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IRNR is focusing on development of improved air emissions management through better emissions estimation methodologies, best available measurement techniques and integration of emission control strategies for sources in congested nonattainment or near-nonattainment coastal counties.

The objective of this study is to gather more accurate data that can be used to formulate emissions calculations and regulatory policy.  This will be accomplished through process mapping of hydraulic fracturing operations, collecting emissions data on equipment engines, modeling load factors and monitoring operation time.  Data analysis and emission estimation will employ methodology acceptable to both industry and regulators.  This research will be distributed as an updated resource for industry and the regulatory community.