Sewage Sludge Incineration Units (SSI): New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG)
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Section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), titled, “Solid Waste Combustion,” requires the EPA to develop and adopt standards for solid waste incineration units pursuant to CAA sections 111 and 129.
This suite of actions promulgate EPA’s new source performance standards (NSPS), emission guidelines (EG), and federal implementation plan (FIP) for sewage sludge incineration units (SSI) located at wastewater treatment facilities designed to treat domestic sewage sludge. These final rules set limits for nine pollutants under CAA section 129:
- carbon monoxide,
- hydrogen chloride,
- nitrogen oxides,
- particulate matter,
- polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and
- sulfur dioxide.
04/29/2016 – Final Rule (81 FR 26039)
04/27/2015 – Proposed Rule (80 FR 23401)
03/21/2011 – Final Rule (76 FR 15371)
11/05/2010 – Proposed Rule; Technical Correction (75 FR 68296)
10/14/2010 – Proposed Rule (75 FR 63259)
View the NSPS and EG supporting documents or the Federal Plan in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the 2016 Federal Plan rule.
Applicability Determination Index (ADI). The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.
Test Methods and existing alternate method approvals, such as "Use of Method 29 in place of 101A, 103, and 104 to demonstrate compliance with 40 CFR part 61 subparts C and E (PDF)."