Pentad Associates Watching EPA's MACT Compliance Requirements
- 2/25/2011 |
- 10:00 am
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a petition from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for an extension in releasing the MACT boiler rules. The MACT, or Maximum Achievable Control Technology, rules are designed to control the release of toxic air emissions such as cadmium, dioxin, furans, formaldehyde, and hydrochloric acid to name a few. Current observers believe that these new standards will be significantly different from the EPA’s April 2010 proposal. The industry is watching these developments closely as the new rules could impose unrealistic or cost crushing standards for boiler manufacturers.
There is no clear understanding of how the new rules will be worded and implemented or how the EPA will proceed in general. The American Boiler Manufacturer’s Association (ABMA) is also monitoring the situation as the cost of compliance could be significant for some businesses. Pentad Associates Inc will be monitoring these developments to keep our partners and customers informed of the latest news. Check back with our BLOG to see updates on the MACT rules and how they may impact your operations.