoring systems enable continuous, real-time data collection of fugitive emissions, providing immediate insights into potential environmental impacts.
  • ERT Reporting: Our reporting process is streamlined through a dedicated reporting hub which can navigate the EPA’s reporting requirements with experience and ease.
  • On-Site Testing with Real-Time Capabilities: Through on-site testing capabilities, we provide real-time monitoring for the majority of compounds listed in the ICR minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.
  • Service Bundling: We understand the importance of cost-effectiveness. By bundling our services, we help you optimize your budget while ensuring all your data collection needs are met comprehensively.
  • Contact Information for Questions: Communication is key. Montrose Environmental stands ready to address any questions or concerns throughout the testing process. Our dedicated team is committed to providing the necessary guidance and support to facilitate a smooth and compliant testing experience.

Why Choose Montrose Environmental?

Consider entrusting the intricacies of EPA testing for secondary lead smelting facilities to Montrose Environmental rather than opting for standard stack testing. We provide a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality, serving as a reliable partner for facilities striving for top-notch compliance standards. Opting for Montrose means choosing a partner well-versed in the complexities of the work, and delivering results that comply with new and upcoming regulations. Don’t take chances with compliance – opt for Montrose Environmental for the utmost quality testing

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