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On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized changes to the rule (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD) regulating existing and new industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers located at major source hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). A major source emits or has the potential to emit more than or equal to 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single air toxic or more than or equal to 25 tpy of any combination of air toxics. The final rule applies to boilers located at major sources that burn coal, oil, biomass, or non-waste materials, but not boilers that burn only gaseous fuels (including but not limited to natural gas, process gas, landfill gas, hydrogen, LPG) and or any solid waste as defined in 40 CFR Part 241. Compliance dates are as follows:
Major Source Initial Notification forms must be submitted to:
U.S. EPA Region 5
Director, Air and Radiation Division
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Courtesy copies may be sent to:
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Quality Compliance and Enforcement Branch MC61-53
100 North Senate Avenue IGCN 1003
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251
Boilers with a heat input capacity of 10MMBTU/hr or greater must conduct annual tune-ups. Boilers with a heat input capacity of 10 MMBTU/hr, equipped with an oxygen trim system, limited use boilers, or seasonal boilers are required to have tune-ups every 2-5 years. Boiler tune-ups must include the following:
Energy Assessments are a onetime requirement for existing boilers that were purchased or rebuilt prior to June 4, 2010.
For more information contact IDEM’s Compliance and Technical Assistance Program at (800) 988-7901 or (317) 232-8172.