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RECORD NUMBER: 138 OF 149
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Supporting documentation for the RCRA Incinerator Regulations 40 CFR 264 Subpart O - incinerators /|
|CORP Author||PEER Consultants.|
|Publisher||Waste Treatment Branch, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Subjects||Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Law and legislation--United States. ; Hazardous wastes--Incineration--Research.|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.|
|Collation||2 volumes (1124 pages) : charts ; 28 cm|
"Project Officer: Mr. Marc Turgeon". Final. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Includes bibliographical references.
"This report contains a summary of information on the hazardous waste incineration industry, a discussion and application of the risk analysis process for incinerators, and an evaluation of alternatives for controlling stack emissions from incinerators. It was prepared as part of the regulatory impact analysis program in support of the incinerator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Information on the incineration industry includes: a profile of facilities based on surveys of incinerator manufacturers and owner/operators, procedures for estimating capital and operating costs, data on the composition of hazardous waste streams currently incinerated, a technical and cost evaluation of 38 case study incinerators, and eight full-scale performance evaluations. Risk analysis is discussed as a tool that can be used in the regulatory process to assist those responsible for developing standards and managing risk to human health and environment. The rationale for EPA's proposal to allow variances to the incinerator standards based on a case-by-case consideration of risk is discussed and a structure for implementing the variance procedure is presented. An analysis of long and short term risk to human health from carcinogenic and toxic non-carcinogenic emissions based on case study and trial burn data and applicable health effects criteria is also presented. The evaluation of control alternatives includes: direct and indirect regulatory approaches, technology-based and performance-based standards, existing standards for principal organic hazardous constituents (POHCs), hydrogen chloride, and particulates, and possible regulation of products of incomplete combustion (PICs), metals, halogens, and hydrogen halides. Data contained in this report are used to estimate the costs of upgrading incinerators and the cancer risks from stack emissions for the whole domestic hazardous waste incineration industry."--Abstract. [v.1]. [Report] -- [v.2]. Appendices.