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Federal Register Notice: Supplement to Proposed Rule for the Burning of Hazardous Waste in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces

On May 6, 1987 (volume 52 of the Federal Register page 16982), EPA proposed rules to control the burning of hazardous waste in boilers and industrial furnaces. Those rules would control emissions of products of incomplete combustion (PICs), toxic metals, and hydrogen chloride (HC1) as well as require a 99.99 percent destruction and removal efficiency for hazardous organic constituents in the waste. EPA has received substantial comments on the proposed rules, and as a result, considered alternative approaches to several provisions of the proposed rule. The Agency also considered issuance of a proposal to amend the hazardous waste incinerator standards to make those rules consistent with these proposed standards.

The purpose of this notice was to request comment on alternate approaches to address the following issues: control of CO, metals, HC1, and particulate emissions, the small quantity burner exemption, the definition of waste that is indigenous when burned for reclamation (e.g., of metal values), revisions to the proposed definition of halogen acid furnaces, applicability of the metals and organic emissions controls to smelting furnaces involved in materials recovery, and the status under the Bevill amendment of residues from burning hazardous waste.

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