combustion plant emissions rules Articles

  • Final CISWI rule

    On March 21, 2011, in parallel with publication of the Boiler National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) rules and the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) rule, EPA promulgated the final updates to the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units, collectively referred to as the “2011 CISWI Rules.”1 The 2011 ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GHG Reporting Rule

    G 6.1 | Requirements and Developments in Environmental and Carbon Reporting and Disclosure John Fillo | Senior Engineer, Sentech, ...

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Fact sheet: EPA mercury rules and power reliability

    New rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will EPA mercury rules influence the ...

  • New air quality rules challenge oil & natural gas industry

    EPA Administrator signed a suite of proposed new air regulations affecting both the Production/Processing and Transmission/Storage sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The proposed rules mandate the use of emission controls as well as work practices through two different air regulatory programs – New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New EU industrial emissions legislation

    Proposal for the revision of industrial emissions legislation in the EU (Questions & Answers) The Commission's proposal focuses on four key problems identified during a two-year review process when data was collected through an extensive programme with ten studies and continuous consultation with stakeholders. Firstly, the Commission proposes to overhaul seven existing pieces of legislation on ...

  • Put energy into emission control projects

    Many companies feel pressured to spend the least amount possible to meet environmental regulations, primarily because compliance isn’t a profit generating endeavor. What some environmental and compliance managers fail to realize is that emission control equipment can quickly become a profit decreasing endeavor with this penny wise-pound foolish approach. With mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

  • U.S. EPA Promulgates Final Air Toxics Standards for Compression Ignition Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)

    On March 3, 2010, U.S. EPA promulgated final National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for existing compression ignition (CI) stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) that were not previously regulated by the existing, so called, RICE MACT (i.e., 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZ).  The RICE MACT rule was originally promulgated in 2004.  The March ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Shipping Emissions - The Environmental Case for Sea Water Scrubbing

    The romantic image of a luxury liner cruising blue seas amid blue skies and trailing a plume of smoke is too close to the truth for comfort. The emissions from shipping make an increasingly conspicuous contribution to air quality, health and environmental problems of Europe, and indeed, the world. Yet an effective and safe technology to dramatically reduce these emissions is being discouraged, ...


  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • Revising IPPC: Incremental Change Rather than a Radical Overhaul of EU Industrial Emissions Policy

    Abstract: The European Commission has published a proposal to revise the IPPC Directive (1996/61, codified as 2008/1). The proposal also incorporates six 'sectoral' industrial emissions Directives as annexes: large combustion plants (2001/80); waste incineration (2000/76); solvent emissions (1999/13); and titanium dioxide (78/176, 82/883 and 92/112). The proposal would only extend the scope of ...


  • NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I - Air emission origins, best control solutions and monitoring methodology for nitrogen oxides

     Problems with reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) are widespread in the general process industries. These industries, together with medium size utility and power generators contribute about 15 percent of global NOx emissions. The emission sources addressed include various heaters employed in chemical and petrochemical plants, nitric and sulfuric acid plants, glass furnaces, iron and steel mills, ...


  • ACS installation at Glowood 100,000ton/y pellet plant achieves 12mg/Nm3 - Case Study

    With increasingly tougher restrictions on industrial air emissions, pellet manufacturers are looking to "future-proof" particulate matter (PM) compliance, cost effectively. One Portuguese producer, Glowood Indústria S.A., has recently installed a brand new type of mechanical cyclone. The most recent results show a remarkable reduction of its PM emissions, from 700mg/Nm3 to under ...

  • The Impacts of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) on Potws

    ABSTRACT In 2006 the California legislature established, and the Governor signed, the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32, AB 32). AB 32 mandates that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopt rules and regulations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. In order to meet this goal CARB must adopt regulations on mandatory ...

  • `Getting Technical - Managing Your Assets in an AB21 Carbon-Constrained Environment, presented at an AB32 Seminar, June 2008

    AB32 Mandatory Reporting Rule Covered Entities Cement plants; Petroleum refineries that emit > 25,000 metric tonnes of CO2 in anycalendar year after 2007 Hydrogen plants that emit > 25,000 metric tonnes of CO2 in anycalendar year after 2007 Electric generating ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The Future of Secondary Materials as Fuel

    Many questions related to the regulatory status of facilities that use secondary materials as alternative fuels are anticipated to be answered in 2010.  In simple terms, if a combustion source uses a secondary material that is characterized as solid waste as an alternative fuel, then that source could be subject to a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 129 standard.  If the same source used a ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Defining solid waste

    Simultaneous to the publication of the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers (the Boiler NESHAP) and the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI) Rules, EPA issued a new regulation that for the first time defines what materials are a non-hazardous solid waste when combusted. This rule, Solid Wastes Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Utility MACT and HAPs

    C 6.1  | The Utility MACT Rule: An Industry Perspective Michael  Rossler |  Manager, Environmental Programs, EEI EPA is proceeding with the Utility MACT rulemaking for coal- and oil-based EGUs. The ...

  • EPA Proposed “Franken-MACT” for Utilities

    EPA published the highly anticipated proposed Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) Standard for the utility sector (40 CFR 63 Subpart UUUUU). When considered together with the growing list of proposed and final rules impacting the utility sector (Transport Rule/Cross-State Rule, Coal Combustion Byproducts Rule, Cooling Water Intake Rule, Regional Haze Rule, revised National Ambient Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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