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On December 20, 2012, the EPA finalized the Boiler MACT, a specific set of adjustments to existing Clean Air Act standards, for boilers and certain solid waste incinerators. These adjustments set standards to cut emissions of hazardous air pollutants, such as mercury, dioxin, and lead, from large boilers in a range of industrial facilities and institutions.
The DOE will offer technical assistance to affected sites currently burning coal or oil, highlighting strategies such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and more efficient boilers, to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. DOE will also provide site-specific technical and cost information to the major source facilities currently burning coal or oil through its regional Clean Energy Application Centers (CEACs).
The CEACs will visit these facilities to discuss strategies for compliance, including CHP, as well as provide information on potential funding and financing opportunities available for CHP, controls, boilers and energy efficiency assessments. Facilities that make use of this technical assistance can potentially develop strategies to comply with the regulations while adding to their bottom line.
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Information on financial incentives available at the local, state, utility and federal levels to assist facilities with the costs of investing in CHP, boiler tune-ups, controls and/or energy efficiency assessments is available at:
Information about the rule, including links to the regulatory dockets, technical information on how the limits were developed, and impact assessments, is available at:
For almost a decade boiler manufactures and operators have been waiting for the federal government to determine what must be done to meet stricter emission standards for toxic air pollutants. As published recently by Power Engineering, industry officials now say the new standards won’t be unveiled until November to December and the EPA’s revised Boiler MACT rule remains under review by the Office of Budget Management’s regulatory affairs division.
The final rule establishes national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (Mercury, PM, hydrogen chloride and carbon monoxide) for industrial, commercial and institutional boilers. It applies to major sources that emit 10 or more tons a year of any single pollutant of 25 tons or more a year of any combination. It will also require annual boiler tune-ups in some instances. In total, the EPA estimates the cost of adding new controls will exceed $5 billion and some sources indicated that it would force power producers to retire about 4.7 GW of coal-fired capacity, due to high compliance costs.
Once the revised rule is finalized, boilers owners and operators will have three years to comply. This is in addition to other existing clean-air rules the industry has to comply with. However, despite the unique challenges the industry may face, boiler manufactures and associated suppliers are ready to tackle future compliance challenges. Overall, the boiler industry has the technology and know-how available to provide immediate solutions.
“We can only hope that OMB is doing more toward achieving compromises and consensus than just sitting on its hands for political purposes,” explains Randy Rawson, ABMA President and CEO.
Get the facts about the Boiler MACT: http://boilermactfacts.com/
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Nationwide Boiler’s CataStak SCR system has never failed a third-party source test and is proven to work in applications including boilers, heaters, and natural gas-fired turbines. In addition, ammonia-free solutions are also available.
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