mact regulation Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Standing on the MACT Floor

    ABSTRACT Three MACT standards have impacted manufacturing operations at the Boeing Philadelphia site. These standards apply to Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework, Halogenated Solvent Cleaning, and Chromium Anodizing. In order to meet the requirements imposed by the standards, qualifications programs were established and conducted by the Materials and Process Engineering group to approve ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • To MACT and Beyond case study

    In the 1970s, FMC Corp., a chemical manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, began operating a high-efficiency thermal destruction facility to dispose of hazardous liquid wastes at its Baltimore pesticide manufacturing plant. The facility used a thermal oxidizer with a rapid quencher and packed tower scrubber to remove air pollution emissions. The system was upgraded in the early ’80s ...


    By Bionomic Industries 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.

  • The MACT for petroleum refinery FCCs is a fraud!

    This paper is a continuation of the author's research on the MACT regulation for abating pollution from Petroleum Refinery FCCs in the US. This paper highlights the flaws in the recently promulgated MACT for NSPS and non-NSPS FCC units. It details the inadequacies and the potential for perversity in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that are an integral part of the FCC MACT. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Area Source Mact/Gact Challenge

    Dozens of new federal rules, regulating over 180 Hazardous Air Pollutants for relatively small sources, present a new and unique challenge for the air pollution profession. Over the past two decades, a large number of federal regulations have been adopted to control Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) originating from a wide range of source categories from the corner dry cleaner to petroleum ...

  • 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

  • Bionomic Boiler MACT Emission Control Technologies

    Introduction Bionomic Industries' extensive line of field-proven, cost effective wet and dry scrubber and electrostatic technology choices can easily and economically help you achieve compliance with EPA Boiler MACT regulations for hydrochloric acid, particulate or mercury control. Bionomics' wide range of equipment enables selection of the best control technology to remove a specific or ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Risk Assessment: Refinery MACT 1 and 2

    Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the U.S. EPA to determine for source categories subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards whether the emission standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health.  This assessment is carried out by the U.S. EPA in a two-step ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Proposed Settlement Extends Some MACT Hammer Deadlines

    USEPA and the Sierra Club revised their settlement agreement regarding submittal of Part 2 applications for facilities with affected units in source categories subject to pending Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs).**  Under the terms of a November 26, 2002 proposed settlement (which revises the previously proposed settlement), Part 2 ...


    By AECOM

  • 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

  • Proposed boiler MACT sets aggressive emission limits

    On June 4, 2010, U.S. EPA proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions.  EPA proposed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater ...


    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.

  • MACT Monitoring, Recordkeeping, and Reporting - The Hidden Requirements

    ABSTRACT The maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards established under the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAPs) of 40 CFR 63 may include easily overlooked, sometimes onerous and questionably appropriate requirements incorporated by reference to the MACT General Provisions of 40 CFR 63, Subpart A. These requirements are easily overlooked during the ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Refinery MACT II Compliance – Are We There Yet?

    Refinery MACT II, 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart UUU, was published in Federal Register on April 12, 2002 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This rule, as a subpart of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), controls hazardous air pollutants from catalytic cracking units (CCU), catalytic reforming unit (CRU), sulfur recovery units (SRU), and bypass lines ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Legal lookout: Court sides with EPA on MACT

    On June 6, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) petition for review of EPA's 2006 national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry (SOCMI). Background The NRDC challenged EPA's residual-risk rulemaking and their periodic review of emission control ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How the federal utility MACT rule may affect US businesses

    The final standards for hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from electric generating units (EGUs), one of the last industries to be regulated by MACT, was just published in the Federal Register on February 16 and officially goes into effect on April 16, 2012. The rule (“Utility MACT”) had been long awaited; the USEPA began developing it 11 years ago. According to federal NESHAP, ...


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