On March 20 LADCO issued an RFP to identify and evaluate nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduction potential for anthropogenic sources in the LADCO region. The objective of this project is to identify and evaluate candidate emissions controls for reducing NOx and VOC emissions in the LADCO region. The results of the…

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On December 18, 1989 the Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium was incorporated to provide technical assessments for and assistance to its member states on problems of air quality; and to provide a forum for its member states to discuss air quality issues. Over the past 30 years, LADCO expanded from four members (IL, IN, WI,…

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On July 25, 2019 the LADCO Data Scientist, Dr. Donna Kenski, hosted a webinar on atmospheric mercury with Great Lakes tribal air program representatives and EPA Region 5. Donna gave the webinar at the request of EPA Region 5 and some tribes in the region. There is a renewed interest in some of the tribal…

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LADCO is frequently contacted by product representatives in the solvents and surface coatings industries with inquiries about LADCO VOC limits or VOC rules. As LADCO is not a regulatory agency, the concept of a LADCO rule is a misnomer. These requests often originate from corporate websites (e.g., PPG Paints) that catalog federal/regional/state rules related to…

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