EPA Sets Schedule For Boiler Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release a new proposal for air toxic standards for industrial boilers and waste incinerators by this October, with final standards ready by April 2012, the agency said in a filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The EPA announced in May that it was seeking additional public comment on the final rules issued last February, and issued a stay postponing the effective dates of the standards until the reconsideration was complete.

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Businesses and communities sent the EPA more than 4,800 comments after the proposed boiler and incinerator rules were issued in April 2010.

Responding to comments from the tire industry, tire recyclers and state scrap tire program managers, the agency clarified the use of scrap tires as fuel in the final rule and deleted a proposal requiring that scrap tires must be processed to remove all metal.

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