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Boiler 6J GACT Rule
Important Update: On February 1, 2013 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments (changes) to the rule "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers," also called the Boiler 6J GACT Rule. Contact your regional office staff with this link for further clarification. Use the EPA links below for further information on the amendments:
Since issuing an earlier rule in March 2011, EPA reconsidered and re-issued the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Area Source Rule- Subpart JJJJJJ, commonly referred to as the Boiler 6J GACT Rule. The revised rule provides for the use of generally available control technologies [''GACT''] or management practices by area sources (small non-Title V facilities) to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants. It covers boilers burning oil, coal, biomass (wood), and other solid or liquid fuels to produce steam or hot water for energy or heat. Most boilers covered by this rule are non-residential oil or biomass (wood)-fired boilers that existed prior to June 4, 2010, and are generally required to:
Initial Notification Forms
Tune-up Requirement Information
Energy Assessment Information
DAQ Summary of energy assessment requirement [PDF]
Notification of Compliance Status for Boilers Subject to an Energy Assessment [DOCX]
Most boilers affected by this rule are located at small industries, commercial buildings, or institutions burning oil, biomass (wood), or coal. If your boiler falls outside these parameters, normally burns gas but uses oil for backup, or is currently shutdown, then additional information may be in order.
Please contact the Business Assistance Team in the Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach for free, confidential assistance at 1-877-623-6748. If you have compliance questions or desire regulatory assistance, please contact the closest DAQ Regional Office.
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