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Air Emissions Inventory — Electronic Reporting

Program Updates: May 15, 2014

Electronic reporting

  • Nearly all facilities submitted their 2013 inventories electronically by the deadline. Thanks to those facilities that submitted their inventories on time. We will continue to make improvements to the electronic reporting website in an effort to make reporting as efficient as possible.
  • Facilities that did not submit their 2013 inventories should please submit as soon as possible. For help on electronic reporting, please refer to the Training and Guidance section at the bottom of this page.
  • New User Account Creation — If you will be preparing the emission inventory for your facility and/or if you will be submitting the inventory and you have not already created an account and password, you must create an account in the e-Services electronic reporting website by following the instructions on how to Create User Account.
  • Responsible Official/Submitter Authorization — If you have already been authorized as the Responsible Official/Submitter, you do not need to repeat the authorization process.
  • New Responsible Official/Submitter Authorization — If you wish to submit an emission inventory for a given facility and have not already been authorized as the "Responsible Official/Submitter" you must first become authorized as the “Submitter” for that facility by following the steps to Apply for Responsible Official/Submitter Designation.
  • Training and Guidance Available — Help documents are available in the Training and Guidance section at the bottom of this page. The Help documents are detailed User Guides that include "how to" sections, definitions of terms, FAQs, and more. Webinars that walk users through the inventory preparation and submittal process are now available.

 

Go to the e-Services electronic reporting website to review/revise your air emission inventory electronically.

Note: If you are having trouble accessing the e-Services electronic reporting website, please check your computer/network security settings to ensure that the settings are not blocking access to the e-Services site. If after checking/ adjusting the security settings you are still unable to access the website, please email e-Services Support.

Instructions for using e-Services

Setting up a user account and Responsible Official/Submitter registration. If your facility holds a registration Option C, Option D, or a Large Inventory Type permit, you will submit your 2013 Emission Inventory (EI) electronically. (Facilities holding a registration Option B, or a nonmetallic general permit will submit their inventories by hardcopy mailing as in previous years.)

To be able to use the system, the Responsible Official/Submitter for your facility, as defined in Minn. R. 7007.0100, subp. 21 must sign up for an account through the e-Services electronic reporting website and submit a signed paper Electronic Signature Submittal Agreement to the MPCA. According to Minn. Rules, the Responsible Official/Submitter is the only person that can submit the inventory, thus a signed paper agreement is needed to allow for electronic signature and submittal. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks to process this agreement. Once the Submittal Agreement has been processed an email will be sent to the Responsible Official/Submitter to notify him/her that he/she is now able to enter and submit data on the e-Services electronic reporting website.

Others assisting the Responsible Official/Submitter with the preparation of the inventory (Preparers) can create an account at any time through the e-Services electronic reporting website by following the steps under "Create User Account" below. Preparers will be able to assist with preparing the emission inventory submittal; however, they will not have access to the facility information until access is granted by the Responsible Official/Submitter.

Create User Account

(Preparers and Responsible Official/Submitter)

  1. Go to e-Services website. 
  2. Select "Create an Account" and complete the information requested. You will receive an email with your account number. Click the link in the email to activate your account.

Apply for Responsible Official/Submitter Designation

(Responsible Official/Submitter Only)

  1. Go to e-Services website. 
  2. Select "Login" and enter the "Account Number" and "Password" that you obtained during the "Create User Account" procedure.
  3. Select "Air Emission Inventory Submittal-CEDR" from the menu of options.
  4. Select "Create Submittal Agreement."
  5. Enter the 8 digit facility ID (permit number) for the facility for which you are the Responsible Official/Submitter. This ID appears on your previous year's air emission inventory.
  6. Select "Create Submittal Agreement."
  7. Print out the Agreement, complete, sign, and mail to the MPCA address listed.
  8. You will be contacted by email when you are authorized as the Responsible Official/Submitter for the facility listed in the agreement and to grant access to others to prepare the inventory.

Note: If the Responsible Official/Submitter needs to be changed at your facility simply have the person who will be the Responsible Official/Submitter complete steps 1-8 above to "Apply for Responsible Official/Submitter Designation."

Grant Preparer Role

(Responsible Official/Submitter Only)

If you had previously registered as the Responsible Official/Submitter for a facility(ies) you can still add/remove Preparers for these facility(ies) by following these instructions.

  1. Go to MPCA e-Services website.  
  2. Select “Login” and enter the “Account Number” and “Password.”
  3. Select “Air Emission Inventory Submittal-CEDR.”
  4. Select: “Grant Preparer Role.”
  5. Select the “Facility ID” number that you want. 
  6. Enter the “Preparer’s Account Number” and the "Preparer's Email" for those people that will assist with preparation of the emission inventory submittal

Electronic Reporting Training and Guidance

Option C Registration Permittees

  • PDF Document Air Emission Inventory - Quick Guide to Electronic Reporting (aq-ei3-15) This document provides a quick overview of the steps needed to enter and submit emissions inventory data electronically. (date prepared: 1/13/14)
  • PDF Document Detailed Help Document for Air Emission Inventory — Registration Option C Permit (aq-ei1-04) This is a User Guide for facilities with registration Option C permits that will be using the MPCA e-Services electronic reporting website to report annual air emissions. This guide provides instructions and answers questions specific to Option C facilities. (date prepared: 1/9/14)
  • Electronic Reporting Tutorials for Option C Permit Holders — Webinars that highlight the features of the electronic reporting system and include a demonstration of the submittal process for Option C permit holders.
    • video-desktopOption C Permit Holders — Preparing and Submitting an Inventory (23 minutes). A webinar that highlights the features of the electronic reporting system and includes a demonstration of the submittal process for Registration Option C Permit holders. (Note: this is a recorded WebEx session. The link will open in a separate browser.)
    • video-desktop Submitting an Inventory and Assigning Roles (11 minutes). A webinar that explains how to submit an inventory, how to confirm that the submittal was successful, and how to manage inventory Preparers. (Note: this is a recorded WebEx session. The link will open in a separate browser.)

Option D Registration Permittees

  • PDF Document Air Emission Inventory - Quick Guide to Electronic Reporting (aq-ei3-15) This document provides a quick overview of the steps needed to enter and submit emissions inventory data electronically. (date prepared: 1/13/14)
  • PDF Document Detailed Help Document for Air Emission Inventory — Registration Option D Permit (aq-ei1-05)   This is a User Guide for facilities with registration Option D permits that will be using the MPCA e-Services electronic reporting website to report annual air emissions. This guide provides instructions and answers questions specific to Option D facilities. (date prepared: 1/9/14)
  • Electronic Reporting Tutorials for Option D Permit Holders — Webinars that highlight the features of the electronic reporting system and include a demonstration of the submittal process for Option D permit holders.
    • video-desktop Option D Permit Holders — Preparing an Inventory (22 minutes). A webinar for Registration Option D Permit holders (Note: does not include instructions for Hot Mix Plants) that demonstrates how to prepare an inventory for submittal. (Note: this is a recorded WebEx session. The link will open in a separate browser.)
    • video-desktop Option D — Hot Mix Plants — Preparing an Inventory (23 minutes). A webinar for Hot Mix Plants holding a registration Option D permit that demonstrates how to prepare an inventory for submittal.  (Note: this is a recorded WebEx session. The link will open in a separate browser.)
    • video-desktop Submitting an Inventory and Assigning Roles (11 minutes). A webinar that explains how to submit an inventory, how to confirm that the submittal was successful, and how to manage inventory Preparers. (Note: this is a recorded WebEx session. The link will open in a separate browser.)

Large Inventory Type Permit Holders

  • PDF Document Quick Guide to Electronic Reporting — Large EI Type (aq-ei3-11) This document provides a quick overview of the steps needed to enter and submit emissions inventory data electronically. (date prepared: 1/28/13)
  • PDF Document Detailed Help Document for Air Emission Inventory — Large EI type (aq-ei1-06)   This is a User Guide for facilities with Large Inventory Type permits that will be using the MPCA e-Services electronic reporting website to report annual air emissions. This guide provides instructions and answers questions specific to Large Inventory Type permit holders. (date prepared: 1/12/12)
  • Electronic Reporting Tutorials for Large Inventory Type Permit Holders — Webinars that highlight the features of the electronic reporting system and include a demonstration of the submittal process for Large Inventory Type permit holders.

PM Emission Factor Updates from EPA for Natural Gas, Process Gas, and LPG

Particulate matter emission factors for natural gas, process gas, and LPG have been revised by Roy Huntley of the EPA. The reason for this adjustment is that the EPA believes that the current AP-42 factors for condensable PM emissions are too high. The electronic emission inventory reporting website (e-Services) will perform calculations using the revised EPA emission factors from Roy Huntley as the default emission factors. The unrevised emission factors will still be available in AP-42/WebFIRE. Please select the link below based on your facility’s air permit type to reference the updated emission factors. An explanation of this issue can be found on the EPA’s National Emission Inventory (NEI) website.

Last modified on May 14, 2014 14:48

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