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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AO18 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs) -- Risk and Technology Review 

This action will address the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources for Large Municipal Waste Combustors. The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), subpart Eb, and the Emission Guidelines, subpart Cb, were promulgated pursuant to section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on May 10, 2006. The NSPS and emission guidelines established emission limitations based on maximum achievable control technology for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants and criteria pollutants from large municipal waste combustors. The regulated pollutants, as required under CAA section 129(a)(4), are particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and dioxins/furans. This action will implement the residual risk review requirements of CAA section 129(h)(3) and the technology review requirements of CAA section 129(a)(5). The statute directs the EPA to promulgate emission standards under CAA 112(f) for a category of solid waste incineration units if such standards are required under CAA section 112(f). Any such standards are to be promulgated within eight years after promulgation of the original standards under CAA section 129. CAA section 129(h)(3) also specifies that only the pollutants listed under CAA section 129(a)(4) shall be considered and regulated, if required, under the residual risk review. CAA section 129(a)(5) requires the EPA to review and revise the standards and other requirements as necessary, no less often than every five years.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  03/20/2007  72 FR 13016   
NPRM  07/00/2017 
Additional Information: Notice of reconsideration of final rule -
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 562213 Solid Waste Combustors and Incinerators; 924110 Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charlene Spells
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of 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

Steve Fruh
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2837