EPA is proposing reconsiderations to its combustion and solid waste regulations, including regulations affecting new and existing boilers, process heating units and incinerators. As part of this reconsideration, EPA is also proposing amendments to these standards.
The proposed amendments were published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2011, starting the 60-day public comment period. The current deadline for public comment for proposed regulations is February 21, 2012.
The proposed amendments published in the Federal Register and website links are:
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (also known as “Boiler MACT”):
Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (also known as “CISWI”) and Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-31648.pdf
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources (NESHAP): Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers (sometimes referred to as “Boiler NESHAP for area sources”): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-23/pdf/2011-31644.pdf
More information on the proposed and final regulations, including fact sheets, supporting materials, and compliance assistance tools, is available on EPA’s website at http://www.epa.gov/airquality/combustion/.
Until EPA completes its reconsideration of the Boiler MACT and CISWI, the effective date of the final regulations published on March 21, 2011, is stayed. However, EPA did not stay the effective date of the Boiler NESHAP for Area Sources.
Following EPA’s completion of its reconsiderations, the DNR plans to seek input on adopting these regulations.
For general questions, please contact Christine Paulson (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 515.242.5154) or Diane Brockshus (Email: email@example.com or phone: 515.281.4801).
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