U.S. EPA's Core Four: DSW Rule, Major Source Boiler Rule, Area Source Boiler Rule, and CISWI Rule
While the regulated community is just coming to grips with the most recent changes to four of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), U.S. EPA has unleashed the much anticipated Core Four:
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers (Area Source Boiler Rule)
- National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (Major Source Boiler Rule)
- Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (CISWI Rule)
- Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste (Definition of Solid Waste or DSW Rule)
Nearly 200,000 sources are expected to be affected by the Core Four. Did you know that based on the proposed rules, U.S. EPA estimates that industry will spend $4.1 billion in annualized costs to comply? $2.9B will be absorbed by sources subject to the Major Source Boiler Rule, $1.0B by sources subject to the Area Source Boiler Rule, and $0.216B by sources subject to the CISWI Rule. Capital costs will be significantly higher. As a result of the number of affected sources, associated compliance costs, and interrelatedness of the rules, significant attention has rightfully been given to these proposed rules. At ALL4, we've assembled a team to drill through the details of the rules, we have been educating the regulated community via a Boiler MACT/CISWI 4-part webinar series, and we are actively preparing comments on the rules.
Read on as ALL4's Kristin Gordon provides an introduction to being regulated as a CAA §129 source and an update on where all of the CAA §129 rules stand in the following sections:
- CAA §129 Background
- 10 things you may not have known about being regulated as a CAA §129 source
- What's the regulatory status for each of the source categories in CAA §129?
- What can I do?
For more information on the Core Four rules and/or the CAA §129 standards, don't hesitate to contact ALL4's Kristin Gordon at 610.933.5246 x33 (firstname.lastname@example.org).