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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU60 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources: Other Solid Waste Incineration Units Review 

EPA promulgated emissions standards for Other Solid Waste Incineration (OSWI) units on December 16, 2005. Units covered under this rule include certain very small municipal waste combustion and institutional waste incineration units. On September 14, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered EPA to “review and revise” the OSWI standards and guidelines and publish a notice of proposed rulemaking by August 31, 2020, and promulgate a final rule by May 31, 2021 (later extended to March 1, 2024). EPA is finalizing this action under the statutory requirement of CAA section 129(a)(5) to review and revise the OSWI standards and guidelines. This final action reflects feedback and consultations with the State of Alaska and Tribal representatives, including a webinar, informational meetings, consultation letters, and government-to-government consultations. The Agency heard that many of the rural tribal communities in Alaska use rudimentary designed incineration units, have limited financial resources and limited access to haul waste to a larger community.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60, subpart EEEE    40 CFR 60, subpart FFFF     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq, Clean Air Act    42 U.S.C. 7414, 7601   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  16-cv-02461-TJK, 9/14/18, Sierra Club v. Andrew Wheeler.  03/01/2024 
NPRM  Judicial  16-cv-02461-TJK, 9/14/18, Sierra Club v. Andrew Wheeler.  08/31/2020 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/31/2020  85 FR 54178   
Final Rule  03/00/2024 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Split from 2060-AV99 
Agency Contact:
Steve Fruh
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2837

Noel Cope
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 TW Alexander Drive, E-143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2128