Montana Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana 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 Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.8.302

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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 ARM 17.53.1001

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213, ARM 17.8.103, and ARM 17.8.302

State BIF requirements:

Prohibited wastes: ARM 17.53.1003

Testing requirements: ARM 17.53.1002(5) and ARM 17.53.1004

Fees: ARM 17.53.112

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Visible emissions: ARM 17.8.304

Particulate matter emissions: ARM 17.8.309

Wood-waste burners: ARM 17.8.320

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Air Resources Management Bureau

DEQ Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Montana, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces typically require an air quality construction permit, which identifies the applicable requirements. Applicable sources must comply with the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for industrial/commercial/institutional boilers; ...


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Montana Boilers and Industrial Furnaces Resources

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