EPA regulations require owners or operators of hazardous waste incinerators to perform specific testing prior to issuance of a final permit. These regulations are contained in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264.340- 264.347, 270.19, and 270.62. In order to obtain a permit to incinerate hazardous wastes, owners or operators must demonstrate that their incinerator can operate at the required efficiency. This demonstration will most often involve a "trial" burn. This chapter explains the various sampling and analysis strategies that can be used during the trial burn and how analysis data can be used to obtain a final permit for the facility.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Chapter 13: Incineration (PDF)(19 pp, 228 K)