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Boiler MACT Rules Sent to White House Office of Management & Budget

Posted: June 7th, 2012

Author: All4 Staff 

In the ongoing saga of the Boiler MACT Rules, U.S. EPA has sent revised versions of the rules to the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) for pre-publication review.  On May 17, 2012, U.S. EPA sent the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Source Boilers and Area Source Boilers to OMB for review, and on May 18, 2012, sent the New Source Performance Standards for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators (CISWI) and Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) Rule to OMB for review.  A typical review usually takes 90 days. However, due to the vast amount of attention the Boiler MACT Rules have received, the review could take longer.  On the other hand, U.S. EPA had intended to issue final revised regulations in the Federal Register sometime this spring, and rumor has it that the goal is to finalize them before the end of June.  OMB review could push back the final publication date.  Stay tuned to ALL4’s blog for the latest news on the Boiler MACT Rules.


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