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March 29, 2011

New Source Performance Standards and Emission Guidelines: Final Rule Amendments

The EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, signed the following notice on 03/29/2011, and EPA is submitting it for
publication in the Federal Register (FR). While we have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version
of the rule, it is not the official version of the rule for purposes of compliance. Please refer to the official version in
a forthcoming FR publication, which will appear on the Government Printing Office's FDSys website
(http://fdsys.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action) and on Regulations.gov (http://www.regulations.gov) in Docket No.
EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0534. Once the official version of this document is published in the FR, this version will be
removed from the Internet and replaced with a link to the official version.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
40 CFR Part 60
[EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0534; FRL- ]
RIN 2060-AQ24
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and
Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources:
Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Final rule; amendments.
SUMMARY: On October 6, 2009, EPA promulgated its response to
the remand of the new source performance standards and emissions
guidelines for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators
by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit and satisfied the Clean Air Act section 129(a)(5)
requirement to conduct a review of the standards every 5 years.
This action promulgates amendments to the new source performance
standards and emissions guidelines, correcting inadvertent
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drafting errors in the nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide
emissions limits for large hospital/medical/infectious waste
incinerators in the new source performance standards, which did
not correspond to our description of our standard-setting
process, correcting erroneous cross-references in the reporting
and recordkeeping requirements in the new source performance
standards, clarifying that compliance with the emission
guidelines must be expeditious if a compliance extension is
granted, correcting the inadvertent omission of delegation of
authority provisions in the emission guidelines, correcting
errors in the units’ description for several emissions limits in
the emission guidelines and new source performance standards,
and removing extraneous text from the hydrogen chloride
emissions limit for large hospital/medical/infectious waste
incinerators in the emission guidelines.
DATES: The amendments to 40 CFR 60.32e, 60.39e, and 60.58c;
Table 1A to subpart Ce; and Tables 1A and 1B to subpart Ec are
effective as of [INSERT DATE 30 DAYS FROM DATE OF PUBLICATION OF
THE FINAL RULE IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].
ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under
Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0534 and Legacy Docket ID
Number A-91-61. All documents in the docket are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index,
some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential
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business information or other information which disclosure is
restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as
copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard
copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available
either electronically at http://www.regulations.gov or in hard
copy at the EPA Docket Center EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460. The Public Reading
Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public
Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the
EPA Docket Center is (202) 566-1742.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy Hambrick, Fuels and
Incineration Group, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-
03), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-0964;
facsimile number: (919) 541-3470; e-mail address:
[email protected]

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