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Boilers

  • Boilers: On April 29, 2010, EPA proposed a set of regulatory proposals under the Clean Air Act that address emissions from boilers, process heaters, and certain solid waste incinerators
  • Combustion Portal:Exit EPA Disclaimer This website provides federal and state compliance information and sustainability content for various combustion processes (including boilers) that are impacted by federal and state regulations.

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

  • Fats, Oil and Grease Exit EPA Disclaimer—or “FOG,” to use the wastewater industry term—has negative impacts on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Many wastewater collection system blockages can be traced to FOG, and such blockages are serious, causing sewage spills, manhole overflows, or sewage backups into homes and businesses.

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Lighting Retrofit and Maintenance

Managing Pests, Pesticides and Fertilizers

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Refrigeration / Air Conditioning

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Septic (Onsite Systems)

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Spills / Spill Prevention / Risk Management

  • Risk Management Plans: Owners and operators of businesses producing, processing and storing extremely hazardous substances are required to develop Risk Management Plans to minimize consequences of accidental releases. This rule will apply to many propane retailers and users, cold storage warehouses, chemical wholesalers, and agricultural chemical retailers.
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC): The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule includes requirements for oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The rule requires specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement SPCC Plans.
  • Oil Spills and Hazardous Substance Releases: Any person or organization responsible for a release or spill is required to notify the federal government when the amount reaches a federally-determined limit. States also may have separate reporting requirements.
  • RQ Calculator: Enter the name of a hazardous substance or its Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number in the field above to look up its Reportable Quantity (RQ) or to evaluate whether a release to the environment must be reported to the National Response Center.

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Tritium EXIT Signs

  • Self-luminous EXIT signs containing the radioactive gas tritium are widely used in a variety of facilities across the United States, such as public and private office buildings, theaters, stores, schools, and churches - anywhere the public needs a rapid exit path. Those who possess tritium EXIT signs are general licensees of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or and Agreement State, and are subject to certain reporting and handling requirements, including proper disposal of unwanted or unused signs.

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Water Use / Water Management

  • Stormwater: Generally, the Clean Water Act does not require permit coverage for runoff from impervious areas although the Act does provide the authority for EPA or the states to permit such types of discharges on a case-by-case or categorical basis where these discharges are determined to be causing or contributing to violations of water quality standards or are significant contributors of pollutants to waters of the United States.
    • Construction activities
    • State regulations and resources Exit EPA Disclaimer
    • Reporting: In states where EPA is the stormwater permitting authority, a construction Notice of Intent (NOI) must be received by the NOI Center before EPA will authorize coverage under the Construction General Permit (CGP). In states that have been authorized to implement the stormwater program, you must file an application with your state authorities to apply for an individual permit or for coverage under a statewide general permit.
  • Wetlands Exit EPA Disclaimer: Most states have enacted laws and regulations to protect wetlands. In many cases, these rules are established to define the state's role in the §404 permit/§401 certification process.

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