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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR15 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration Units; Reconsideration and Proposed Amendments 
Abstract: On March 21, 2011, EPA issued a final rule establishing new source performance standards and emission guidelines for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units. EPA also issued on March 21, 2011, a Notice of Reconsideration listing issues for which additional opportunity for public review and comment should be obtained. Subsequently, we received more than 15 petitions to reconsider, clarify, and amend certain 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 60    40 CFR 62   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7401 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: As a result of the vacatur of the CISWI definition and the remand of the CISWI rule, the Agency will develop another rulemaking under CAA section 129 that will reduce hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from this source category. Recent court decisions on other rules will be considered in developing this regulation.

Summary of the Legal Basis: Clean Air Act, section 129

Alternatives: Not yet determined

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: EPA estimates the total national capital cost for the final rule to be approximately $706 million in the year 2013, with a total national annual cost of $280 million in the year 2013. The annual cost, which considers fuel savings, includes control device operation and maintenance as well as monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting, and performance testing. EPA estimates that implementation of the rulemaking, as proposed, would reduce nationwide emissions from commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units by: 5,700 tons per year (tpy) of acid gases (i.e., hydrogen chloride and sulfur dioxide), 1,600 tpy of particulate matter, 23,000 tpy of carbon monoxide, 5,700 tpy of nitrogen oxides, and 5.5 tpy of metals (i.e., lead, cadmium, and mercury) and dioxins/furans. These emissions reductions would lead to the following annual health benefits. In 2013, this rule will protect public health by avoiding 40 to 100 premature deaths, 27 cases of chronic bronchitis, 64 nonfatal heart attacks, 68 hospital and emergency room visits, 65 cases of acute bronchitis, 1,350 cases of respiratory symptoms, 5,300 days when people miss work or school, 700 cases of aggravated asthma, and 31,000 days when people must restrict their activities. The monetized value of the benefits ranges from $360 to $870 million in 2013–outweighing the costs by at least $80 million.

Risks: Not yet determined

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/23/2011  76 FR 80452   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/21/2012    
Final Action  04/00/2012    
Additional Information: Split from RIN 2060-AO12. EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0119
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Sectors Affected: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing; 325 Chemical Manufacturing; 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Toni Jones
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0316
Fax:919 541-3470

Charlene Spells
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E-143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5255
Fax:919 541-3470