States are required to submit Emissions Inventories of air pollution sources to US EPA. These include major stationary sources (industrial facilities normally called Point Sources), area sources (small facilities which include many individual locations, such as gas stations, dry cleaners, etc.), and mobile sources (cars, trucks, boats, etc.). Only stationary sources are required to be reported to US EPA every year. Area and mobile sources are reported every three years. The most recent three-year inventory was 2011. We are currently in the beginning stages of preparing the 2013 Point Source inventory.
Once gathered, this data is used in verifying whether air programs previously enacted are having the desired effect and to plan what air programs are necessary in order to ensure air quality is improved or maintained.
We have replaced our old point source emission inventory software (i-STEPS) with the new State and Local Emission Inventory System (SLEIS). West Virginia is one of several state and local air pollution agencies using the SLEIS software. i-STEPS is no longer usable for submittal. The following announcements refer to the status of the 2013 Point Source inventory and the SLEIS software.
In order to use SLEIS an account must be established for you. If you have not already done so, please download, complete, save, and email the following form to: email@example.com.
SLEIS Registration Form.doc
Note: Please send the completed MS Word file as an editable email attachment, so that we can extract the data entered in the fields.
- A training workshop for SLEIS was held at the Charleston DEP Headquarters on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The contractor recorded the webinar as WMV files and has sent it to us with no post-processing. We have posted the unedited recordings here. Due to the file sizes (about 74MB and 97 MB) the files may need to be downloaded to your computer before being viewed
Note that the first 3 minutes of the morning session contains opening remarks and is a bit hard to hear.
The PowerPoint used in the recording can be viewed separately here Workshop Power Point
SUPPORTING MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following document contains Questions and Answers related to SLEIS and the SLEIS Training Workshop. As we respond to additional questions, the list will be updated.
Questions and Answers related to SLEIS.doc
QA document last updated 11/01/2012
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