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EPA Extends Comment Period for Engine Proposal (RICE NESHAP)
Monday, June 25, 2012

EPA is proposing to amend air toxics and performance standards for stationary internal combustion engines. These federal regulations are typically referred to as the RICE NESHAP and Engine NSPS.*

EPA has extended the public comment period for proposed amendments to August 9, 2012. EPA will also hold a public hearing on the proposal in Washington D.C. on July 10, 2012.

Stationary engines generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation, and other facilities. The EPA estimates there are over 1 million of these engines in the U.S. and this proposal would apply to some of these engines.

For more information or to provide public comments, please go to the following websites:

*The official title of the proposal and the affected federal regulations is: “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE); New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Stationary Internal Combustion Engines.”

This list serve article is intended for consultants, industries, environmental groups, general public, and other entities regulated under the Clean Air Act. It was written by the DNR Air Quality Bureau to share regulatory news, program updates and technical guidance.