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Rule and Implementation Information for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators

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Legacy Docket #A-94-63

Announcements:
  • 02/07/12 - The EPA issued a No Action Assurance Letter to establish that we will exercise our enforcement discretion to not pursue enforcement action for violations of certain notification deadlines in the final CISWI rule. The EPA has not identified any new sources that have commenced operation. For details, please see 2011 Major Boilers and CISWI NAA Letter.
  • 01/09/12 - The U.S. District Court for the DC Circuit vacated the EPA's May 18, 2011, notice that delayed the effective date of the CISWI rule.
  • 12/23/11 - The EPA published the CISWI reconsideration proposal (40 CFR 60, subparts CCCC and DDDD, Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Reconsideration and Proposed Amendments). The EPA will accept comment on the reconsideration proposal until February 21, 2012
  • 05/18/11-The EPA published a notice today delaying the effective date of the CISWI rule until the completion of the recently announced reconsideration or the completion of litigation on the rule, whichever is earlier.

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This page is to provide information regarding EPA's air emission regulations for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (CISWI). Information is categorized into three groups as follows: (1) Rule Information, (2) Technical Information, and (3) Implementation Information.   Descriptions of (and direct links to) these areas are provided below.

Rule Information - This area contains Federal Register notices for both proposed and promulgated (final) rules.   The Federal Register notices summarize the basis of the rules and include the actual regulatory text.   In addition, links to closely related rules, policies, and program guidance are provided here.

Technical Information - This area contains technical information used in developing the rules.   The Docket Index is available here to aid in searching for items in the docket.   Fact sheets which summarize the requirements of the rules are also available here.

Implementation Information - This area contains implementation information including guidance for States and the current status of State Plans.   In addition, compliance and enforcement information is provided here.


Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

  • Subpart CCCC of 40 CFR Part 60 - New Source Performance Standards for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators constructed after November 30, 1999
  • Subpart DDDD of 40 CFR Part 60 - Emission Guidelines for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators constructed on or before November 30, 1999
Date Federal Register Citation Action Description File Download
12/23/11 76 FR 80452 Proposed Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Reconsideration and Proposed Amendments; Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste; Proposed Rule
05/18/11 76 FR 28662 Final Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units:Final rules; Delay of effective dates.
03/21/11 76 FR 15704 Final Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; Final Rule
03/21/11 76 FR 15266 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for new and existing sources for Major Source Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; the NESHAP for new and existing sources for Area Source Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; and standards of performance for new Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units and emission guidelines for existing Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units. : Proposed Notice of Selected Reconsiderations
07/22/10 75 FR 42676 Public Comment Extension National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Notice of extending public comment until until August 23, 2010
06/09/10 75 FR 32682 Notice of Hearing Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units: Notice of Hearing and extending public comment until August 3, 2010
06/04/10 75 FR 31938 Proposal Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units:Proposed
03/19/10 75 FR 13274 Notice Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units (Renewal)
09/22/05 70 FR 55568 Amendments Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units:Final rule; amendments
10/03/03 68 FR 57517 Final Federal Plan Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators Constructed On or Before November 30, 1999; Final Rule
11/25/02 67 FR 70640 Proposal Requirements for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators Constructed on or Before November 30, 1999; Proposed Rule
03/27/01 66 FR 16605 Correction Final Rule Correction for Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units- Subparts CCCC and DDDD
12/01/00 65 FR 75338 Final Final Rule for Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units- for Subparts CCCC and DDDD
11/30/99 64 FR 67091 Proposal Proposed Rule for Subparts CCCC and DDDD

NOTE: All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) files unless otherwise indicated by *.

Closely Related Rules, Policies or Program Guidance

  • Large MWC Units - 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts Eb and Cb - New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Large Municipal Waste Combustors
  • Small MWC Units - 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts AAAA and BBBB - New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units
  • Medical Waste Incinerators - 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts Ec and Ce - New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
  • OSWI Units - 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts EEEE and FFFF - New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Other Solid Waste Incinerators
  • Hazardous Waste Combustors - 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart EEE - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Hazardous Waste Combustors
  • Sewage Sludge Incinerators - SI 40 CFR Part 60 Subparts LLLL and MMMM - New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines for Sewage Sludge Incinerators
  • More Information on EPA Combustion Web Site

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Technical Information

CISWI Reconsideration Proposal Technical Support Documents

Date Item Number in Docket Description Files
Dec 2011   Reconsideration Database
Dec 2011   CISWI Reconsideration Regulatory Impact Analysis Update Memo
Dec 2011   CISWI Emissions Data Review memo and Updates and Appendices (Zip File)
Dec 2011   CISWI MACT Floor Analysis Memo and Appendices (Zip file)
Dec 2011   Facility Economic Impact Analysis
Dec 2011   Baseline and Emissions Reduction Memo and Appendices (Zip file)
Dec 2011   Secondary Impacts Memo
Dec 2011   Compliance Cost Memo and Appendices (Zip file)

Technical Support Documents

2/21/11 CISWI 2011 Database for the Final Rule
3/14/11 Post Proposal Facility Economic Inputs
3/14/11 Baseline and Emissions Reduction Memorandum Appendices
3/14/11 Cost Memorandum Appendices
3/14/11 MACT Floor Memorandum Appendices
3/14/11 Beyond the Floor Memorandum Appendices
1/14/11 Beyond the Floor Memo
02/17/11 Compliance Costs Memo
02/19/11 MACT Floor Memo
03/7/11 Appendix F - CO Span Adjustment Guidance
02/11/11 CISWI Economic Inputs Memo
02/11/11 CISWI Data Corrections Memo
02/17/11 Baseline and Reductions Memo
02/20/11 CISWI Response to Comments Document
02/19/11 Secondary Impacts Memo Post Proposal
6/23/10 CISWI MACT Floor Analysis Technical Memo
6/23/10 MACT Floor Calculations for the CISWI Proposed Approach
6/23/10 MACT Floor Calculations for the CISWI Alternative Approach
4/29/10 CISWI Test Data Database Memo Final
4/13/10 CISWI 2009 Database Alternative Approach
4/13/10 CISWI 2009 Database Proposed Approach

Regulatory Impact Analysis

April 2010 Regulatory Impact Analysis for Commercial/Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators

Fact Sheets

04/29/10 Fact Sheet: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO NEW SOURCE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND EMISSION GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTE INCINERATION UNITS
09/12/03 Press Release Fact Sheet - Final Federal Plan
11/99 Press Release Fact Sheet - Proposed Rule

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Implementation Information

Webinars

June 2010 Webinar Presentation Materials for Proposed Actions for Solid Waste Definition, Boilers and Commercial/Institutional Solid Waste Incinerators

State Plans

August 2005 Status of State Plans for CISWI

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