Adopted Part 219 Incinerators
On March 21, 2011, EPA promulgated new Emission Guidelines for existing Sewage Sludge Incineration (SSI) units (or SSI units), pursuant to Sections 111 and 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). SSI units are incinerators located at wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF); designed to combust domestic sewage sludge for the purpose of reducing its volume.
The Department has incorporated by reference the requirements of 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart MMMM into 6 NYCRR Part 200, and has added a new 6 NYCRR Subpart 219-9 which, consistent with the federal Guidelines, establishes mandatory limits for nine air pollutants: particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, lead, cadmium, mercury, and dioxins/furans. New Subpart 219-9 also establishes requirements for initial and annual performance testing, operator training, recordkeeping and reporting, and compliance monitoring. In addition, the rule establishes clear criteria for affected SSI units and a basis for WWTF owners to decide whether to retain, replace or modify their existing SSI units.
As mandated by the federal Guidelines and the CAA, New York State must submit to EPA a State Plan to implement and enforce these new Guidelines. This State Plan must include the promulgation of a state rule, as well as facility-specific compliance schedules, mechanisms for state enforcement and progress reports, and an emission inventory of existing SSI units.
More about Adopted Part 219 Incinerators:
- Express Terms 6 NYCRR Part 219, Incinerators - Express terms for Part 219, Incinerators
- Express Terms 6 NYCRR Part 200, General Provisions, as related to Adopted Part 219, Incinerators - Express Terms Part 200, General Provisions, as related to Adopted Part 219, Incinerators
- Regulatory Impact Statement 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200 - A general overview of the regulation detailing, among other things, the statutory authority, need for and justification of the proposal, expected cost and recordkeeping/reporting impacts, and compliance schedule.
- Job Impact Statement 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200 - Necessary for all regulations affecting 100 or more jobs and employment opportunities, this document details the number and categories of jobs affected, regions of the state suffering a disproportionate impact, and measures taken to minimize any impact on jobs and employment opportunities.
- Rural Area Flexibility Analysis 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200 - Defined as counties with populations of fewer than 200,000 people and towns in non-rural counties where population density is less than 150 people per square mile, this must state any impacts or requirements imposed upon rural areas. This must also express opportunities provided for rural citizens, businesses or organizations to participate in the rulemaking.
- Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200 - Consideration of, and steps taken by the Department, to minimize any negative impacts on small businesses (independently owned businesses wholly within New York State of 100 employees or fewer) or local governments. This includes an explanation of what opportunities were provided to these entities to participate in the rulemaking process.
- Assessment of Public Comments 6 NYCRR Parts 219 and 200 - Comments received from December 14, 2011 through 5:00 P.M., January 26, 2012