MACT Air Quality Regulations Articles

  • Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance

    The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act,  the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Boiler MACT Remand Request Granted

    On February 28, 2014, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) requested a remand without vacatur of the set of rules commonly referred to as the Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules. U.S. EPA has also requested a remand of the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) rules. On May 15, 2014 ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • The Five CISWI Considerations

    With so much talk of boilers and heaters since the 4 Rules were published in early 2013, most facilities are focused on developing an understanding and strategy to comply with the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for Boilers (commonly referred to as Boiler MACT). However, one of the 4 Rules is the Commercial and Industrial ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Widespread Applicability and Energy Assessment highlight the Proposed New Boiler MACT Rules

    As we reported in last month’s 4 The Record, April 29, 2010 was a busy day for U.S. EPA and marked the culmination of years of background effort and planning related to air toxic emissions from boilers. U.S. EPA has proposed four (4) rules that, when finalized, will impact thousands of facilities. Two (2) of these rules are intended to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from boilers ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • New boiler MACT and affiliated rules proposed

    EPA proposed three related rules (with final rules expected by December 16, 2010), intended to reduce the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters as well as commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. Simultaneously, it also proposed a definition of solid waste that could potentially affect some units currently ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Wait Is Over; The New Boiler MACT Is Here

    The Wait Is Over; The New Boiler MACT Is Here    April 29, 2010 was a busy day for U.S. EPA and marked the culmination of months and years of background effort and planning related to air toxic emissions from boilers.  U.S. EPA has released pre-publication versions of four (4) proposed rules on their website that, when finalized, will impact thousands of ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • The Hammer Falls Again as U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to `MACT Hammer` Regulations

    Until now, States have been left to interpret the applicability of section 112(j) with little input from U.S. EPA. Some States have adopted a “wait and see” approach and are waiting for U.S. EPA to weigh in on the issue. In the absence of any guidance, some States, such as Pennsylvania, have called for some sources to submit applications that meet the 112(j) requirements. The ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • INTO THE VOID...U.S. EPA`s recent boiler MACT and CISWI information collection request

    Background - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (court) has been quite busy in the last few years hearing environmental cases, particularly air quality related topics. On June 8, 2007, the court vacated and remanded two (2) U.S. EPA rules promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA)-The Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) definitions rule ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • `A Case Study in Implementation of the NESHAPs for the Portland Cement Industry at a Major Source,` appeared in Cement Americas magazine, July/August 2003

    Introduction Located at 40 CFR 63, Subpart LLL, the Portland Cement (PC) MACT standard poses a significant regulatory hurdle to the cement industry-Facilities subject to its requirements had to complete initial performance testing and develop their first substantial semi-annual monitoring report by January 31, 2003. The final Portland Cement MACT rule was promulgated on June 14, 1999, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • `Utilizing Compliance Management Solutions to Implement an Effective SSM plan,` published in Chemical Engineering Progress, August 2002

    Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act, as amended in 1990, mandates EPA to regulate HazardousAir Pollutants (HAPs) for a variety of source categories. The intent of these regulations is torequire affected major sources to apply the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)as a method for minimizing HAP emissions.1 These MACT standards are also known as NationalEmission Standard for Hazardous Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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