emissions of air contaminants may be referred to as emissions testing,
source testing, stack testing or performance testing. The North
of Health requires testing at a variety of sources to ensure that specific emission
limits are being met and to ensure compliance with the North Dakota Air Pollution Control Rules. These tests are conducted in accordance with procedures approved
or specified by the Department.
generally requires that testing be conducted in accordance with
methodology promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency in the Code
of Federal Regulations (CFR). Alternative methods or deviations from a
promulgated method must receive approval prior to the test. A complete
listing of test methods is available under EPAs bulletin board system at
Tests are normally
performed by independent testing companies with expertise in the
applicable test method(s) being conducted. The Department must be
notified prior to testing to allow sufficient time for:
review of the proposed test procedures and, if necessary, a test site inspection.
meeting with Department staff, (if necessary)
Department representative to observe the performance test.
information about this matter is available in the North Dakota Emission
Testing Guideline (pdf).
The Department maintains a
list of air pollution testing firms that have requested to
be included on the list and/or have tested in-state during the past three
information about emissions testing, contact the Division of Air
Quality at 701.328.5188 or fax 701.328.5185.
Files To Download
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Standard Operating Procedure (.pdf)
Questions may be
addressed to the North Dakota Department of Health at 701.328.5188,
or email Gary Kline (email@example.com)
or Ben Gress (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions relating to portable analyzer testing and/or the Portable Analyzer Standard Operating Procedure contact Todd Peterson (email@example.com).