EPA Revamps Biomass, Boiler Emissions Rules

Law360, New York (December 2, 2011, 7:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday refined its rules over boiler emissions and alternative fuels to classify certain agricultural biomass as fuel instead of solid waste, sparing facilities processing such fuels from additional regulatory fees.

Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, who headed an initiative in Congress to get EPA to further clarify its March 21 definition of nonhazardous solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, said the EPA’s revision of the rule would save facilities from being regulated as incinerators for using such biomass,...
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