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NESHAPs for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers (Final)
Sep. 14, 2016
This is EPA's final decision on the issues for which it announced reconsideration on 21 Jan 2015 pertaining to certain aspects of the 1 Feb 2013, final amendments to the "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers." EPA is retaining the subcategory and separate requirements for limited-use boilers, consistent with the February 2013 final rule. EPA is amending 3 reconsidered provisions: 1. The alternative particulate matter (PM) standard for new oil-fired boilers; 2. performance testing for PM for certain boilers based on their initial compliance test; and 3. fuel sampling for mercury (Hg) for certain coal-fired boilers based on initial compliance demonstration. EPA is making minor changes to the proposed definitions of startup and shutdown. This final action also addresses a limited number of technical corrections and clarifications on the rule, including removal of the affirmative defense for malfunction. This final rule is effective on 14 Sept 2016. POC is Ms. Mary Johnson, Energy Strategies Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243-01), EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: 919=541-5025; email: johnson.mary@epa.gov (Federal Register; 14 September 2016 [Rules and Regulations], pages 63112-63131).

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