Maryland Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland 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, 40 CFR 60.40c to 60.48c, and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

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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 and COMAR

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213, COMAR, and COMAR

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Definitions: COMAR and COMAR

Visible emissions: COMAR

Particulate matter emissions: COMAR and COMAR

Sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions: COMAR and COMAR

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions: COMAR and COMAR

Used oil and waste combustible fluid: COMAR

Small wood boilers: COMAR

Biomass-burning equipment: COMAR and COMAR

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Waste Management Administration

MDE Air and Radiation Management Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Maryland, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs) typically requires an air quality construction and operation permit, which ...

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