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synthetic fuels projects and to provide fundamental to the development of an Supplemental Monitoring, including the basis for evaluating the proper scope acceptable Outline and Plan.
samplicg. protocols, monitoring site of Supplemental Monitoring. Each
• Early meetings between the Sponsor locations, monitoring frequency. Sponsor should perform Supplemental and Consulting Agencies, and
monitoring equipment, analytical Monitoring to provide information not communications between them
methods, etc.' The Plan should also provided by Compliance Monitoring. throughout the process of developing an
provide specific details on the duration such as the types and amounts of certain Outline and Plan, are inherent to the
of each monitoring task. Like the unregulated substances emitted from a
Section 131(e) consultation process. At Outline, the Plan should also state what synthetic fuel plant.' The Sponsor
the same time, the Sponsor should bear substances will be monitored: if a more should integrate Compliance and in mind that it has the resporsibility for
detailed list of substances is available at Supplemental Monitoring activities to
developing its Outline and Plan and it create a sound monitoring program
this stage than when the Outline was should not unduly
burden the Consulting prepared, such additional detail should during the life cycle of the synthetic
Agencies in this effort.
• When a Sponsor has already begun fuels Project
be provided. Similarly, if more details to develop its Outline in consultation
are available on Compliance Monitoring The Corporation requires that the with the Consulting Agencies, repetition
requirements, these should also be Environmental Monitoring Plan be of the procedural steps set forth herein
provided in the Plan. developed in two stages. During the first
are not required to the extent they have In developing its Outline and Plan, if stage, the Sponsor is required to develop already been effectively performed.
the Sponsor is unable to identify the an Environmental Monitoring Outline in • To maximize coordination among specific unregulated substances which consultation with the Consulting
the parties to the process, the Sponsor, may be of significant environmental or Agencies. This Outline, which should the Consulting Agencies, and the
health concem, the Sponsor should contain a general description of the Corporation-courtesy copies of all provide a list of the classes of Sponsor's monitoring tasks, must be formal communications (draft and substances (e.g., phenols, polynuclear found acceptable by the Corporation revised Outlines and Plans and all aromatic hydrocarbons, organic sulfur and, for those Projects receiving
correspondence, including Consulting compounds) likely to be present in financial assistance, will be Agency comments and Sponsor's
various emissions, liquid wastes, or incorporated into the Financial responses) from any party should be
solid wastes and the method(s) by Assistance Agreement. During the provided simultaneously to all other
which the specific substances within second stage, the Sponsor is required, parties.
these classes will be identific and by a dale to be fixed in the Financial B. Contents of Outlines and Plans
monitored. Assistance Agreement to develop an
In both the Outline and Plan, the Environmental Monitoring Plan in
An Environmental Monitoring Outline consultation with the Consulting should be a general description of the
Sponsor should provide, as appendices, Sponsor's Compliance and
sufficient background information on its Agencies. This Plan should contain a detailed description, based upon the Supplemental Monitoring tasks. In the
Project to enable the Consulting
Agencies to evaluate meaningfully the terms of the Outline, of the specific the monitoring requirements found in
Outline and the Plan. This information monitoring tasks to be undertaken in permits which it has already obtained or
should include an overall process connection with the Project and must provide a summary of these
description, a process block now also be found acceptable by the
requirements; (2) discuss the anticipated diagram. plot plans and layouts, and a Corporation.
monitoring requirements (based on the detailed site description. The Sponsor V. Developing Environmental terms of Comparable Permits) for
should also make available to the Monitoring Outlines and Plans
permits not yet obtained; (3) state what Consulting Agencies and the
substances will be monitored (both Corporation studies, reports, data, etc. A. General
regulated and unregulated); and (4) which are specifically referenced in the
indicate the general location where the To promote the timely development of
Outline or Plan and/or otherwise used sound Environmental Monitoring
monitoring will take place (i.e., source, to support the Sponsor's monitoring
ambient, or workplace), the general type Outlines and Plans, with meaningful
program. of monitoring to be performed (such as input from the Consulting Agencies, the
Neither the Outline nor the Plan deed bigh-volume sampler or personal procedural approach set forth below
be in any particular format, although dosimeter), and the approximate should be used in developing and
both should clearly indicate which duration of monitoring tasks. reviewing Environmental Monitoring The Environmental Monitoring Plan
monitoring tasks fulfill Compliance Outlines and Plaas. In implementing should be a detailed description of the
Monitoring requirements and which these procedures, several general points monitoring tasks set forth in the Outline.
represent Supplemental Monitoring. The relating to the cunsultation process The Plan should include all of the
Sponsor can lailor the formal of its should be made: specific monitoring terms and conditions
Outline and Plan according to its own • While the Corporation has the of permits and other approvals, and the
Deeds, but consideration should be given ultimate statutory responsiblity for specific monitoring tasks relating to
to the comments of the Consulting making acceptability determinations,
Agencies regarding format. the Corporation regards the Consulting • EPA has prepared a monitoring reference
manual for synthetic haels processes Agencies' opinions and comments as
("Environmental Monitoring Relerence Manual for •Sponsors may provide to their Outlines details
Synthetic Fuels Pacilities EPA Document $800/6 mo any or all aspects of environmental moniloring 'The Corporation bus previously aotified
06. July 1983) which indicates EPA's oreu of dat are at a level of specificity not required in an Sponsors that they must consider the monitoring of bolereol This manual contains no maniloring Outine bul appropriate for a Plan However, the unregulated substances. (See. e.. the Corporation's requiremcola rocher, it is a technical reference Corporation's acceplability determination regarding Second Solicitation Section. Section (V.do.1, and document which may be wed by drallen and the Outline will be based solely oo wbelber ebe Thind Solicitation Section. Section Ol.8.2024 reviewen of Environmental Monitoring Plans mquiremeous for an Outine bave been del
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C. Development of Outlines
including the time periods for Consulting Control (QA/QC) program: (6) proposed The following is the sequence of steps
Agency comments, is analogous to that an adequate reporting and data which should be followed in developing
for an Outline set forth above. In briell, management program; and (7) Environmental Monitoring Outlines:
the Sponsor develops a draft Plan; it will committed to performing other • For a Project proposal submitted
be reviewed and commented on by the monitoring should circumstances under the Corporation's first three .
Consulting Agencies; a revised Plan indicated that it is warranted, e.8. General Solicitations (or any future
and/or responsive comments will be ecological monitoring and montoring of comparable solicitation), the Sponsor
prepared; final comments will be possible public nuisances should initiate preparation of its Outline
provided by the Consulting Agencies In determing the acceptability of both no later than immediately after passing
and the revised Plan and comments Outlines and Plans, the Corporation will the Corporation's strength review. If the thereon will be evaluated by the
consider the Consulting Agencies Sponsor submits a proposal under a Corporation, which will make a
comments and monitoring "Competitive Solicitation," the technical
determination as to its acceptability. recommendations and the Sponsor's proposal should include a schedule for .
Each Financial Assistance Agreement responses to these comments and preparing an acceptable Outline; the
will establish a date by which the recommendations. The Corporation will schedule should provide for immediate Sponsor sball submit its final
also consider the costs to the Sponsor of initiation of Outline preparation if the
Environmental Monitoring Plan. It is monitoring relative to the potential technical proposal is found acceptable anticipated that the Plan will be
usefulness of this information by the Corporation
required approximately six months after For Projects receiving financial • The Sponsor's draft Outline should
the Financial Assistance Agreement is assistance, an Environmental be submitted to the Consulting Agencies
signed, depending on the complexity of Monitoring Outlines found to be for their review and commenl (The
the Plan and other Project-specific acceptable by the Corporation will then Corporation will notify the Sponsor as
circumstances. Following the Plan's be incorporated into the Financial to which Consulting Agency officials to
submittal, it must be found acceptable Assistance Agreement. As a general contact.) The Sponsor should confer
by the Corporation within a time fixed rule, if the Corporation does not find a with the Corporation regarding the
in the Financial Assistance Agreement Sponsor's Outine to be acceptable, it timing of submission of the draft Outline (approximately two months from
will not enter into a Financial (as well as the revised Outline) so that submission).
Assistance Agreement until the Outline an acceptable Outline can be prepared VI. Determination of Acceptability
is made acceptable. With respect to on a schedule consistent with the
Environmental Monitoring Plans, failure anticipated Financial Assistance
The Corporation will determine the to submit an acceptable Plan as required agreement execution date.
acceptability of an Environmental by Section 131(e) (as well as failure to • Consulting Agencies should provide Monitoring Outline and Plan by
properly implement Plans delermined to written comments expeditiously to the
evaluating whether the Sponsor has, be acceptable by the Corporation) will Sponsor on the draft Outline. It is
through its specific treatment of the be addressed under the default and expected that, absent special
substantive areas set forth in these remedy provisions of the Financial circumstances, such comments will be Guidelines, developed a sound
Assistance Agreement. provided within five weeks of receiving
monitoring program. This evaluation the draft will be performed in the context of the
VII. Scope of Monitoring • In responding to the comments of
Corporation's overall environmental A. General the Consulting Agencies, the Sponsor monitoring goal of identifying and
Sponsors should monitor during all should prepare a revised Outline and/or charaterizing areas of concern and
phases of a Project's life cycle: preshould explain (in a cover letter to the developing an information base for the
construction (baseline), construction, Corporation) the specific reason(s) for
mitigation of problems associated with not including any specific monitoring the replication of synthetic fuels
operation, and post-operation (facility
shut-down and site reclaration) task suggested by the Consulting
projects. Agencies, as well as for not including
Specifically, in determining
Generally, Compliance Monitoring will monitoring in areas covered in the
be performed during each phase, while acceptability, the Corporation will Guidelines.
consider whether the Sponsor has, in the Supplemental Monitoring will be • The Sponsor's revised Outine and level of detail appropriate to the Outline
applicable primarily to the operational
phase of the facility. other material submitted in response to
or the Plan: (1) Included all known and the Consulting Agencies' comments
anticipated Compliance Monitoring B. Compliance Monitoring should be submitted to the Consulting tasks: (2) included an appropriate list of
A Sponsor's Compliance Monitoring Agencies for final review. unregulated substances or classes of
activities are determined by the substances to be monitored: (3) • Absent special circumslances, the
Project's permit requirements and other Consulting Agencies should submit to
proposed monitoring frequencies,
regulatory obligations. The Guidelines the Corporation their comments on the
do not alter, or require duplication of, revised Outline within four weeks of are adequate to produce a statistically
any Compliance Monitoring activities. receiving it. valid body of data: (4) developed
Any change in permit conditions or • The Corporation will evaluate the satisfactory worker exposure and
other Compliance Monitoring revised Outline and the Consulting montoring surveillance programs and
requirements occurring after an Outline Agency comments and will determine provided for the development of a
or Plan has been approved by the the Outline's acceptability. (See Section
Worker Registry: (5) provided for a VI. Determination of Acceplability.) sound Quality Assurance/Quality
• Generully. Supplemer.ial Monitoring during the
operational phase would be peformed during D. Development of Plans
• Where monitoring activities. e.g., baseline of steady-slale conditions, however, limited
construction monitoring, are to be initialed prior to The sequence for developing an
Supplementul Monitoring may be required for nona determination of Plan acceptability. the Outline slend) .slale conditions il significant emissions Environmental Monitoring Plan,
should indicale when this monitoring will begin. could occur, such as during a start-up period
Corporation will automatically change
Supplemental Monitoring should be performed by the Sponsor when such monitoring can produce environmental and health data, not otherwise required by Compliance Monitoring, which are relevant to project replication, i.e., data which are applicable to synthetic fuel facilities that may be built in the future using comparable technology or in the same vicinity or in similar settings. In developing it Supplemental Monitoring program, the Sponsor should address as appropriate the generic areas specified in Section D (Substantive Monitoring Areas) which include:
• Identification and characterization (i.e., determining the concentration of unregulated substances, such as certain trace metals and hydrocarbons, which may be present at levels of significant bealth and environmental concem, e.g., concentrations which could result in (1) health effects such as carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, teratogenesis, reproductive effects, and other systemic disorders, and (2) environmental effects such as significant impacts on terrestrial and aquatic species.
• Assessment of occupational exposures by performing industrial hygiene monitoring. conducting comprehensive medical surveillance of workers, and establishing a Worker Registry:
• Ecological monitoring where warranted based on the results of Ambient Monitoring (and not otherwise required by permit).
• Public nuisance monitoring (e.g.. monitoring of noise and odor).
In identifying and characterizing unregulated subsiances, the Sponsor is encouraged to consider a two-phased approach. The purpose of the first phase is to identify the substances or groups of substances which are released from a Project, utilizing survey analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Using the results of the first phase, monitoring will be redirected in the second phase for the purpose of providing detailed data (e.g.. quantities and/or concentrations) on selected substances which are of significant
environmental or health concern.
environmental or health concern. The (During phase two, some changes in Sponsor should perform Supplemental anticipated monitoring tasks may be Monitoring with regard to wastewater appropriate; see Section XI.B.2.,
being discharged into POTWs if these "Modification of Monitoring
facilities are not subejct to monitoring Requirements").
requirements under the National In addition, the Sponsor should Pollutant Discharge Elimination System consider the following points in
(NPDES) developing Supplemental Monitoring
For solid and hazardous waste tasks in its Outline and Plan:
monitoring. the Sponsor should monitor • The Sponsor's Supplemental such wastes pursuant to the Monitoring need not include monitoring requirements of the Resource which is relevant essentially to a
Conservation and Recovery Act, as well specific Project at a specific site unless
as for unregulated substances which such monitoring has broader
may be present al concentrations of applicability to Project replication.
significant environmental or health (However, such site-specific monitoring,
concern. The Sponsor need not perform if required by permit would be included
on-site Supplemental Monitoring with as Compliance Monitoring in the Outline regard to solid and hazardous wastes and Plan.) • The Sponsor's Supplemental
shipped to off-site facilities which is
redundant to monitoring required of Monitoring need not include monitoring of unit operations which are common to
operators of these facilities. established industries and which have 2 Ambient Monitoring already been well characterized with
• For ambient air monitoring, the regard to unregulated substances, e.g.,
Sponsor should monitor, as required by certain coal preparation operations.
permit, those pollutants identified in D. Substantive Monitoring Areas
EPA's PSD and NESHAP s regulations. As part of a Sponsor's monitoring
and applicable state regulations, as well program (Compliance and Supplemental
as for unregulated substances which,
based on projections or the results of Monitoring), three generic areas of environmental and health monitoring
source monitoring, have a reasonable source, ambient, and workplace-should
likelihood of being emitted to the be performed. Additional monitoring,
unconfined environment and could such as ecological monitoring, may also
result in concentrations of significant be appropriate in some cases.
evironmental or health concem.
• Where the Project will be 1. Source Monitoring
discharging into surface waters, the • For air emission Source Monitoring,
Sponsor should monitor, as required by the Sponsor should monitor, as required permit, regulated water quality by permit, for regulated substances, parameters and pollutants as well as for including those covered under
unregulated substances which, based on applicable New Source Performance projections or the results of source Standards, National Emission Standards monitoring, have a reasonable for Hazardous Air Pollutants
likelihood of being discharged in (NESHAPs), etc., as well as for
concentrations of significant unregulated substances which may be
environmental or health concern. emitted in concentrations of significant • Where substances have the environmental or health concern." potential to impact groundwater, the
• For wastewater efluent Source Sponsor should conduct groundwater Monitoring, including underground monitoring to identify contamination releases and releases into publicly from leachates, discharges, or owned treatment works (POTWs), the underground injection. Groundwater Sponsor should monitor, as required by monitoring includes monitoring as permit, for regulated substances
required by the Safe Drinking Water including those in NPDES permits or Act, the Resource Conservation and specified by EPA "conseni decrees," as
Recovery Act, etc., as well as for well as for unregulated substances unregulated substances which have a which may be discharged in
reasonable likelihood of being present in concentrations of significant
concentrations of significant
environmental or bealth concern. "When Project emissions are delermined to be • Where substances come into below those levels for triggering permit-mandaled monitoring (notably for prevention of significant
contact with the soil and have the deterioration (PSD) review), monitoring to
potential to contaminate it, the Sponsor determine the actual level of emissions (vis-a-vis should monitor such soil for regulated alculated levels) of regulated substances should be
substances as required by permit, as performed where necessary to develop a data base relevant la project replication. It is expected that
well as for unregulated substances wuch monitoring would be of short duration.
which have a reasonable likelihood of
• The Corpuration views unregulated substances u including those substances not presently regulated under any law and those which may be regulated under one law but not another. For aample. o substance may be regulated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act but not regulaled under the Clean Water Act monitoring for such a substance in the water would be a "Supplemental Monitoring“ requirement but to the workplace would be a "Com Monitoringa requirement.
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being present in concentrations of VIN. Quality Assurance/Quality Control environmental or bealth concer
The Environmenal Monitoring Outline 3. Worker Health and Safety
and Plan should indicate what Quality Monitoring: Worker Registries
Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
measures will be taken to assure that • The Sponsor should monitor
environmental and health monitoring potentially hazardous substances or data produced will be sound. The conditions at the Project during routine Outine should briefly indicate the work, maintenance, repair, and sampling Sponsor's proposed QA/QC program activities throughoul construction, while the Plan should establish the operation, and decommissioning of the specific requirements of a facility as required by the Occupational comprehensive QA/QC program.. Safety and Health Administration and
IX. Data Management Reporting any other relevant regulatory agency..
Requirement The Sponsor should also monitor for unregulated substances which may be
The Sponsor should develop a date present at concentrations of significant
management program, in consultation health concern in the workplace during
with the Consulting Agencies, that operation
addresses the acquisition, storage.
retrieval, analysis, and reporting of the • The Sponsor should develop and
monitoring data for the life of the maintain a Worker Registry for the life
Project. The Sponsor should of the Project. The Registry sbould
permanently relain all monitoring include information from medical and
records; alternatively, the Sponsor work histories, physical examinations
should make the records available to the and industrial hygiene exposure records. . Corportion for archiving with the and demogaphic and job calegory data.
exception of proprietary information, or Registries should provide information
dispose of them with the written consent which can be used to determine if health
of the Corporation. The basic approach impacts, when identified in workers, are
for the data management program related to various substances or
should be indicated in the Outline and conditions to which workers had been the details of the program should be exposed at the Project. The Specific fully described in the Plan. areas covered by the Registry should The Sponsor should submit to the relate to the known and suspected Corportion quarterly and annual reports health concerns associated with the containing information, summaries, and Project and its technology. The Sponsor analyses as indicated below: should work with Consulting Agencies • Quarterly reports should: to promote commonality of Worker -Contain summaries of the Registry format for each synthetic huel environmental and health monitoring technology and to develop the method data collected during the prior by which the confidentiality of workers' quarter. identities will be protected.
-identify and characterize the
unregulated substances present at 4. Other Monitoring
concentrations of significant • The Sponsor should commit to
environmental and health concern. performing ecological monitoring in the
Contain copies of all compliance
reports and analyses sent by Sponson event that substances emitted from the Project demonstrate the potential (based
to the regulatory agencies during the
prior quarter. on Ambient Monitoring data) to
-Describe the Project's permit significantly impact lerrestrial and
compliance status, including a aquatic species; bowever, unless
description of any significant changes required by Compliance Monitoring.
to the terms of permits and notices of such monitoring should be performed
violation issued to the Sponsor from only if the collection of such ecological the regulatory agencies. data would allow the identification and -Identify potential problem areas characterization of areas of concern and encountered during the prior quarter, develop an information base for the
e... problems with monitoring mitigation of problems associated with techniques/procedures, sampling. the replication of synthetic fuels plants in the same vicinity or in similar
• Federal guidelines on QA/QC are available settings.
from EPA and the National Institute for
Occupational Sulety and Health. See "Development • The Sponsor should also commit to and Validalion of Methods for Sampling and the monitoring of possible public
Analysis of Workplace Toxic Substancer" nuisances, such as noise and odor, in the
Research Report DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.
80–133, September, 1980. "Interim Guidelines and event that it becomes necessary to
Specifications for Preparing QA Project Pluna “ EPA address public complaints.
Report No. QAUS-005/80. December 29. 1980
quality control, etc. and indicate actual, anticipated, or possible solutions. -Recommend modification or deletion. of Supplemental Monitoring tasks not yielding useful data, including the basis for the recommendation
• Annual reports should
Summarize and analyze the
areas identified in previous quarterly
should be taken
It is expected that, as a general rule.
The contents of all Environmental Monitoring Outlines and Plans (including drafts and revisions), all formal written comments of the Consulting Agencies on the Outlines and Plans, minutes of Monitoring Review Committee meetings, and all quarterly and annual reports will be publicly available. 'o Public information requests
will be handled in accordance with the Corporation's Guidelines on Disclosure and Confidentiality. XI. Monitoring Review Committees Adembership: Meetings
Each Financial Assistance Agreement will establish a Monitoring Review Committee (the "Committee") consisting of representatives of the Sponsor, the Consulting Agencies, and the Corporation. The Corporation's representative will act as chairperson for the Committee. The Committee will meet, at a mutually convenient time and place, at least once per year, within two months after the issuance of the annual report & Functions
1. Data Review. Each Monitoring Review Committee will review the Sponsor's environmental and health monitoring information, including its quarterly and annual reports. The main purpose of this review is to determine if there are any significant findings among the data, e.g., trends or patterns in pollutant releases from the Project which could result in significant health or environmental impacts. The Corporation shall prepare minutes of each meeting which summarize all Committee discussions, findings, and recommendations.
2 Modification of Monitoring Requirements. Based on the Committee's ongoing review of monitoring information, members of the Committee can recommend to the Corporation that: (1) Certain monitoring lasks be discontinued, modified or added;" (2) new analytical techniques 'or instrumentation be substituted; or (3) the format of the quarterly and annual reports be changed.
The Corporation, after consultation with all Committee members, will authorize such changes in Environmental Monitoring Plan requirements as are appropriate, after reviewing the reasons therefor. Normally, the Corporation will not require Supplemental Monitoring beyond that specified in the Plan unless the costs of the additional requirements bave been, or are being offset by the elimination of comparable costs."
" Where production process. pollution consol. « leedstock changes occur that may rasonably be apected to affect Project emissions monitoring lasts should be discontinued modified or added accordingly. Howeser. Bodification of the Sponsor's
Environmental Monitoring Plan skal have no effect - on the Sponsor's moajtoring responsibilities under federal. alate, and local requirementa
" Ollxets will not apply when monitoring tasks on modified or added because of changes in production process. pollution control or feedstock