Protocol for Monitoring, Reporting, and Recordkeeping

for Oxides of Sulfur (SOx) Emissions

Deputy Executive Officer

Stationary Source Compliance
Patricia Leyden, A.I.C.P.

Director of Applied Science & Technology

Technical Support Services
Chung S. Liu, D. Env.

Senior Manager

Stationary Source Compliance
Anupom Ganguli, Ph.D.

Manager, Source Testing

Technical Support Services
John Higuchi

Manager, Technology Implementation

Technical Support Services
William T. Leyden

October 15, 1993

Rule 2011 - Protocol for Monitoring, Reporting, and Recordkeeping for Oxides of Sulfur (SOx) Emissions

The following individuals contributed to the preparation of this document.

Air Quality Analysis and Compliance Supervisor: Gary T. Quinn, P.E.

Supervising Air Quality Engineer: George Ames, P.E.

Acting Program Supervisor: Mark Henninger

Senior Air Quality Engineers:

Mike Cecconi
Edward Ramirez

Air Quality Engineers:

Marty Connair
Richard Jungbluth
Glenn Kasai
Eusene Kim
John R. Manker
Lynn Ogata
John Olmstead, P.E.
Chris Oraguzie
Minh Pham, P.E.
Jackson Yoong

Supervising Air Quality Inspector: Roger Christopher

Air Quality Inspectors:
Carmelita Benitez
Chris Hynes
Jim Girard

Production by:
Phyllis LeBlanc
Don Hanson
Vanita Peter
Abigail Reyes
Ronnie Ronquillo


1 - Overview

2 - Major Sources - Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS)

3 - Process Units - Periodic Reporting (CPMS) and Rule 219 Equipment

4 - Process Units - Source Testing 48

5 - Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) - Electronic Reporting

6 - Reference Methods

Attachment A - 1N Procedure

Attachment B - Bias Test

Attachment C - Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures

Attachment D - List of Acronyms and Abbreviations

Attachment E - Definitions


Several changes have been incorporated in the "Protocol - Oxides of Sulfur" since it was released September, 1993. These changes reflect comments and suggestions received form the regulated industry, environmental community, regulatory agency staff and the public. The changes are summarized below:

Ü Overview

_ Revised section to reflect rule language

Ü Chapter 2: Major Sources - Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS)

_ Mass emissions during the transition period is determined by CEMS or emission factors referenced in Table 2 of Rule 2002

_ Facilities given the choice between compliance with EPA's acid rain provisions of Title IV or RECLAIM Missing Data Procedures

_ Clarified the use of substitute criteria for determining Alternative Monitoring Device

_ Provisional approval of CEMS for Cycle 1 facilities

_ CEMS Plan submittal date of March 31, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities and September 30, 1994 for Cycle 2 facilities, along with further details

_ More clarification provided in equations and example calculations

Ü Chapter 3: Process Units and Rule 219 Equipment

_ Emission factor as referenced in Table 2 of Rule 2002 is used to determine mass emissions

_ An alternative emission factor replaces fuel sulfur content

_ Sharing of fuel meters for identical process units

_ Fuel meters to be non-resettable and sealed

Ü _ Source testing procedures are used to determine process unit's alternative emission factor

Ü Chapter 4: All Sources and Units - Source Testing

_ No significant change

Ü Chapter 5: Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)

_ Guidance hardware specifications have been removed