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ATTENTION BOILER OWNERS
EPA No Longer Accepting Paper Submittals
EPA is no longer accepting paper submittals of the Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) for Energy Assessments for area source boilers. We now require the NOCS to be submitted electronically to the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). For further information, please see the implementation videos.
EPA And Industry Fail To Settle Waste Unit Risk Policy Fight
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry groups including cement producers have failed to settle a permit dispute that is testing whether the agency has the authority to require operators of hazardous waste combustion units to conduct risk assessments that can be used to strengthen emissions limits for mercury and other pollutants when renewing the facilities' existing waste and air permits. Negotiations stalled during a meeting in November 2013 between EPA lawyers and cement kiln operators at EPA's Region V offices, according to an 8 January 2014 status report the parties filed with the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). Litigation will continue on 20 February 2014.
EPA Publishes Final Boiler MACT And Other Rules - Compliance Dates Set
On January 31, 2013, U.S. EPA published the final Boiler MACT in the Federal Register. This sets the existing source compliance date as January 31, 2016.
EPA Reopens Public Comment Period On Reconsideration Of Startup And Shutdown Provisions
EPA is reopening, for 60 days, the public comment period on the startup and shutdown provisions included in the November 2012 proposed updates to pollution limits for new power plants under Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
EPA Updates The Mercury And Air Toxics Standards For New Power Plants
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated emission limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The updates only apply to future power plants; do not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls that they are expected to install; and will not significantly change costs or public health benefits of the rule.
EPA Finally Amends Its Boiler MACT Regulations And Further Defines Fuels Versus Wastes
Boiler owners beware – EPA has “finalized” its Boiler MACT, GACT, CISWI and NHSM rules and the compliance clocks have begun ticking.
Tenneco Provides Clean Air Technologies To Meet U.S. EPA Tier 3 Regulations
Tenneco recently showcased its suite of emission control solutions designed to meet upcoming US EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations, including a demonstration vehicle outfitted with key technologies
US Settles With DuPont To Resolve Clean Air Act Violations And Protect Communities And Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced recently a settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) at its Belle, W. Va. facility for eight alleged releases of harmful levels of hazardous substances between May 2006 and January 2010