Hazardous Waste Combustors Conference Focuses on Implementation of HWC MACT Standards
Pittsburgh, PA – Registration is still open for the Air & Waste Management Association’s (A&WMA) 2007 Hazardous Waste Combustor Conference and Exhibition to be held March 13-14 in Charleston, S.C. The advanced registration deadline for the conference is Feb. 19.
In 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Final Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors (Phase I Final Replacement Standards and Phase II), or the HWC MACT rule, which will impact all hazardous waste incinerators, boilers and industrial furnaces, and other hazardous waste combustion systems. The new emission standards and compliance methodologies require companies, their consultants and regulators to re-evaluate past practices established under the RCRA Boiler and Industrial Furnace Rules and Interim HWC MACT standards.
“Compliance schedules and performance test plans are being developed, discussions are beginning with regulators, consultants are being selected and budgets are being fleshed out to meet the new standards,” said Adrianne Carolla, executive director of A&WMA. “This conference provides a timely opportunity for industry representatives, consultants, and regulators to meet and discuss these pertinent issues.”
The 2007 conference will emphasize implementation of the final HWC MACT standards, as well as overlapping RCRA regulatory issues. Topics related to waste combustion units – boilers, cement kilns, lightweight aggregate kilns, and incinerators – will include regulatory standards, implementation, monitoring and recordkeeping, permitting, and emissions testing.