Washington Boilers and Industrial Furnaces regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington 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 Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-115

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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 and WAC 173-303-510(1)

NESHAP from hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213 and WAC 173-400-075(6)

State requirements for burning dangerous wastes (DWs) for energy recovery: WAC 173-303-510(8)

State requirements for fuel-burning equipment:

Combustion units: WAC 173-400-040 and WAC 173-400-050

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program

WDOE Air Quality Program

Benton Clean Air Authority

Northwest Clean Air Agency

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Southwest Clean Air Agency

Spokane Region Clean Air Agency

Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Washington, 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 ...

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