Virginia Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia 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 and 9 Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) 5-50-410

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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 9 VAC 5-60-100

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 and 9 VAC 20-60-266

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213, 9 VAC 5-60-90, and 9 VAC 5-60-100

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Definitions: 9 VAC 5-40-890

Emissions standards: 9 VAC 5-40-880 and 9 VAC 5-40-930 to 5-40-970

Air Quality Control Regions: 9 VAC 5-20-200

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality

DEQ Division of Land Protection and Revitalization

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 Virginia, 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 ...


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Virginia Boilers and Industrial Furnaces Resources

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