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Implementing the New Sewage Sludge Incineration MACT Standards - Issues and Challenges Ahead - Part 1

04/21/2011 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

Introduction:

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EPA issued in the March 21 Federal Register final rulemaking for new stationary sources and emission guidelines for existing sewage sludge incineration units To determine that materials are non-hazardous secondary materials when burned under this rule, materials must not have been discarded and must be legitimately used as a fuel. EPA determined that biosolids were considered as material that is discarded in sewage sludge incinerators (SSIs), and thus a solid waste, prompting the Section 129 CAA rulemaking.  This final rule sets limits for nine pollutants under section 129 of the Clean Air Act: cadmium, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, lead, mercury, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans, and sulfur dioxide. This final rule is also effective on May 20, 2011. 

 

This no charge webcast, hosted by the National Biosolids Partnership (NBP), will bring together plant operators, utility management, consulting engineering, regulators, equipment/process vendors,  and academics interested in learning the implementation issues, technologies,  and challenges facing wastewater facilities that practice SS.  Join NBP for its next “no charge” quarterly webcasts/webinars based on critical biosolids technical topics. 

Topics:
  • Sewage Sludge Incineration

  • MACT Standards

Participants Will:
  • Learn about the purpose of the regulations

  • Learn about the comparisons with the proposed and final rulemaking

  • Learn about the technology impacts for multiple hearth and fluidized be incineration units

  • Learn about the timeline for implementation, regulatory agency issues and next steps

Speakers:

  • Sam Hadeed– (WEF Biosolids Program Manager) – Welcoming Remarks and Background on Definition of Solid Waste and SSI Rulemakings 
  • Jim Welp– (Black & Veatch and WEF Residuals & Biosolids Committee Co- Vice Chair - Comparison of Proposed and Final SSI MACT Rulemaking 
  • Peter Burrowes– (CH2M Hill) - Technology impacts for Multiple Hearth and Fluidized Bed Incineration Units 
  • Robert Dominak – (Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and NACWA Biosolids Management Committee C0-Chair)  - Compliance Issues, Timelines and Possible Next Steps 

Registration Information:

2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be available. Please check with your state accreditation agency to see if you qualify.

 


Cooperating Organizations:

  • Water Environment Federation
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies


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