The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center (MA-CEAC) conducted a webinar in June to inform major source boiler owners and operators and other stakeholders of the Boiler MACT Technical Assistance program. The program has been successfully piloted in the state of Ohio since March 2012 in collaboration with the Public Utilities Commission in that state.
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Clean Air Act pollution standards, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Major Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters (known as ICI Boiler MACT). This standard applies to boilers in a wide range of facilities and institutions.
The U.S. DOE is offering this technical assistance to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, such as natural gas combined heat and power (CHP), and to promote cleaner, more efficient boilers to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs. This technical assistance effort is in accordance with the August 2012 Executive Order on accelerating investment in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP. Learn more by viewing the fact sheet on the DOE’s Boiler MACT Technical Assistance program.