Boilers - NSPS

Contact: Environmental Assistance Center, 800-662-9278
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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These two fact sheets have been designed to help owners of commercial, industrial, and municipal buildings operating small natural gas-fired and distillate oil-fired boilers comply with the requirements found in a federal air regulation known as the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart Dc.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) created NSPS in an effort to regulate new sources of air pollution and ensure that those sources pollute less than the older ones they replace. NSPS have been written for over 75 categories of sources ranging from small boilers to large municipal sewage sludge incinerators. The NSPS typically places limits on the emission of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter; and requires performance testing, recordkeeping, reporting, and monitoring.

The information in the Initial Notification Form is required by the Federal Clean Air Act and Part 55, Air Pollution Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451. The applicable rule is 40 CFR, Part 60, Subpart Dc - Standards of Performance for Small Industrial-Commercial-Institutional Steam Generating Units. The information is required for each NSPS-subject boiler and must be sent to the appropriate EGLE AQD district office.

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