EPA to Tighten Emission Standards for Industrial Boilers
Jul 17, 2020
In a statement discussing the new proposed amendments, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said that “America’s air quality is the cleanest it’s been in modern history, and these amendments will reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants even more. With this action, we are proposing updated standards to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants from certain industrial boilers. This underscores the Trump Administration’s commitment to reducing air pollution, while providing needed clarity to the regulated community.”
The agency estimates that about 444 boilers are subject to the standards and that 33 would need to take additional actions to comply.
EPA is accepting comments on the proposed action for 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. For more information, visit: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/industrial-commercial-and-institutional-boilers-and-process-heaters.