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  • Cementing the PC MACT

    On September 9, 2010, the U.S. EPA promulgated the final amendments to the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry (40 CFR 63 Subpart LLL), also known as the PC MACT. EPA’s self-proclaimed “historic” rulemaking includes some important implications for cement manufacturers and other sources that may be subject to ...


    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

  • PC MACT proposal may signal widespread change

    On May 6, 2009, EPA proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry (PC MACT) in response to numerous petitions and court mandates. The proposed revisions present significant challenges to the portland cement industry by establishing a new lower maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor that would require ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Pollution monitoring in Cement Industry

    The rising use of waste based fuels in the cement industry, both for economic and Environmental objectives, combined with the strengthening of air emission regulations around the world is pushing many operators to face a wider list of pollutants to monitor this, with associated costs. The design of appropriate solutions meeting local regulation is the key to maximize the cost benefit of the fuel ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Affirmative Defense is Vacated for the Cement Industry

    I wrote a blog back in February that was intended to raise the awareness level of the cement industry regarding new requirements for their MACT operations and maintenance (O&M) plans.  As part of ...


    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

  • Cement Manufacturing - Balancing Growth with Air Quality Requirements

    In most areas of the U.S., it appears that the recession is a bad memory and the signs of recovery are all around us. As described by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on its website[1], “following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven (7) years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2% increase.” PCA continues to explain that “the ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Sources of PCDDs/PCDFs In Cement Kiln Emissions

    Abstract This paper presents data on the source of PCDDs/PCDFs in cement plant stack emissions, demonstrating that these emissions are not necessarily all created by the process. The data potentially demonstrates that some of the PCDDs/PCDFs in the emissions are pre-existing dioxins and furans that are vaporized out of the kiln raw feed. This calls into question the assumption that PCDD/PCDF ...


  • Total solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Global solution: Gas and particulate analysis in Cement industry

    Cement plants are increasingly required to install continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS). While these represent a significant financial outlay, a range of other factors also need to be considered when selecting a suitable CEMS. To the inexperienced, selecting a suitable CEM can mistakenly be considered as simply ensuring that the applicable national regulations (eg MACT in the USA, ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Portland Cement Manufacturer Upgrades Technology,Improves Operation and Reduces Costs

    One of the largest Cement factories in America was interested in reducing frequent visual emissions inspections mandated by new Portland Cement (MACT) rules in effect since June 2002. A second issue was the need to measure solids flow in the finish mill operation to determine the rejects flow rate. During a recent upgrade to the finish mill circuit, the rejects flow, which is traditionally ...


    By Auburn Systems, LLC

  • A Case Study in Implementation of the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Portland Cement Industry at a Major Source

    The regulations at 40 CFR 63, Subpart LLL are commonly known as PC MACT because the rule establishes the maximum available control technology for hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from portland cement plants in the United States. There are 188 HAPs specified in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Two classifications of HAP emitters are specified in 40 CFR 63. Major sources of HAPs ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

    Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement industry said the cost to operate the required controls ...


    By Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.

  • The Usual Suspects - U.S. EPA 2011 - 2013 Enforcement Initiatives

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has announced its 2011 through 2013 National Enforcement Initiatives to handle national environmental and public health problems. For air pollution, the initiatives include addressing air pollution from the usual suspects: the largest sources of particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide.  This includes continued recent ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • EPA proposes updates to CISWI rules

    On June 4, 2010, the U.S. EPA proposed updates to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (NSPS Subpart CCCC) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units (EG Subpart DDDD), collectively referred to as the "CISWI Rules." In order to describe the proposed updates to the CISWI Rules, it is necessary ...


    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

  • 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

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