Kyle Hagen, P.E.


Review of EPA fuel efficiency standards

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

On March 15, 2017, the President, EPA Administrator, Department of Transportation Secretary and other officials announced that EPA will review the fuel efficiency standards that were established in 2012 for light duty cars and truck with model years 2017-2025.  The current requirement is to increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 miles/gallon for light-duty […]


March is a Good Time to Schedule a Review of Your Facility and Inventory all Tanks and Containers of Oil that may be Subject to the SPCC Rule (40 CFR Part 112)

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

With many facilities starting or planning expansions in recent months and most of the compliance reporting (air permitting, hazardous waste and EPCRA Tier II) completed, mid-March is an ideal time to review your facility operations and equipment and update your inventory of all tanks and containers of oil that may be subject to the SPCC […]


Applicable Containers to SPCC Rule

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

Kyle Hagen will cover the types of oil containers that are applicable to the SPCC Rule and are required to be included in the SPCC Plan for your facility.  In addition, the applicability of the various oil containers to the SPCC Rule will be covered along with container examples to demonstrate SPCC Rule applicability, the […]


It’s Final: EPA Updates to the New Source Performance Standard (40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO) for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

The amended New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO, for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution industry that became effective on December 31, 2014, finalized the amendments and correction of technical errors that EPA previously proposed on July 17, 2014.  This final amendment addresses the following updates: a)      Details […]


Kentucky’s Approach to the Implementation of Oil and Natural Gas Air Pollution Standard found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

Currently the Storage Vessels (Tanks that store crude oil, condensate, intermediate hydrocarbon liquids or produced water) located at oil and natural gas production well facilities, gathering facilities, gas processing facilities and transmission facilities are required to meet the requirements found in the federal regulation, 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO. To find out more about this […]


Kentucky’s Approach to the Implementation of Oil and Natural Gas Air Pollution Standard found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

Currently the Storage Vessels (Tanks that store crude oil, condensate, intermediate hydrocarbon liquids or produced water) located at oil and natural gas production well facilities, gathering facilities, gas processing facilities and transmission facilities are required to meet the requirements found in the federal regulation, 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO. To find out more about this […]


Back Again: Measurements of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone by NOAA and EPA supported scientists are out for Summer 2014

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

The northern Gulf of Mexico dead zone that forms off the coast of Louisiana and Texas each summer was measured by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supported scientists during a survey cruise from July 27 to August 2, 2014 and reported on the NOAA website (see below) on August […]


Up and Coming: Two New Kentucky Pollution Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Permits for Coal Mining

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

On May 15, 2014, public notice was submitted for the proposed issuance of the two new general permits for coal mining in Kentucky by the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW).  The public notice includes two new general permits for coal mining.  The first is General Permit KYGE40000 for coal mining operations located in the eastern […]


Due date for the Kentucky Air Quality Permit Compliance Reports for 2013

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

As annually required for facilities in Kentucky (excluding facilities in the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District) with current Kentucky Air Quality Permits, two compliance reports are due by January 30, 2014 to the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ).  The first is the Semi-Annual Monitoring Report that is required to summarize the facility operations […]


Upcoming due date for the Notice of Intent (NOI) under the reissued KPDES General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Runoff Associated with Industrial Activities

Kyle Hagen, P.E.

For facilities in Kentucky with existing coverage granted prior to September 30, 2007 under the previous Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Permit, the Notice of Intent (NOI) to renew coverage under the reissued KPDES General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater Runoff Associated with Industrial Activities is required within 90 days of the […]