Rhode Island Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island 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 and 40 CFR 60.40c to 60.48c

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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: 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Particulate matter emissions: RI Rule 12-031-013

Alternative fuels: RI Rule 12-031-020

Outdoor wood boilers: RI Rule 12-031-048

Regulatory Agencies

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Waste Management

DEM Bureau of Environmental Protection Office of Air Resources

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Rhode Island, the installation and operation of various boilers and industrial furnaces typically require an air quality construction and operation permit, 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 hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters, and the NESHAP for industrial, commercial, and institutional boiler area sources. In addition, the state has established ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance

Rhode Island Boilers and Industrial Furnaces Resources

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