These reports summarize and/or evaluate a sample of existing control measures for reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and some recommend improvements.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Residential Wood Combustion Summary of Measures, October 2015 Draft (PDF)(3 pp, 187 K)
PA has developed a draft summary of several state and local regulations designed to control air emissions from residential wood combustion (RWC).
Evaluation of PM2.5 Emissions and Controls at Two Michigan Steel Mills and a Coke Oven Battery, February 2006 Final Report (PDF)(93 pp, 589 K)
The objectives of the report were to characterize the the PM2.5 and metals emissions from all of the processes at the plants, to identify technically feasible control measures, and to estimate potential costs of additional control.
Technical Recommendations for Emission Control Measures for PM2.5 and Metals and for Additional Testing, February 2006 memo (PDF)(4 pp, 47 K)
In assessing the two steel mills and coke plant, as well as from evaluating relevant data from other steel mills and coke plants, we have enough information to make some recommendations for control measures to reduce emissions.
Evaluation of Potential PM2.5 Reductions by Improving Performance of Control Devices: PM2.5 Emission Estimates, September 2005 Final Report (PDF)(37 pp, 435 K)
The purpose of this task is to estimate PM2.5 emissions from controlled stationary sources in 16 urban areas that are projected to exceed the PM2.5 ambient standards in 2010. In addition, the results of an extensive literature search and other sources were used to estimate the degree to which improving or replacing emission controls could reduce PM2.5 emissions.
Evaluation of Potential PM2.5 Reductions by Improving Performance of Control Devices: Conclusions and Recommendations, September 2005 Draft Report (PDF)(57 pp, 614 K)
This report summarizes the results of the literature review and the evaluation of PM2.5 emissions for the 16 nonattainment areas (NAAs) and provides conclusions and recommendations regarding emission sources and control techniques for further evaluation in meeting ambient PM2.5 standards.