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EPA Finalizes RICE NESHAP Revisions

Posted on January 15, 2013

In compliance with settlement agreements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized revisions to standards to reduce air pollution from stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production, power generation and other facilities.

The final revised rule will reduce the capital and annual costs of the original 2010 rules by $287 million and $139 million, respectively, while reducing harmful pollutants, the agency said.

The final amendments to the 2010 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) reflect new technical information submitted by stakeholders after the 2010 standards were issued. The updates will ensure that the standards are cost-effective, achievable, and protective, while continuing to provide significant emission reductions, EPA said.

The amendments also specify how the standards apply to emergency engines used for emergency demand response. More complete information can be found on the EPA’s website. 

 

 

 

For more information: www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/rice/ricepg.html

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