On February 21, 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency promulgated new National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers at Area Sources (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart JJJJJJ or 6J). The rule affects boilers that burn coal, oil, or biomass materials located at minor or area sources that emit hazardous air pollutant(s) (“HAP”). Existing facilities subject to this regulation are required to:
• submit an initial notification no later than September 17, 2011; and
• comply with certain emission limits, work practice standards, emission reduction
measures, and management practices listed in the regulation as soon
March 21, 2012.
New facilities are required to comply upon startup of affected units.
A HAP area source means any stationary source that emits or has the controlled potential to emit, in the aggregate, less than 10 tons per year of any single HAP or less than 25 tons per year of any combination of HAPs.
Compliance assistance information for facilities having affected units is listed below: MCAQ Subpart 6J Compliance Assistance Packet
Subpart 6J Outreach Cover Letter
Subpart 6J Initial Notification Form
Subpart 6J Brochure
Applicable Regulation 40 CFR 63 Subpart 6J found at 40 CFR 63.11193 to 63.11237
Other Helpful Information EPA Rule Info Homepage
Fast Facts of Compliance
Example Notification of Compliance Status Form for Boilers Subject to Tune-ups Tune-up Guidance and Example Recordkeeping Form Example Notification of Compliance Status Form for Boiler Subject to Energy Assessments
Example Notification of Compliance Status Form for Boiler Subject to Emission Limits
Summary of Area Source Boiler Requirements Brochure