AER News

February 8, 2013

We have been aping CO2e (CO2 equivalent) emissions to our inventory. At this time we have not updated the software to prevent the printing of this pollutant on the annual emission report. Reporting of CO2e is optional. We prefer you report the individual components of CO2e (e.g., CO2, methane, etc.) and we will calculate CO2e.

February 24, 2012

Now that the ROSS rule has passed, it is the Bureau's interpretation that sources affected by ROSS do not need to submit a 2011 annual emission report. If you are affected by ROSS, please make sure to submit your registration for that program.

January 9, 2012

Registration of Smaller Sources (ROSS)

More information about the ROSS program can be found on the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Regulatory Compliance Assistance web site.

December 2011

Reporting of greenhouse gas pollutants

A revision to Section 39.5 of the Environmental Protection Act changed the definition of regulated pollutants to include greenhouse gases. Since Section 254.120 of the Annual Emission Report rule requires the reporting of all regulated pollutants, emissions of greenhouse gas pollutants are now required to be reported.

Registration of Smaller Sources (ROSS)

A pending rule with the Illinois Pollution Control Board would establish a registration program for sources who have small emissions (generally < 5 tons/year of actual emissions). Sources that register for that program would no longer be required to submit an annual emission report (most likely starting with the 2012 reporting year). Once the rule is final, the Bureau of Air will notify the sources they believe to be affected by the rule and further information will be provided. Information on the pending rule can be found on the Illinois Pollution Control Board's web site..

January 1, 2001

On December 21, 2000, the Illinois Pollution Control Board adopted new procedural rules (35 Ill. Adm. Code 130) for identification and protection of trade secrets and other non-disclosable information. Part 130 became effective January 1, 2001. Ignore any references to 2 Ill. Adm. Code 1827.201 and 35 Ill. Adm. Code 120 in the instructions. These rules have been repealed.