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Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers Located at Area Sources

40 CFR 63 Subpart JJJJJJ covers existing and new industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers located at area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).  Boilers covered under this rule are those that are fired by coal, biomass, or oil.  Boilers fired by natural gas (or oil only during periods of gas-curtailment and/or testing) are not covered under this rule.

Affected sources under this rule are divided into several categories based on date of construction, boiler size (heat-input capacity), and fuel type.  Each category has different compliance requirements, and may have different compliance dates.  All affected sources are required to submit an Initial Notification to OAQC and EPA Region VII by November 17th, 2011 or 120 days after startup for new sources.

Source Classification

Existing: constructed or re-constructed on or before June 4th, 2010.

New: constructed, re-constructed, or became affected (i.e. switched from natural gas to coal, biomass, or oil) after June 4th, 2010.

Compliance Requirements

Existing Large Boilers (>= 10MMBtu/hr):

  • Coal
    • Numeric emission limits for 2 pollutants: Mercury and Carbon Monoxide
    • 1-time energy assessment
  • Biomass and Oil
    • Tune-up every other year
    • 1-time energy assessment
Existing Small Boilers (<10MMBtu/hr)
  • Coal, Biomass, and Oil
    • Tune-up every other year

New Large Boilers (>=10MMBtu/hr)

  • Coal
    • Numeric emission limits for 3 pollutants: Mercury, Carbon Monoxide, and Particulate Matter
  • Biomass, Oil
    • Numeric emission limit for 1 pollutant: Particulate Matter
    • Tune-up every other year
New Small Boilers (<10MMBtu/hr)
  • Coal, Biomass, and Oil
    • Tune-up every other year

Compliance Dates

Existing

  • Subject to tune-up: March 21st, 2012
  • Subject to emission limits and energy assessment: March 21st, 2014

New: May 20th, 2011 or upon startup

Notification Dates

Initial Notification: November 17th, 2011 or 120 days after startup

Notification of Intent to Test: 60 days prior to testing

Compliance Notification

  • Not required to test: 120 days after compliance date (see above)
  • Required to test: 60 days after test

Compliance Report

All affected sources are required to submit a compliance report, either an annual or biennial report.

Annual Reports – For all sources with requirements beyond a biennial tune-up

  • Must prepare by March 1st of each year
  • Must submit upon request or if deviations submit by March 15th

Biennial Reports – For all sources subject to biennial tune-up only

  • Must prepare biennially by March 1st
  • Must submit upon request or if deviations submit by March 15th biennially   

Notification Forms

Initial Notification Form for Subpart JJJJJJpdf symbol

*If you have trouble reading or accessing this form, please contact OAQC at 402-444-6015.*

Useful Links 

*The City of Omaha cannot guarantee the accuracy or accessibility of any document published an outside agency.*

EPA's Area Source Boiler Brochure pdf symbol

EPA's Area Source Boiler Compliance Guidepdf symbol

EPA's Area Source Boiler Fast Facts pdf symbol

EPA's Area Source Boiler Table of Requirements excel symbol

EPA's Area Source Boiler Tune-up Guidance pdf symbol

40 CFR 63 Subpart JJJJJJ Final Rule 

EPA OAQPS Summary for Subparts DDDDD (Major Source Boilers) and JJJJJJ pdf symbol

NDEQ Air Toxics Notebook page for Area Source Boilers

The EPA has produced two videos to assist in submitting the compliance reports for this rule through the EPA’s Compliance and Emissions Data Reporting Interface (CEDRI). They can be viewed here and here.