Rhode Island Incineration regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Rhode Island Incineration: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste incineration under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA): 40 CFR 264.340 to 264.347, 40 CFR 264.351, 40 CFR 265.340 to 265.352, and Rhode Island Rules and Regulations (RI Rule) 12.030.003-8.0

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National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213

New source performance standards (NSPS) for incinerators: 40 CFR 60.50 to 60.54

NSPS for municipal waste combustors (MWC): 40 CFR 60.50a to 60.59a and 40 CFR 60.50b to 60.59b

NSPS for small MWCs: 40 CFR 60.1000 to 60.1465

Emissions guidelines for existing MWCs: 40 CFR 60.30b to 60.39b, 40 CFR 62.9975, and 40 CFR 62.9980

NSPS for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI): 40 CFR 60.50c to 60.58c and RI Rule 12.031.039

Emissions guidelines for existing HMIWIs: 40 CFR 60.30e to 60.39e and RI Rule 12.031.039

NSPS for commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators (CISWI): 40 CFR 60.2000 to 60.2265

Emissions guidelines for existing CISWIs: 40 CFR 60.2500 to 60.2875 and 40 CFR 62.9970

NSPS for other solid waste incinerators (OSWI): 40 CFR 60.2880 to 60.2977

Emissions guidelines for existing OSWIs: 40 CFR 60.2980 to 60.3078 and 40 CFR 62.9995

NSPS for sewage treatment plants: 40 CFR 60.150 to 60.156

NSPS for sewage sludge incinerators: 40 CFR 60.4760 to 60.4930

Emissions guidelines for existing sewage sludge incinerators: 40 CFR 60.5000 to 60.5250

State incinerator requirements: RI Rule 12.030.003-7, RI Rule 12.030.024, and RI Rule 12.031.012

Permit requirements: RI Rule 12.030.003-7 and RI Rule 12.031.012-12.4

Nonhazardous waste:

Definitions: RI Rule 12.031.012-12.1

Emissions limits: RI Rule12.031.012-12.3

Operating requirements: RI Rule 12.030.024-4.3


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