A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers Requirements

40 CFR Part 63 Subpart JJJJJJ applies to industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers. The regulation was published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2011 and became effective May 20, 2011. 

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Boilers in Georgia

NEW: 2011 EPA Boiler Regulations for Area Sources 

Air toxics regulations for boilers at area sources were published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2011 and became effective May 20, 2011. The first compliance deadline for regulated boilers is September 17, 2011 when initial notifications are due to EPA or delegated state agencies.

Boilers are used in schools, rec centers, farms, places of worship, shopping malls, clinics, hospitals and government buildings. Most emission standards affect a limited number of facilities with specialty processes such as chemical manufacturing, metal processing or coating application. However, boilers are found everywhere and affect every segment of our population.

Am I affected by the boiler rule? 
Gas-fired boilers, electric boilers and boilers burning solid waste are exempt from this rule.

You are affected if your boiler burns coal, oil, biomass or non-waste materials, but NOT if your boiler burns only gaseous fuels or any solid waste. The final rule covers new and existing industrial, commercial and institutional boilers located at area source facilities. An area source emits or has the potential to emit less than 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single air toxic or less than 25 tpy of any combination of air toxics. Most boilers do not have to meet emission limits but rather have work-practice standards in place such as a tune-up or energy assessment. Some boilers burning coal and biomass do have to meet emission limits for particulate matter (PM), mercury (Hg) and carbon monoxide (CO).

Where can I get additional information?
Additional information on the rule, implementation and compliance is available from the U.S. EPA Boiler Web page, U.S. EPA Combustion Web page, in the U.S. EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide for Area Source Boilers or U.S. EPA Fast Facts: Area Source Requirements.

What forms do I need to submit?
Facilities with boilers regulated under this rule must submit a Georgia Initial Notification of Applicability by September 17, 2011 to Georgia. Additional example forms for tune-ups, energy assessments and compliance certifications are available in the U.S. EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide for Area Source Boilers or on the U.S. EPA Boiler web page. 

Your Initial Notification must be mailed to:

Mr. Michael Odom
Air Toxics Manager 
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Air Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway, Suite 120 
Atlanta, GA 30354