EPA Finalizes Commercial & Industrial Incinerator Air Rule

Date: June 30, 2016

Source: US EPA

EPA has issued a final rule revising parts of its new source performance standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines for existing sources for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWIs). The rule, published in the June 23 Federal Register, is part of a broader package of air rules targeting CISWI, as well as emissions standards for boilers and a regulation defining whether incinerated waste is subject to the CISWI rules or the more-stringent boiler standards.

In the final rule, EPA finalizes changes to the definition of continuous emissions monitoring system data during startup and shutdown periods to make the term specific to different subcategories of incinerators. EPA also revises the emissions limit for particulate matter emitted by the "waste-burning kiln" subcategory.

To learn more, visit EPA's website: "Rule and Implementation Information for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators," (https://www3.epa.gov/airtoxics/129/ciwi/ciwipg.html).

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