Colorado Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado Boilers and Industrial Furnaces: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for industrial/commercial/institutional boilers: 40 CFR 60.40b to 60.49b and 40 CFR 60.40c to 60.48c

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters: 40 CFR 63.7480 to 63.7575

NESHAP for industrial, commercial, and institutional boiler area sources: 40 CFR 63.11193 to 63.11237

Hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs): 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112, 5 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 1007-3 Part 267.35, and 5 CCR 1007-3 Parts 264.340 to 264.348

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213 and 5 CCR 1001-10 Part E

State requirements for fuel burning equipment:

Particulate Matter Emissions: 5 CCR 1001-3(III)

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) Emissions: 5 CCR 1001-3(VI)

Continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS): 5 CCR 1001-3(IV.B)

State requirements for hazardous waste combustion: 5 CCR 1007-3 Part 264.342

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

CDPHE Office of Environment Air Pollution Control Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Colorado, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces typically requires the submission of an air pollutant emissions notice and an air quality construction permit, which identifies the applicable requirements. Applicable sources must comply with the federal new source performance standards (NSPS) for ...

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