In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) finalized set of rules regulating hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted by industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) boilers and process heaters and the rule regulating commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators (CISWI), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released three fact sheets.
The first fact sheet is a general overview of the final adjustments to the air toxics standards. The second fact sheet addresses the HAPs rule as it applies at area source facilities, while the third piece of guidance focuses on major source facilities. The compliance date for existing area sources is March 21, 2014. The EPA extended the compliance date for existing major facilities to January 31, 2016. Both dates may be extended by 1 year with DNR and EPA approval.
In Wisconsin, the majority of boilers and process heaters subject to emissions limitations are anticipated to be coal, oil, and biomass-fired boilers operating at industrial facilities. There are no operating commercial or industrial incinerators in the state. The EPA has identified one electric generating utility operating boiler that will be subject to CISWI requirements if the operator continues to combust fuels considered solid waste.
INFO: Contact the DNR at 888-936-7463.