YOU MAY ASK, “HOW DO I KNOW IF THE EPA RULES APPLY TO ME?”
If you operate a boiler, these rules could apply to you. The rules vary based on a boiler’s size, age, fuel type, and emissions.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE EPA RULES?
Specific fines or actions associated with non-compliance have yet to be outlined by the EPA.
MACT (5D) RULE:
Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) boilers and process heaters – Final air toxics standards for major sources.
Applies to coal, oil, biomass (i.e., wood products), natural gas, refinery gas boilers and process heaters
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 63.7480 through 63.7575
GACT (6J) RULE:
ICI Boilers – Final air toxics standards for area sources (i.e., minor sources)
Coal, oil, biomass boilers (and not natural gas)
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 63.11193 through 63.11237
WHAT EQUIPMENT TYPES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THIS RULE?
Boilers and process heaters that combust solid waste
Temporary (moveable, 12 months-single location, for major sources)
REPORTING TO PROVIDE:
Boiler & Process Heater TUNE UP Regulations require stack testing of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide & Carbon Monoxide.
A basic Burner Tune Up/Inspection. Clean and replace any burner components – if needed?
Optimize the fuel/air ratio and ensure that all is correctly calibrated.
BEFORE AND AFTER COMBUSTION READINGS MUST BE DOCUMENTED. EVEN IF NO ADJUSTMENTS WERE REQUIRED!
We know that a lot of these Regulations can be confusing.
Give us a call & we will do our best to get you in compliance! (773) 737.9200
Frank Lacny, President