Hazardous Waste Management (Air)

This section regulates air emissions from facilities that treat, store and dispose of solid and hazardous waste from hazardous waste combustion, thermal treatment, and air emission standards for equipment vents, equipment leaks, and for tanks, containers and surface impoundments. This is accomplished by evaluating permit applications for approval or denial, conducting site inspections to confirm compliance, observing facility's compliance stack test performance, and initiating enforcement actions when facilities are found in violation of the conditions of their permits or state and federal rules. Air emissions from hazardous waste combustion facilities are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Air Act (CAA). Air emissions from solid waste facilities, such as municipal solid waste landfills, hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators and commercial industrial waste incineration units, are regulated under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).

 

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Hazardous Waste Combustors (HWC) Phase I and Phase II were promulgated on October 12, 2005. Hazardous waste burning incinerators, cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, industrial/commercial/institutional boilers and process heaters and hydrochloric acid production furnaces were promulgated under the joint authority of the CAA and RCRA. Permit transition is only for the air emissions regulated under the HWC-MACT rule. All other components of the RCRA permit applicable to the combustion unit and to other hazardous waste management units, such as thermal treatment and air emissions standards for process vents, equipment leaks, tanks, containers, and surface impoundments, operating under current 45CSR25 requirements remain in the RCRA permit. Staff will continue to monitor the compliance of the hazardous waste combustion sources to ensure compliance with the facility's existing permit, RCRA and CAA regulations. The federal rules promulgated under the authority of these two acts have been adopted by the state in 45CSR16, 45CSR18, 45CSR23, 45CSR25, and 45CSR34.

 

Staff is also responsible for drafting rules and state plans for adopting changes and new requirements to maintain consistency with federal regulatory programs and in keeping with state goals, to protect human health and the environment.

Form Description 

File Name 

 PDF Format

WordPerfect Format 

Revision Date 

Part A application* 8700-23   

 
Certification* CERTIF    WP 11/97 
General requirements * GEN_INFO     WP 11/97 
Hazardous Waste Incinerators HW_INCIN     WP 11/97 
Boilers and Industrial Furnace (BIF) - general information BIF_INFO     WP 11/97 
BIF - Waivers and exemptions BIF_W_E     WP 11/97 
BIF - Requirements for new BIFs  BIF_NEW   

 WP

11/97 
BIF - Direct transfer BIF_DIRE   

 WP

11/97 
Miscellaneous units HW_MISC   

 WP

11/97 
Hazardous waste piles HW_PILES  

 WP

11/97
Hazardous waste landfills, surface impoundments and land treatment HW_LAND   

 WP

11/97 
Subpart AA - Process vents SBPRT_AA   

 WP

11/97 
Subpart BB - Equipment SBPRT_BB   

 WP

11/97
Subpart CC - Tanks, containers and surface impoundments TNKS_CON   

 WP

11/97
Emergency permit EMERGENCY   

 WP

11/97 
 * Required for all permit applications.

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