What the EPA’s Incinerator Proposal Means to You


In a move that may have significant implications for industrial manufacturers, the EPA proposed changes to the Clean Air Act standards for Boilers and Incinerators. The measure will be of particular concern to many who maintain industrial boilers and the few who operate solid waste incinerators.

While the measure has taken the form of a “proposal”, it signals the intent and thinking of the federal government with respect to its approach to industrial waste stream monitoring.

You can read the EPA’s version of the proposal as posted here on their site. We will be keeping a close eye on developments related to this proposal, so feel free to keep an eye on this blog.

The EPA continues to acknowledge that small percentage of boilers and incinerators will be affected by this proposed regulation. And while the “targets” are said to be a small part of the many currently in use, the important question is “Does your waste incinerator fall within that small percent?”

A good question, and one that deserves an honest answer from your operations team.