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EPA Issues Emissions Rule Changes for Solid Waste IncineratorsEPA Issues Emissions Rule Changes for Solid Waste Incinerators

Allan Gerlat

February 13, 2013

1 Min Read
EPA Issues Emissions Rule Changes for Solid Waste Incinerators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made final its changes to the Clean Air Act regarding emissions from commercial and industrial solid waste incineration (CISWI) units and boilers.

The Washington-based EPA said in a news release that only about 1 percent of boilers in the United States will be affected by the changes.

The changes are designed to reduce air pollution, including mercury and particle pollution, from high-emitting boilers and incinerators. The EPA said those typically operate at refineries, chemical plants and other industrial facilities. The EPA is establishing more targeted emissions for those operations.

The EPA said the changes strengthen the original standard established in March 2011.

The EPA also issued its final amendments to the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) rule, to make clear what types of secondary materials are considered non-waste fuels and provide greater flexibility in rule implementation.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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