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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

Sincerely,

Frank Lacny, President

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Frank Lacny
Frank founded American Combustion Service, Inc. & ACSI Mechanical in 1984. His consulting and specialized service capabilities for working on any type of fuel burner and/or fuel has earned ACSI a reputation as “burner specialists” in the community. Frank has trained and consulted for many groups and companies in Chicago and the Chicago Metropolitan Area. His areas of expertise include burner start-up work, unusual boiler room problem-solving situations, and general backup service support.

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