How should facilities report emissions due to malfunctions or upsets?
K.A.R. 28-19-210(f)(1) specifies that all emissions during startup, shut down, control equipment malfunctions or by-passes or other periods of greater than normal emissions should be calculated as if the emissions unit was being operated without air emission control equipment unless a more accurate manner of calculating actual emissions is demonstrated by the owner or operator and approved by the department. These emissions should be reported on the inventory forms along with the facility’s other actual emissions for the calendar year. Please assign a unique point ID number and fill out a separate worksheet 1 (air emissions source operating information) for malfunctions or upsets. The emissions for this point should then be reported on one of the emissions calculation worksheets (worksheets 3, 5, 6, 9 or 10). If you use worksheet 3 or 9 (the emission factor method forms for criteria and HAP emissions) to report these emissions, you may enter “Upset” for the emission factor origin if ne