Attention Boiler Owners

  1. EPA No Longer Accepting Paper Submittals
    3/4/2014

    EPA is no longer accepting paper submittals of the Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS) for Energy Assessments for area source boilers. We now require the NOCS to be submitted electronically to the Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). For further information, please see the implementation videos.

  2. EPA And Industry Fail To Settle Waste Unit Risk Policy Fight
    1/22/2014

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry groups including cement producers have failed to settle a permit dispute that is testing whether the agency has the authority to require operators of hazardous waste combustion units to conduct risk assessments that can be used to strengthen emissions limits for mercury and other pollutants when renewing the facilities' existing waste and air permits. Negotiations stalled during a meeting in November 2013 between EPA lawyers and cement kiln operators at EPA's Region V offices, according to an 8 January 2014 status report the parties filed with the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB). Litigation will continue on 20 February 2014.

  3. EPA Publishes Final Boiler MACT And Other Rules - Compliance Dates Set
    7/2/2013

    On January 31, 2013, U.S. EPA published the final Boiler MACT in the Federal Register. This sets the existing source compliance date as January 31, 2016.

  4. EPA Reopens Public Comment Period On Reconsideration Of Startup And Shutdown Provisions
    6/25/2013

    EPA is reopening, for 60 days, the public comment period on the startup and shutdown provisions included in the November 2012 proposed updates to pollution limits for new power plants under Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

  5. EPA Updates The Mercury And Air Toxics Standards For New Power Plants
    6/25/2013

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated emission limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The updates only apply to future power plants; do not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls that they are expected to install; and will not significantly change costs or public health benefits of the rule.

  6. EPA Finally Amends Its Boiler MACT Regulations And Further Defines Fuels Versus Wastes
    2/12/2013

    Boiler owners beware – EPA has “finalized” its Boiler MACT, GACT, CISWI and NHSM rules and the compliance clocks have begun ticking.

  7. Boiler Compliance At Area Sources
    12/20/2012

    The EPA finalized changes to Clean Air Act standards for area source boilers (40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ) and for major source boilers (40 CFR 63, subpart DDDDD).  As a result, 99 percent of the approximately 1.5 million boilers in the U.S. are not covered or can meet the new standards by conducting periodic boiler tune-ups.

  8. EPA Extends Public Comment Period On Proposed MATS Reconsideration; No Public Hearing Requested
    12/12/2012

    EPA has extended the comment period on the MATS reconsideration proposal by one week - until January 7, 2013. The Office of the Federal Register mistakenly published the MATS reconsideration proposal in the "final rules" section of the Nov. 30, 2012, Federal Register, and published a correction notice stating the inaccuracy on Dec. 5, 2012. Also, EPA did not receive any requests to hold a public hearing on this proposal, so no public hearing will be held.

  9. EPA Proposes To Update The Mercury And Air Toxics Standards For New Power Plants
    11/16/2012

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to update emission limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The updates would only apply to future power plants; would not change the types of state-of-the-art pollution controls that they are expected to install; and would not significantly change costs or public health benefits of the rule. The public will have the opportunity to comment for 30 days after publication in the Federal Register and at a public hearing in Washington DC if one is requested.

  10. Mercury And Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Reconsideration
    7/20/2012

    EPA will review new technical information that is focused on toxic air pollution limits for new power plants under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. This reconsideration does not cover the standards set for existing power plants.