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EPA Submits ICR for Commercial, Industrial Waste Incineration Units

EPA Submits ICR for Commercial, Industrial Waste Incineration Units

This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments—submitted on or before October 28.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR) for the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register, on May 6 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.

NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units apply to either owners or operators of a combustion device used to combust commercial and industrial waste and that meet either of the following two criteria: (1) Began construction either on or after December 31, 1999, or (2) began either reconstruction or modification either on or after June 1, 2001.

Commercial and industrial waste is a solid waste combusted in an enclosed device using controlled-flame combustion without energy recovery, which is a distinct operating unit of any commercial or industrial facility, including field-erected, modular and custom-built incineration units operating with starved or excess air, or solid waste combusted in an air curtain incinerator without energy recovery that is a distinct operating unit of any commercial or industrial facility.

Owners and operators of affected incineration units are required to comply with reporting and recordkeeping requirements, including submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are used by EPA to determine compliance with these standards.

Additional comments may be submitted on or before October 28.

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