Report to the Legislature on Power Plant NOx Control
This page last reviewed April 26, 2010
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) was required to report to the Legislature and the Governor on or before March 1, 2004 on the benefits, detriments, and advisability of using technologies that reduce or eliminate NOx emissions from gas-fired power plants and that do not use or produce toxic or hazardous materials or create other significant adverse environmental impacts.
The ARB staff worked in coordination with the appropriate committees, air districts, and the public to investigate and report on such technologies, which include, but are not limited, to SCR, SCONOx, and XONON. The ARB staff looked at the costs of the controls, associated environmental impacts, emission benefits and reported the findings to the Legislature and the Governor.
This report is intended to be used as an informational document, providing an overview of available NOx emission control technologies for natural gas-fired turbine power plants and a description of some of the auxiliary environmental impacts that may be considered when evaluating power plant projects. The report is not intended to establish new BACT emission levels or certify or validate any emission levels purported to be achieved at various facilities. In addition, the report is not intended to be used as a substitute for a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review or any other environmental analysis required by a regulatory agency in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, or standards.
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