On May 22, 2012, EPA proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE).
Stationary engines generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation, and other facilities. The EPA estiamtes there are over 1 million of these engines in the U.S. and the proposed amendments would apply to some of those engines. The proposed amendments generally apply to the following:
- engines used in demand response programs to assure a stable, cost effective source of electricity
- engines used in remote areas of Alaska
- engines typically used in sparsely populated areas for oil and gas production
- engines scheduled to be replaced in the next few years due to state or local requirements, and certain engines installed in 2006
- engine testing requirements for formaldehyde emissions
EPA will accept comments on the proposed amendments for 45 days after publication in the Federal Register.
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