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AES*Online is one of many applications on the department's GreenPort website. Only one GreenPort account is ever necessary; some applications you can just sign yourself up, while others, like AES*Online, you have to submit the request form. See the heading above “Obtain a GreenPort account with access to AES*Online and your facility” to learn how.
By regulation, this report must be submitted by the person identified as the 'responsible official' of the facility. They are named in the permit, and that information is held in our database. Please review the definition of responsible officialOpens In A New Window and note that in some cases another person can be designated to submit.
Just one. See the previous answer.
There could be several reasons. First, because you need to request access to it in writing. We don't know you need access until you contact us directly. Second, perhaps you created a new account on your own, and assumed it would have all of the accesses your previous account had. Third, someone else in your company may have informed us that you no longer needed access to it, so it was removed. Finally, the requirement for reporting emissions may have been removed from your company, so we went in and removed all account accesses to it. This prevents errors when you click on buttons that now lead nowhere.
Initially, if we set up your account, we will email you a username and password. If you set it up, you will have to note that information somewhere yourself. If you've just forgotten it, you can contact the reference above to look it up. We can reset your password in a few minutes, and you don't need to create a new account. You can also create a password hint to use to reset it automatically.
There could be several reasons. First, because you need to request access to it in writing. We don't know you need access until you contact us directly. Second, someone else in your company may have informed us that you no longer needed access to it, so it was removed. Third, the requirement for reporting emissions may have been removed from your company, so we went in and removed all account accesses to it. This prevents errors when you click on buttons that lead nowhere now. Feel free to contact us if none of these reasons are correct.
This is a difficult question as it depends on several factors: Do you collect information now on computer or paper? Would you prefer software that we are responsible for, or you? The Online system requires you to type all of your information in, with the possibility of mistakes. It is faster to get going, but you tend to forget from year to year how to use it. The XML system depends on you setting up the file template properly, mapping all of your data to the appropriate locations in that template, and maintaining that information from year to year when any changes take place at the company.
You can't. Notify either your regional inspector or us. We will make the changes in our database and they will appear the next day.
Which pieces of equipment appear online are controlled by whether we have 'activated' or 'inactivated' it in our database. To change that, you will need to contact your regional or county inspector since they are familiar with your facility and are charged with maintaining the information about it. It's always good to go over that list early in January.
Which fuels or materials appear for any piece of equipment are controlled by which ones are 'active' or 'inactive' in our database. To change the status of an existing scc you need to notify your regional or county inspector. All of your past reported scc's show up on the "SubFacility/SCC Status" screen, so you could use the checkboxes on that screen, and submit the request to turn them on or off. You can also call or email your inspector. For a completely new scc that has never been used before, you will need to do that. It's always good to make sure that list is correct before entering any data.
Fuel or material usage – Schedules screen.
Emissions from equipment – Manual Emissions screen.
Emissions from the Plant – Pollutant Summary screen.
Fuel test results – The appropriate scc screen for the equipment, or FML screen for that fuel.
Fuel Usage for the Plant – Fuel Usage Summary screen.
Miscellaneous Equipment emissions – Misc. Emissions screen.
Emission or VOC Worksheets – Document Attachments screen.
The Criteria/Required section is the area where total emissions of VOCs and PM10 are entered. The amounts listed in the HAP sections are subtotals going into those totals. Sometimes, HAP emission factors will give a number higher than a 'total' VOC or PM10 emission factor. In this case, you have to go with the number you believe is more accurate, and correct the other. For instance, if the particulate HAPs were higher than the PM10 above, you might either raise the PM10 number, or lower the individual HAPs. You could lower the HAPs by reducing each by the proportion of the difference from the total above.
This just means we have no emissions factor for this pollutant in our database for the scc you are using. It does not remove your requirement to report the emission amount or the calculation method you used. It is not a method in itself. In the case of HAPS, you will not be able to have us calculate the amount with the checkbox function.
This is your estimate of the total amount of each pollutant leaving plant property. It includes both sub-facility generated and miscellaneous emissions. This information is required by regulation. We don't assume that it automatically is the sum of subfacility + miscellaneous, so we need you to verify that.
These are numbers that provide a way of calculating an emissions amount. They represent an amount of pollutant given off by processing or burning a material or fuel in a specific type of equipment. The EPA developed them based on collected stack testing research over large areas and many years. Even so, they are constantly being adjusted, and aren't considered as accurate as actual emissions measurements.
No. The department does not want to provide your emissions amount for you, nor declare the emission factors method the standard method to be used.
A missing fuel that has an appropriate scc and was entered properly should automatically display in this screen, but occasionally we turn up a bug in our database. Usually it's a problem behind the scenes in our database with either an FML or scc record. You'll have to contact us to correct it.
The checklist routine verifies that you have filled in every last field required and that there are no basic reporting rules being broken. The reason is listed on that screen somewhere, though it may not jump out at you. Each error listed is a link to the page necessary to fix the error.
In order to change the PDF, you will have to 'Cancel' the existing one first and then generate a new one once you've made any updates you desire.
No! In our usage "Complete" indicates a report that is in all ways ready to be submitted. It has not been submitted, so you have not met the reporting requirement.
You will be notified via email, and then need to log in to GreenPort/AES*Online and address all of the issues that have been raised. In the email will be specific items identified by the reviewer, and those will also be listed in the Notes section of the report. Look above at the last item in the "General overview of the process" section.
One of two reasons is most likely – either you have not actually submitted yet, or there is an issue with the email address of your account. The email address could be wrong, or your spam filter could be blocking it. The system generates emails on submission, rejection, or acceptance only.