Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT)
Although the AB 617 Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) plans are being implemented statewide for the first time in 2019, many of the requirements have been implemented at the local Air District level in the past. Yorke Engineering is experienced in handling BACT and BARCT across the State. Our environmental engineering staff is highly skilled at BARCT determinations and control system emission reduction calculations and implementations. Below is a summary of BARCT under AB 617 and Yorke’s BARCT services.
Yorke Services – BARCT
- Control System Determinations;
- BARCT requirement determinations;
- Permitting of BARCT control systems;
- Early Addition Reduction Credits; and
- On-Site Assessments.
Yorke Air District Experience
Yorke Engineering has experience with BARCT determinations in all California air districts, including:
- South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD);
- Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD);
- San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD);
- San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD); and
- All 31 other California Air Districts.
Stationary Source BARCT Requirements
BARCT implementation requires the addition of control devices to existing sources. An “expedited schedule” for select large sources is expected to cause early implementation for refineries, cement manufacturing plants, large organic storage tanks and more depending on the local Air District. BARCT requirements could start as early as 2019 and include high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filters, low-NOx burners, scrubbers, adsorbers, enclosing sources and venting to controls, and many other requirements.