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EPA Proposed Rule on Medical Waste Incinerators and New Stationary Sources

Posted in on Thu, May 31, 2012

In October 2009, the EPA adopted amendments to its 1997 new source performance standards and emissions guidelines for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators in response to a 1999 remand of its 1997 hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators regulations by a federal appeals court.  EPA proposes amendments to implement the amended emission guidelines adopted October 2009 for states that do not have an approved revised/new state plan implementing the emission guidelines, as amended, in place by October 6, 2011. This action also proposes to amend the new source performance standards to better reflect our original intent in the October 6, 2009, final rule in eliminating an exemption during startup, shutdown and malfunction periods from the requirement to comply with standards at all times.  Comments are due June 7, 2012.

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