Frequent Questions

Do facilities still have to complete the SSRA before a RCRA permit decision will be made?

Each RCRA permit issued must be protective of human health and the environment. As discussed above, the Agency does not expect that all facilities will need to complete an SSRA. This is a matter that is ultimately decided by the State or Regional permitting officials after evaluating a number of guiding factors. Facilities that need an SSRA to assure protectiveness will need to have an SSRA completed prior to RCRA permit issuance and addressed, if appropriate, in the permit. Since the compliance date for the new MACT standards is three years following promulgation, and RCRA permitting requirements continue to apply until a facility demonstrates compliance, the Agency expects sources will continue to move through the RCRA process, including the completion of the SSRA.

For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/wastes/hazard/tsd/td/combustion.htm.

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