Boilers and process heaters; Steam or other vapour generating boilers (excl. central heating hot water boilers capable also of producing low pressure steam); superheated water boilers; parts thereof (HS 8402); Central heating boilers, non-electric; parts thereof (excl. vapour generating boilers and superheated water boilers of heading 8402) (HS 8403); Auxiliary plant for use with boilers of heading 8402 or 8403, e.g. economizers, superheaters, soot removers and gas recoverers; condensers for steam or other vapour power units; parts thereof (HS 8404); Air quality (ICS 13.040), Burners. Boilers (ICS 27.060)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; Amendments (39 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - On 31 January 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to the national emission standards (NESHAP) for the control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) at major sources from new and existing industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) boilers and process heaters. Subsequently, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit), in a decision issued in July 2016, remanded several of the emission standards to the EPA based on the court's review of the EPA's approach to setting those standards. In response to these remands, this action proposes to amend several numeric emission limits for new and existing boilers and process heaters consistent with the court's opinion and set compliance dates for these new emission limits. The court also remanded for further explanation the Agency's use of carbon monoxide (CO) as a surrogate for organic HAP and, in a subsequent decision in March 2018, remanded for further explanation the Agency's use of a CO threshold to represent the application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for organic HAP. The proposed changes to the emissions limits will protect air quality and promote public health by reducing emissions of the HAP listed in the Clean Air Act (CAA). This action also addresses the two issues remanded to the EPA for further explanation. We are also proposing several technical clarifications and corrections.