Reciprocating Engines

Permitting & Compliance Services for Reciprocating Engines (RICE)

Steigers Corporation’s in-depth experience causes us to treat each facility as an entity that has its own unique regulatory history, environmental compliance, and permitting challenges. This is especially true when considering the permitting requirements related to Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE). Our staff has provided permitting and compliance services for hundreds of RICE at PSD major sources, PSD minor sources, area sources, those used as backup power generation, and used as primary power generation. By integrating Steigers Corporation capabilities with yours, and working in cooperation with your management and technical staff, we will function as a unified team to achieve the ideal permitting solution for your facility.

Experience and Skills

  • Pre-Construction Permitting
  • Title V Permitting
  • NSR/PSD Permitting
  • Dispersion Modeling
  • NSPS Subpart IIII & JJJJ Applicability & Compliance
  • NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ Applicability & Compliance
  • Notifications
  • Reporting
  • Ongoing Compliance

Solutions for You

The depth and breadth of Steigers Corporation’s experience allows us to tailor solutions that are unique to your facility. Steigers Corporation has extensive experience in coordinating and negotiating with regulatory agencies on the federal, state, and local level to provide you with the solutions that meet your objectives. This extensive experience allows Steigers Corporation to provide solutions for your specific RICE operation from small backup generators at hospitals to large primary power sources.

Regulatory Experience

  • Compliance Evaluations
  • Permit Deviation Avoidance
  • Optimization of Permit Conditions
  • Regulatory Applicability Assessments
  • Strategic Regulatory Planning
  • Minor Source Permitting
  • Title V Permitting
  • Permit Review & Comment
  • PSD Permitting & Avoidance
  • Use of Synthetic Minor Designations
  • Use of SCR Systems as a Permitting Tool
  • Annual Compliance Certifications
  • Assessable Emissions
  • Facility Operating Reports
  • Annual Reports
  • Initial Notifications

Compliance with RICE Regulations

RICE rules apply to all engines; however the rules may impact your facility in a variety of different ways:

  • New RICE at area sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) comply with NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ by complying with NSPS Subpart IIII or NSPS Subpart JJJJ.
  • Existing diesel RICE at area sources may have to install hour-meters and be subject to inspection and maintenance requirements to comply with NESHAP ZZZZ.
  • NSPS Subpart IIII requires Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) after October 1, 2010.
  • NSPS Subparts IIII and JJJJ have requirements that are dependent on the year that the RICE was manufactured.

How RICE Regulations May Impact Your Facility

The federal RICE regulations may require your facility to change the way that reciprocating engines are operated. NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ, NSPS Subpart IIII, and NSPS Subpart JJJJJJ may impact your facility by adding the following requirements:

  • New or revised air permits
  • Source testing
  • Reporting & notifications
  • New or revised emission limits

Steigers has over 18 years of direct experience permitting prime mover diesel-fired engines that will be leveraged to evaluate your current regulatory requirements and integrate applicable new requirements into your compliance system.