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Boiler MACT Compliance

Wilson Engineering Services, PC (WES) provides consulting services to help you navigate compliance under the new Boiler MACT rules (both Area and Major Source).  WES will help you develop a strategy that considers all compliance options to identify the most cost effective compliance strategy.  WES specializes in development and execution of comprehensive compliance strategies for large and small businesses and public sector entities.  Below is a brief description of the Area and Major Source (Boiler MACT) rules.  Please feel free to contact us anytime discuss the implications of the rules for your facility, and click on the links below to view our service offerings for Area and Major Source facilities.
WES Area Source Compliance Services
WES Major Source Compliance Services

Boiler MACT Overview
The EPA has issued two rules governing Major and Minor (Area) Sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) for commercial and industrial boilers.  Collectively, these rules have been commonly referred to Boiler MACT rules.  The rules impact your facility if you burn fuel oil, biomass, or coal and are a commercial or industrial operation.  The Area and Major Source rules cover small and large facilities respectively and have different implications.  Major Sources are those that have the potential to emit 10 tons per year of any single HAP or 25 tons per year of any combination of HAP.  Area Sources are any Sources that are not Major Sources.  Both rules are now in effect following a lengthy reconsideration process.  The final, reconsidered rules were published on December 20, 2012.

Area Source
The rule places numerical emission limits on Particulate Matter for new biomass and oil boilers and Particulate Matter, Mercury, and Carbon Monoxide for existing and new coal boilers.  Boilers under 10 mmBtu/hr (input) are not subject to emission limits, but are required to have tune-ups every 2-5 years, depending on use.  The rule requires an energy assessment to be completed for each affected boiler over 10 mmBtu/hr.  The compliance deadlines are generally as follows: initial notification (January 20, 2014), initial tune-up (March 21, 2014), energy assessment (March 21, 2014), emissions (September 17, 2014 existing or 180 days from startup for new units).  Additional information can be found at the EPA’s Area Source rule website http://www.epa.gov/boilercompliance/.  Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions regarding compliance at your facility, and click on the link below to view our service offerings.
WES Area Source Compliance Services

Major Source
The rule places numerical limits on Particulate Matter, Hydrogen Chloride, Mercury, and Carbon Monoxide.  The rule also required energy assessment is required for existing boilers at Major Source facilities.  Compliance deadlines for meeting the rule requirements are as of startup for any new or reconstructed system and January 31, 2016 for an existing facility.  New boilers are defined as those that began operation on or after June 4, 2010.  The full text of the rule, EPA’s fact sheet, and additional information can be found at http://www.epa.gov/airquality/combustion/docs/20121221_boilers_major.pdf.  Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions regarding compliance at your facility, and click on the link below to view our service offerings.
WES Major Source Compliance Services