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REPORTING OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The Department of Energy will evaluate the potential change in emission of various pollutants assuming a proposed technology is successfully demonstrated and thereafter applied to the maximum practical number of facilities by the year 2010. In order to facilitate such an evaluation, information must be submitted by the proposer, and consolidated in one location in the Business and Management Proposal (Volume III). . The proposer must use forms included at the end of this appendix. The summary information will relate to:
the technical and economic applicability of the commercial version of
The summary applicability and environmental data must include information regarding the spectrum of commercialized applications. For technologies that produce a fuel or chemical for downstream use, data must also be submitted to characterize the extent of that use and the nature of emissions from that use, for the commercial applications.
Identify technical and economic limitations to full application of the proposed technology to the potential marketplace. The potential marketplace is defined as all existing facilities engaged in similar activities (retrofit market) and all expected new facilities engaged in similar activities (new and replacement facility market) by the year 2010. For example, a sulfur dioxide abatement process could conceivably be applied to all existing and all new coal-fired powerplants. On the other hand, it may not be applicable to certain firing types. Similarly, powerplants which already have scrubbers would be an unlikely market for advanced SO2 control technology. Economics have an obvious influence on the potential applicability of a technology. For purposes of this program, economic competition from existing technologies should be considered the basis for economic feasibility. Projections from Appendix L should be used as a starting point for estimating market growth and potential capacity in the year 2010.
Technical applicability may also relate to the location of the facility. some technologies, the location significantly affects the process
feasibility. Evaporative techniques to treat water effluents are common in the arid west, for example, but are ineffective in the humid eastern states. Any technically imposed geographic limitations should be identified for the technology. Similarly, environmental regulations in certain locales might preclude deployment of a technology in a certain geographic area.
In addition to specifying economic and technical limitations where a technology is inappropriate, specify the magnitude of capacity applications where the technology is applicable, for the year 2010. Retrofit and new source applicability should be specified separately.
Section IV-2 of this program Opportunity Notice provides additional direction regarding determination of applicability of a technology. The data reported on forms in this Appendix should be consistent with data reported elsewhere in the proposal pursuant to section IV-2.
Tabulate total emissions from the commercial facility. If the commercial facilities are expected to offer a range of emissions, due for example to use of a range of coals, then additional forms should be completed to provide representative data for major groups of expected facilities (e.g., low, medium, and high sulfur coals). For processes producing a fuel or chemical for subsequent use, the proposal must quantify emissions for the downstream consumption of that product. Identify the amount of product produced on an annual basis. Emissions for steady-state (normal) conditions and upset or malfunction conditions should be quantified separately along with annual totals.
Emissions are defined as in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 60.2, 60.42-44, and 423. Data should be reported in terms of mass flow (tons per year), concentration (ug/m3 for air, mg/1 for water, none for solid wastes), weight per unit of product (e.g., pounds per MW-hr of electricity, pounds per million Btu of synfuel, pounds per ton of reduced iron), with the exception of water consumption. Water consumption should be reported in gallons per year and gallons per unit of product. For hazardous wastes, the proposal should identify and quantify the amount of each material resulting in designation of a waste stream as hazardous, as well as the basis for the determination of hazard. 40CFR261.11 will be used to define whether a material is hazardous.
The above data on any other pollutant not listed above which would reasonably be expected to have a significant environmental impact should also be included.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FORMS
Forms for the submittal of summary applicability and environmental data are included in this section. Several different forms are provided in anticipation of specific types of projects. No single proposal is expected to use all of these forms. Separate forms are provided for new and retrofit applications; if either of those markets does not apply to the proposed technology, make a notation on the inapplicable form and submit it. If a commercialized technology will be used in generically different situations (e.g., low, medium, and high sulfur coals), complete additional forms for each major market sector. For processes producing a fuel or chemical for subsequent use, additional forms are provided related to such subsequent use. If a product has multiple markets (e.g., industrial fuel and residential fuel), complete additional copies of forms K-e and K-f for each generically different application. Proposers should use the following forms:
form or chemical production o Industrial processes, other
processes not included above
K-C, K-d, K-e, K-f
Using the appropriate forms, describe the proposed technology and state its cost. Identify the maximum potential market for the proposed technology in the year 2010, including the degree to which the total market is diminished by technical or economic constraints associated with the proposed technology. Quantify the market in terms of production units or capacity (e.g., megawatts of electrical generating capacity or tons of product produced per year).