On February 23, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final rules regulating hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from boilers at major sources of HAPs (Boiler MACT) and boilers at minor or area sources of HAPs (Boiler GACT), for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (CISWI) and for defining what constitutes a solid waste when burned. EPA also released a notice that it plans to reconsider key aspects of these rules. These rules impose significant burdens on certain classes of boilers and risk forcing many companies to stop using valuable fuels. EPA estimates that the Boiler MACT rule will impact 13,555 boilers and process heaters and that the Boiler GACT rule will impact 187,000 boilers and process heaters. For details on the Boiler MACT, Boiler GACT and CISWI rules, click here.
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