Arkansas Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Boilers and Industrial Furnaces: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces (BIF): 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112 and Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.266.100 to 23.266.112

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National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213 and AR Reg. 19.304

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

ADEQ Air Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Federal rules governing the combustion of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces have been promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act. Applicable boilers and industrial furnaces must comply with the RCRA standards and the source-specific NESHAP, also known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard, for hazardous waste combustors. Arkansas has promulgated hazardous waste regulations that follow the federal RCRA requirements and have been delegated authority to implement and enforce the federal MACT standard. For further information, see the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste and Air Divisions share responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the regulations governing the combustion of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces in Arkansas.

Additional Guidance


For information on the handling and disposal of used oil in Arkansas, see the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT.


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