California Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Boilers and Industrial Furnaces: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces: 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112 and 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66266.100 to 66266.112

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Cal/EPA California Air Resources Board

Local air pollution control districts

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

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 (BIF) have been promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA).

California follows the RCRA rules for burning hazardous waste in BIFs with few exceptions. However, unlike the federal rules, California does not exempt coke ovens burning hazardous waste (K087) from the requirements for burning hazardous waste in BIFs. Applicable sources in California must also comply with the source-specific NESHAP, also known as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standard, for hazardous waste combustors. See the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES for information on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. DTSC administers and enforces the BIF regulations in California. The air quality regulations in California are administered through local air pollution control districts. As a result, there are 35 different air quality agencies in ...

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