Massachusetts Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts 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 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 7.02

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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 and 310 CMR 7.02

NESHAP for industrial, commercial, and institutional boiler area sources: 40 CFR 63.11193 to 63.11237 and 310 CMR 7.02

Hazardous waste burned in boilers and industrial furnaces: 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213 and 310 CMR 7.02

State requirements for burning hazardous waste fuels: 310 CMR 30.246 and 310 CMR 30.247

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Fuel utilization facilities: 310 CMR 7.00, 310 CMR 7.04, and 310 CMR 7.05

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions: 310 CMR 7.19

Sulfur content of fuel: 310 CMR 7.05

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Massachusetts, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces (BIFs) typically require an air quality construction and operation permit, known as a plan approval, which identifies the applicable requirements. Applicable sources must comply with the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for industrial/commercial/institutional boilers, the National Emissions Standards for ...


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Massachusetts Boilers and Industrial Furnaces Resources

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