At step2compliance, we have developed the proprietary RICE Rule Tool to automate the process of evaluating regulatory applicability and identifying specific requirements triggered for stationary RICE (reciprocating internal combustion engines). The RICE Rule Tool is the “engine” of our RICE Rule Service. No one else in the industry offers such a simple solution to such a complex and challenging problem. Our solution scales from a single engine to an entire fleet.
When regulatory applicability determinations are performed manually for each of your stationary engines, these “snapshots in time” are only valid until the underlying rules or installed configurations change. At this point the process must be repeated, and often times there is no systematic approach in place for documenting each set of assumptions and logic flow taking place through each applicability assessment made.
Once the applicability status is determined for NESHAP Subpart ZZZZ, NSPS Subpart IIII or JJJJ, and any relevant state rules, identifying and managing all applicable requirements for a triggered rule can in itself become an overwhelming task. The problem is only compounded for fleet owners/operators that need to track compliance obligations for a large number of units, particularly as that fleet shifts geographically.
The RICE Rule Service (RRS) allows you to manage your stationary engines, gensets, or fleet, and track their applicability under federal and state emission regulations. Federal and state rules impacting stationary CI or SI engines are continually monitored for updates, so applicability determinations and identified applicable requirements stay current in the system with changing rules or changes to your engine configuration and location. The RRS dashboard displays “trigger” or “exempt” status for NESHAP, NSPS, NAAQS, and state standards at a glance.
In addition to comprehensive applicability determinations, triggered rule requirements are presented in both summary and detail format in some of the many reports that can be generated on demand. RRS reports can be run for single engines or engine batches, and saved in various file formats including PDF.
When you subscribe to our service, you come away with solid documentation supporting the resulting RICE rule applicability determinations along with detailed reports to guide you through achieving and maintaining compliance:
* RICE = reciprocating internal combustion engine