Facilities may be required to compute their VOC & HAPs Releases to demonstrate compliance with Federal, State or Local permit requirements.
Ozone is a pollutant regulated by U.S. EPA. A VOC or Volatile Organic Chemical, is a compound that contains carbon and reacts with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight to form ozone.
A HAP or Hazardous Air Pollutant, are air pollutants that are known to cause cancer and other serious health impacts. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to regulate toxic air pollutants.
Various regulatory bodies may require the computation of the total quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) that evaporate into the air as a result business operations.
Many permits require monthly or even daily calculations of emissions to demonstrate compliance with permit conditions.