With the surge in fuel prices in the past two years, industry has initiated efforts to utilize various alternative fuels that may have historically been overlooked. Material with energy value such as scrap tires, waste plastics, tallow, bone meal, bulk solids, auto fluff, wood waste, etc. are now being sought out for use as lower cost alternative fuels. Once an alternative fuel source is identified, the daunting maze of environmental permitting begins. This paper will present examples of the types of environmental permits needed for several alternative fuels projects such as minor source and major source construction permits. Title V Operating Permit modifications, as well as solid waste permits and hazardous waste permit modifications.
'Accepting the Resource Conservation Challenge: Clearing Permitting Barriers for Acceptance of Alternative Fuels,' presented at the 2007 A&WMA Hazardous Waste Combustors conference