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) 26.11.01.01

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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 26.13.05.16

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213, COMAR 26.11.15.02, and COMAR 26.11.01.01

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Definitions: COMAR 26.11.01.01 and COMAR 26.11.01.03

Visible emissions: COMAR 26.11.09.05

Particulate matter emissions: COMAR 26.11.09.06 and COMAR 26.11.09.09

Sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions: COMAR 26.11.09.03 and COMAR 26.11.09.07

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions: COMAR 26.11.09.03 and COMAR 26.11.09.08

Used oil and waste combustible fluid: COMAR 26.11.09.10

Small wood boilers: COMAR 26.11.09.11

Biomass-burning equipment: COMAR 26.11.09.01 and COMAR 26.11.09.12

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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Maryland Boilers and Industrial Furnaces Resources

Type Title
Checklists Boiler Tune-Up Checklist
Forms Return to Compliance Form (June 2007)
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