Interactive Map of Facilities Receiving Non-Hazardous Secondary Material
Maps are available for combustion units in the related CAA proposed rules:
Under the Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) proposed rule combustion units that use non-hazardous secondary materials considered to be solid waste would be regulated under Clean Air Act (CAA) 129 as an incinerator.
The map identifies facilities that may receive diverted non-hazardous secondary materials considered to be solid wastes under NHSM. Diversion, mostly for disposal, would occur due to the combustion units currently using the materials as fuel or ingredients deciding to no longer use the material because they would be subject to the Clean Air Act (CAA) incinerator standards.The diversion of secondary materials will increase the amount of non-hazardous secondary materials being sent for disposal or other uses. This map shows the demographics around the non-hazardous US waste sites for each facility (at a 3 mile radius).
May Receive Diverted Secondary
Material Due to Waste Types Accepted
Facilities that currently burn secondary materials considered to be solid waste under the proposed NHSM rule may continue to do so following the implementation of the rule (and comply with the CAA section 129 requirements) or divert the material to disposal or beneficial use. According to EPA’s assessment of affected units using the least cost method*, disposal is the most likely prospect for diverted secondary materials, but some specific secondary materials are more likely to be processed into a legitimate non-waste fuel or ingredient, or recycled for non-fuel applications. The diversion of secondary materials away from combustion units will show benefits (i.e., improved air quality), but will not necessarily alleviate all the potential environmental justice concerns.
- The facilities shown that are expected to receive diverted material is based on the type of waste category accepted at each site (if the secondary materials could be considered to be included). For example, some construction and demolition debris (C&D) has been used as fuel, but not all C&D. In addition, not all those facilities would receive diverted materials if they are not close to where the secondary materials are generated.
- The incinerators (for municipal solid waste) mapped on this page are regulated under CAA 129 separate from the CISWI incinerators also under CAA 129 (which are in a concurrent proposed rule to the NHSM proposed rule).
- Some waste sites on the map may have closed and others may have opened since 2008.