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Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters

(Docket# OAR-2002-0058 ) Major Sources

(Docket# OAR-2006-0790 ) Area Sources

Announcements:
  • 03/04/14: 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 implementation videos below.
  • 08/22/13: EPA will be granting petitions for reconsideration for certain issues on the NESHAPs for both Major and Area Source Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers in an upcoming Federal Register notice.
  • 12/21/12: The EPA finalized changes to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers (subpart JJJJJJ), as well as the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (subpart DDDDD). For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/airquality/combustion/actions.html
  • 07/18/12 - The EPA is extending the March 13, 2012 No Action Assurance to apply to the deadline for submitting the Notification of Compliance Status regarding initial tune-ups in the final Area Source Boiler rule. The EPA is also amending the expiration date of the No Action Assurance so that it will run until either the final reconsideration rule is issued and becomes effective or to December 31, 2012. For details, please see Area Source NAA EXTENSION MEMO (PDF).(7pp, 2.0 MB)
  • 03/13/12 - The EPA issued a No Action Assurance Letter to establish that we will exercise our enforcement discretion to not pursue enforcement action for violations of the initial tune-up deadlines in the final Area Source Boiler rule. The EPA intends to issue the final reconsideration rule prior to any of the compliance dates for existing sources. For details, please see Area Source NAA LETTER (PDF). (1.2 MB)
  • 02/07/12 - The EPA issued a No Action Assurance Letter to establish that we will exercise our enforcement discretion to not pursue enforcement action for violations of certain notification deadlines in the final Major Source Boiler rule. The EPA intends to issue the final reconsideration rule prior to any of the compliance dates for existing sources. The EPA has not identified any new sources that have commenced operation. For details, please see NAA LETTER (PDF). (1.2 MB)

Rule Information     Technical Information

Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

Subpart DDDDD - National Emission Standards for Major Sources: Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
Subpart JJJJJJ - National Emission Standards for Area Sources: Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers
Date Citation Action Description Files
02/01/13 78 FR 7488 Final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Final rule; Notice of final action on reconsideration
528k
01/31/13 78 FR 7138 Final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Final rule; Notice of final action on reconsideration
883k
12/23/11 76 FR 80598 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; Proposed Rule
12/23/11 76 FR 80532 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Proposed Rule; Reconsideration of final rule
05/18/11 76 FR 28662 Final Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters for Major Sources and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Final rules; Delay of effective dates.
03/21/11 76 FR 15249 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for new and existing sources for Major Source Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; the NESHAP for new and existing sources for Area Source Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; and standards of performance for new Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units and emission guidelines for existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units. : Proposed Notice of Selected Reconsiderations
03/21/11 76 FR 15608 Final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Final Rule
03/21/11 76 FR 15554 Final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers: Final Rule
07/22/10 75 FR 42676 Public Comment Extension National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Notice of extending public comment until until August 23, 2010
06/09/10 75 FR 32682 Notice of Hearing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major and Area Source Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Notice of Hearing and extending public comment until August 3, 2010
06/04/10 75 FR 31895 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Source Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers:Proposed Rule
06/04/10 75 FR 32005 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Source Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Proposed Rule
12/06/06 71 FR 70651 Final Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Final rule; notice of final action on reconsideration.
12/28/05 70 FR 76918 Final Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Amendments
10/31/05 70 FR 62264 Proposed Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Proposed rule; notice of reconsideration of final rule; proposed amendments.
06/27/05 70 FR 36907 Proposed Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Proposed rule; notice of reconsideration of final rule; request for public comment
09/13/04 69 FR 55217 Final Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Final Rule
1/13/03 68 FR 1660 Proposed Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters: Proposed rule

NOTE:  All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) Federal Register files unless otherwise indicated.
You can also access full text of the Code of Federal Regulations at GPO e-CFR.


Note: On July 30,2007 the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its mandate in NRDC v. EPA, vacating and remanding EPA's CISWI Definitions Rule and the Boilers Rule.

Docket Index

Date Item Number
  in Docket
Description Files
09/28/10 EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0058 Major Source Docket Index (post-proposal items submitted as of 9/28/2010
09/15/10 EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790 Area Source Docket Index (post-proposal items submitted as of 9/15/2010)

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Technical Information

Final Major Source Reconsideration Technical Support Documents

Dec 2012 Redline Versions of Amendments to the Boiler MACT
1.0 MB
Dec 2012 Summary of Public Comments and Responses for National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters
6.1 MB
May 2012 Boiler MACT Draft Emissions and Survey Results Databases
54.6 MB

Major Source Reconsideration Proposal Technical Support Documents

Date Item Number
  in Docket
Description Files
Dec 2011   Boiler Reconsideration Proposal Databases (zipped MS Access 2007 files): Emissions Database for Boilers and Process Heaters Containing Stack Test, CEM, & Fuel Analysis Data Reported under ICR No. 2286.01 & ICR No. 2286.03 (version 7) and Survey Database containing Results of the 2008 Questionnaire for Boilers, Process Heaters, & Other Combustion Units (ICR No. 2286.01) (version 3)
Dec 2011   MACT Floor Analysis for Major Source Boilers and Process Heaters Reconsideration Proposal; Appendices
Dec 2011   Major Source Reconsideration Proposal CO CEMS Emission Limit Memo; Appendices
Dec 2011   List of Facilities with Emissions Data for All Pollutants
Dec 2011   Boiler MACT/Impacts Memo & Appendices
Dec 2011   Boiler Reconsideration Regulatory Impact Analysis Update Memo and Appendix
Jan 2011   Redline-Strikeout Showing 12/11 Reconsideration Proposed Changes Compared to 3/11 Final Rule

March 21, 2011 Final Rule-Major Source Technical Support Documents/Response to Comments

Date Item Number
  in Docket
Description Files
Feb 2011   Major Source Final Response to Comments Volume 1
Feb 2011   Major Source Final Response to Comments Volume 2
Feb 2011   Final MACT Floor Analysis for Major Source Boilers and Process Heaters; Appendices
Feb 2011   Major Source Cost and Emission Impacts Memo; Appendices

Final Area Source Reconsideration Technical Support Documents

Date Item Number
  in Docket
Description Files
Dec 2012   Summary of Public Comments and Responses for Area Source Boilers Final Rule Reconsideration
1.2 MB
Dec 2012   Area Source Boiler Redline: March 2011 Final Rule to December 2012 Rule Amendments
430 kb

Area Source Technical Support Documents/Response to Comments

Date Item Number
  in Docket
Description Files
April 2010 EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790-0013 13 State Boiler Inspector Inventory Database with Projections (Area Sources) (Caution: 100 MB zipped file size)
100 MB
April 2010 EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790-0013 13 State Boiler Inspector Inventory Database with Projections (Area Sources) (Caution: 605 MB Access file size)
605 MB
Feb 2011   Area Source Final Response to Comments Volume 1
1.0 MB
Feb 2011   Area Source Final Response to Comments Volume 2
3.5 MB
Feb 2011   Area Source Final Response to Comments Volume 3
1.5 MB
Feb 2011   Final MACT Floor and GACT Analysis for Area Source Boilers; Appendices
Feb 2011   Area Source Costs and Emission Impacts Memo; Appendices

FACT Sheets

Dec 2012 - Fact Sheet Overview Summary Fact Sheet
Dec 2012 - Fact Sheet Overview Technical Fact Sheet
Dec 2012 - Fact Sheet Fact Sheet - Area Source Boilers
Dec 2012 - Fact Sheet Fact Sheet - Major Source Boilers

 

Implementation Tools

010/14/14 - Boiler Reg Nav tool. This interactive tool leads the user through a series of questions that determine the regulatory requirements for a specific boiler.
04/25/14 - Area Source Boiler NESHAP: Questions and Answers
205 kb
03/04/14 - Implementation Videos
08/30/13 - Boiler MACT: Questions and Answers
79 kb
05/16/13 - Initial Notification of Applicability for Major Sources
57 kb
04/24/13 - Tune-up Guidance and Example Recordkeeping Form - AREA SOURCES
46 kb

81 kb
04/24/13 - Tune-up Guide for Owners and Operators - AREA SOURCES
74 kb

55 kb
04/08/13 - Initial Notification of Applicability for AREA Sources
141 kb
03/29/13 - Summary of Area Source Boiler Requirements Brochure
118 kb
03/19/13 - Area Source Boilers: Small Entity Compliance Guide
419 kb
03/12/13 - Major Source Boilers and Process Heaters: Small Entity Compliance Guide
313 kb
03/11/13 - Boiler MACT Energy Credits
41 kb
03/11/13 - Fast Facts: Area Source Requirements
61 kb
07/31/12 - DOE Guidance on Emissions Credits
583 kb
05/24/12 - Tune-up Guide for Technicians - AREA SOURCES
665 kb

758 kb

Outreach and Training

11/21/13 - Webinar Presentation - Understanding EPA’s Major Source Boiler MACT Rule
1/10/13 - Adjustments to the Air Toxics Standards for Major and Area Source Boilers and Certain Incinerators
June 2010 - Webinar Presentation Materials for Proposed Actions for Solid Waste Definition, Boilers and Commercial/Institutional Solid Waste Incinerators
June 2010 - The recorded webinar and the presentation materials are available on the APTI web site, http://www.epa.gov/apti/broadcast.html#boilers060910.

Regional Boiler Compliance at Area Sources.

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