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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR77 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Federal Plan Requirements for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units Constructed on or Before October 14, 2010 
Abstract: On March 21, 2011, the EPA promulgated new source performance standards and emission guidelines for sewage sludge incineration units located at wastewater treatment facilities designed to treat domestic sewage sludge. That final rule set limits for nine pollutants under section 129 of the Clean Air Act: Cadmium, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, lead, mercury, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and sulfur dioxide. Section 129(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act directs states with existing sewage sludge incinerators subject to the emission guidelines to submit plans to the EPA that implement and enforce the emission guidelines. The deadline for states to submit new state plans to the EPA for review was March 21, 2012. If a state with existing sewage sludge incinerators does not submit an approvable plan within two years after promulgation of the emission guidelines, section 129(b)(3) of the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to develop, implement and enforce a federal plan for sewage sludge incinerators in the state. This action proposes the sewage sludge incinerators federal plan to implement the emission guidelines adopted on March 21, 2011, for those states that do not have an approved new state plan implementing the emission guidelines, as amended, in place by March 21, 2012. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 62 (New)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7429 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date

Overall Description of Deadline: March 2

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/27/2015  80 FR 23401   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/11/2015 
Final Rule  02/00/2016 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0319
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 221320 Sewage Treatment Facilities; 562213 Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amy Hambrick
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-0964
Fax:919 541-0516

Nabanita Modak
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5572