Have you completed an air emission survey for your operations? Most States are now requiring air emission surveys for nearly all manufacturing operations. The purpose of the air emission survey is to require manufacturing facilities to self-disclose actual and potential air emissions emanating from their operations.
The emission inventory is the foundation of EPA's air pollution regulatory program because it assists EPA in answering questions such as, what is the current stage of pollution in a specific area? Which facilities are the biggest emitters of pollution? What types of emissions are currently controlled and how well are they controlled? etc. The EPA uses this data to proceed to better control sources through regulation. Additionally, the inventory allows the EPA to test a particular rule's effectiveness and extrapolate emissions into the future.