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To: EBH
A couple of years ago, the small company I worked for received a form from the state requiring us to report our CO2 emissions for “data collection purposes”. The form did not provide any instructions on how to calculate our emissions and we could not find out how to calculate it short of hiring some outside company to inventory our CO2. Finally in frustration, the owner just said, “Pull a number out of your a$$, make it low, write it down, and send the d@mn thing back!” For the last two years that has been our method of calculating our CO2 emissions. I'm guessing that a lot of small companies are using the exact same method...
12 posted on 04/03/2010 6:05:19 PM PDT by apillar
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To: apillar
All you can really do is follow the regulations and formula at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads09/GHG-MRR-FinalRule.pdf.

I recall going round and round with one Air Pollution permit person for over 2 years. We finally called a consultant who reviewed MY work and couldn't figure out what their problem was with issuing the permit. We ended up scheduling a conference meeting with her boss. I brought boxes and boxes of shipping receipts, processing records, etc. plus the variations of permit applications, engineering calculations etc. to demonstrate we were way below needing any air pollution controls for the device in question.

His response? Why had we applied for the permit since the source was not significant? As calmly as I could reply I explained it was his underling that demanded the applications and then responded with constant refusals, instead of a non-signifanct source variance. He tried to defend this nut of an employee, but I simply said we looked forward to the variance letter and picked up our stuff and walked out.

They had all our documentation in their records, we used their engineering formulas etc. They didn't have a leg to stand on.

18 posted on 04/04/2010 8:18:26 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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