Performance Testing for Stationary Source Air Emissions — Test Planning and Reporting
The Performance Test Program maintains test plan examples to assist companies and test consultants in meeting the requirements of Minnesota rules when designing a test plan. These sample performance test plans are designed to meet the minimum requirements of Minn. R. 7017.2030. Note that your test plan is subject to the review and written approval of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The written approval may contain clarifications or modifications to the test plan as submitted. Example Test Plan formats are available for the categories listed below:
Test Plan Examples
Note: All text in italics are suggestions and comments for the test plan writer. Its purpose is to assist in drafting a complete test plan.
- Boiler source
- Waste combustor
- Class IV waste combustor
- Hot mix asphalt
- Materials conveying
- Miscellaneous sources
- Crushing and conveying
- Solvent based printing
Test Plan Completeness Criteria
Complete and accurate test plans are required by the MPCA to ensure that your test plan is reviewed in a timely manner. Incomplete test plans can cause delays in scheduled performance testing and could potentially effect the quality and completeness of your submitted test report.
Use the Test Plan Completeness Criteria form as a check list to ensure your test plan includes all required information.
A pretest meeting gives the facility, the testing company and MPCA staff the opportunity to discuss the test plan and testing activities in order to help ensure all procedural and technical requirements of the rule are met. These meetings also assist MPCA staff in understanding the processes at the facility. Meetings can often be held over the telephone or via e-mail exchange, if a complete and accurate test plan has been submitted. To prepare for your pre-test meeting use the checklist below.
Pre-Test Meeting Checklist
For your pre-test meeting you should be prepared to discuss the following topics and/or questions.
Complete Test Report
Complete and accurate test reports are required by the MPCA to ensure that your test report is reviewed in a timely manner. Incomplete test reports can cause delays and can potentially be rejected if adequate information to determine compliance with emissions standards or other applicable requirements is not included.
The Performance Test Report Completeness Criteria formis a checklist that you may use to ensure that your test report includes all required information. This information can also be found in Minn. R. 7017.2035 subp. 3. The form referred to is available on the Performance Testing Forms page.