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April 1, 2013

Lynn L. Bergeson, “EPA Revises Rules for Waste Incineration,” Pollution Engineering, April 2013.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On Dec. 20, 2012, EPA issued a much-anticipated rulemaking package revising the emission standards for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units (CISWI). The final rule accomplishes two broad goals: it revises the Clean Air Act (CAA) emission limits for CISWIs, and it revises the definition under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of nonhazardous secondary material (NHSM). This column discusses the CAA aspects of the rule. More information regarding the adjustments for major and area source boilers and CISWIs, as well as NHSM amendments, is available on EPA’s website.