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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR14 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers; Reconsideration and Proposed Rule Amendments 
Abstract: On March 21, 2011, EPA issued a final rule establishing standards for emissions of hazardous air pollutants from boilers located at area sources. EPA also issued on March 21, 2011, a Notice of Reconsideration listing four issues for which additional opportunity for public review and comment should be obtained. Subsequently, we received petitions to reconsider and clarify and amend certain applicability and implementation provisions of the final rule. This action will propose the amendments after we analyze the information submitted in the petitions. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 112   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Tentative date for promulgation of amendments to the rule.  04/30/2012 

Statement of Need: Section 307(d)(7)(B) of the CAA requires EPA to convene a proceeding for reconsideration of the rule if a person raising an objection to the rule can demonstrate to EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objection within the period for public comment or if the grounds for such objection arose after the period for public comment, and if such objection is of central relevance to the outcome of the rule.

Summary of the Legal Basis: Clean Air Act, section 112.

Alternatives: Not yet determined.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: Cost and benefits numbers for the Boiler Area Source Rule (subpart JJJJJJ) are as follows. Proposal: Total annualized costs = $1.0 billion. Total net monetized benefits = $0.5 billion to $1.9 billion (3% discount rate), $0.4 billion to $1.7 billion (7% discount rate). Non-monetized Benefits = 39,000 tons of carbon monoxide, 130 tons of HCl, 5 tons of HF, 0.75 tons of mercury, 250 tons of other metals, 470 grams of dioxins/furans. Additionally, health effects from NO2 and SO2 exposure diminish, as well as ecosystem effects and visibility impairment. Final: Total annualized costs = $535 million. Total net monetized benefits = -$280 million to $30 million (3% discount rate), -$300 million to -$20 million (7% discount rate). Non-monetized Benefits = 1,100 tons of carbon monoxide, 340 tons of HCl, 8 tons of HF, 90 pounds of mercury, 320 tons of other metals, <1 gram of dioxins/furans (TEQ), health effects from SO2 exposure, ecosystem effects, visibility impairment.

Risks: Not yet determined.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/23/2011  76 FR 80532   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/21/2012    
Final Action  04/00/2012    
Additional Information: Split from RIN 2060-AM44. Related to RIN 2060-AQ25. EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0790
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Sectors Affected: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 44-45 Retail Trade; 611 Educational Services; 62 Health Care and Social Assistance 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jim Eddinger
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5426

Robert J. Wayland
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1045
Fax:919 541-5450