Washington Incineration regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington 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, 40 CFR 266.100 to 266.112, and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-045

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National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for hazardous waste combustors: 40 CFR 63.1200 to 63.1213, and WAC 173-400-075

New source performance standards (NSPS) for incinerators: 40 CFR 60.50 to 60.54 and WAC 173-400-115

NSPS for municipal waste combustors (MWCs): 40 CFR 60.50a to 60.59a, 40 CFR 60.50b to 60.59b, 40 CFR 60.1000 to 60.1465, and WAC 173-400-115

Emissions guidelines for existing MWCs: 40 CFR 60.30b to 60.39b, 40 CFR 60.1000 to 60.1120, and WAC 173-400-050

NSPS for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWIs): 40 CFR 60.50c to 60.58c and WAC 173-400-115

Emissions guidelines and standards for existing HMIWIs: 40 CFR 60.30e to 60.39e, WAC 173-400-115, and 40 CFR 62.14400 to 62.14495

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

Emissions guidelines for existing CISWIs: 40 CFR 60.2500 to 60.2875 and WAC 173-400-050

NSPS for other solid waste incinerators (OSWIs): 40 CFR 60.2880 to 60.2977 and WAC 173-400-115

Emissions guidelines for existing OSWIs: 40 CFR 60.2980 to 60.3078

NSPS for sewage treatment plants: 40 CFR 60.150 to 60.156 and WAC 173-400-115

NSPS for sewage sludge incinerators: 40 CFR 60.4760 to 60.4930 and WAC 173-400-115

Emissions guidelines for existing sewage sludge incinerators: 40 CFR 60.5000 to 60.5250 and WAC 173-400-115

General state incineration requirements:

Emissions standards: WAC 173-400-050(2) and WAC 173-400-050(3)

Operating standards: WAC 173-400-050(2)

State solid waste incineration requirements:


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