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SOURCE TESTING

Air Quality's Source Testing Program provides an independent means to audit company source test results and emission compliance status. The program also provides a direct means of responding to citizen concerns with the capability of performing source tests for toxics, observing risk and trial burns at incinerators and other sources of concern. The Bureau maintains two source testing vans equipped with various instruments.

IMPORTANT NOTICE PERTAINING TO ACCREDITATION

The Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Act (Act 25 of 2002) requires that all environmental laboratories register with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection within six months of the effective date of the Act, April 2, 2002, on a registration form prepared by the Department. An environment laboratory is defined in the Act as a facility engaged in the testing or analysis of environmental samples as required by an environmental statute administered by the Department.

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  • Evaluation of Total Particulate Matter Emissions From Coal-Fired Electric Generation Units (PDF)
    In November 2008, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection initiated a source testing project to evaluate particulate matter emitted from coal-fired electric generating units (EGUs) in Pennsylvania. The study was designed to determine the quality and accuracy of total particulate matter emission testing available to the Department for this source category which includes all coal-fired and waste coal-fired electric utility steam generating units.