Illinois Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois Boilers and Industrial Furnaces: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs): 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112 and 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 726.200 to 726.219

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213 and 415 Illinois Compiled Statute (ILCS) 5/9.1

Fuel combustion emissions units:

Opacity: 35 IAC 212.122 to 212.126

Particulate matter emissions: 35 IAC 212.201 to 212.210

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions: 35 IAC 214.120 to 214.202

Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions: 35 IAC 216.121 and 35 IAC 216.122

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions: 35 IAC 217.100 to 217.410

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Land

IEPA Bureau of Air

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois has established emissions standards for numerous types of boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs). In addition, federal rules governing the combustion of hazardous waste in BIFs have been promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Clean Air Act. Applicable BIFs 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. Illinois has adopted standards to comply with RCRA requirements. For further information, see the national section BOILERS AND INDUSTRIAL FURNACES.

Administration and enforcement. IEPA's Bureau of Land administers and enforces the BIF rules in Illinois. IEPA's Bureau of Air and the EPA share ...

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