Effects of New NOx RACT Rules

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC Virtually all states that have nonattainment areas for ozone have passed a rule called nitrogen oxide (NO x ) Reasonably Achievable Control Technology (RACT). NO x is a precursor for ground-level ozone formation...

Marten Law: EPA Finalizes Hazardous Air Emission Rules for Boilers and Process Heaters Affecting 90,000 Facilities

By Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Partner, Marten Law PLLC In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Svend Brandt-Erichsen of Marten Law PLLC discusses EPA's new standards for hazardous air emissions from boilers and process heaters, commonly referred to as "Boiler MACT." Many industrial facilities...

Babst Calland: U.S. EPA Finalizes Revisions to Boiler, Process Heater and Incineration Unit Rules

Numerous sources, from elementary schools to chemical manufacturers will be affected by recently finalized rules governing boilers, process heaters and incineration units. In late December 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the long-awaited final revisions to its combustion air...

Environmental Alert: Requirements for Existing Area Source Boilers

This is a reminder that you may be required to file an initial notification with the U.S. EPA and Pennsylvania DEP if you operate an industrial boiler. The finalized U.S. EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants ("NESHAP") "Boiler MACT" area source rule (40 CFR...

Federal Government Proposes New Air Pollution Regulations

The federal government has proposed a major set of new air pollution regulations to reduce industrial-source air pollution, starting with performance standards for the cement sector and two equipment types: gaseous-fuel-fired non-utility boilers/ heaters and stationary spark-ignition gaseous-fuel-fired...