EPA proposed amendments

EPA Proposed Changes to NESHAP – Comments Due by September 12, 2019

August 8, 2019

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The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfills source category. The EPA is proposing decisions concerning the residual risk and technology review (RTR). The EPA is also proposing amendments to correct and clarify regulatory provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); revise wellhead temperature and pressure operational standards and corrective action to improve system control effectiveness and provide compliance flexibility; reorganize rule text to incorporate provisions from the new source performance standards (NSPS) within this subpart; and add requirements for electronic reporting of performance test results.

The EPA is also proposing minor changes to the MSW Landfills NSPS and Emission Guidelines and Compliance Times for MSW Landfills. Specifically, the EPA is proposing to add provisions to the most recent MSW Landfills NSPS and Emission Guidelines (EG) that would allow affected sources to demonstrate compliance with landfill gas control, operating, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements of the most recent NSPS and EG by following the corresponding requirements in the MSW Landfills NESHAP.

Reference: 40 CFR Parts 60 and 63 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2002–0047; FRL–9996–22– OAR] RIN 2060–AU18 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Residual Risk and Technology Review AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule.

SCS Engineers, in collaboration with industry associations and environmental management group leaders, will be reviewing and commenting to EPA. Updates will be posted on our website blog and on SCS LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter channels along with the public docket online at www.regulations.gov.






Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am