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The RICE NESHAP Rule

Monday, March 25, 2013
The RICE NESHAP Rule

Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines provide shaft power for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, institutional, agriculture and municipal applications.

Your engine is affected by USEPA air pollution regulations promulgated in several stages between 2004 & 2010.

Compliance requirements are a determined by:

  • your engine’s design (spark ignition or compression ignition)
  • fuel
  • power rating
  • manufacturing (or construction date)
  • location (Is it located at an area or major source of HAP)

The USEPA issued regulations applicable to Stationary RICE in three stages. The first rules were promulgated in 2004 and covered engines greater than 500 HP. Rule promulgated in 2008 apply to engines less than or equal to 500 HP located at major sources of HAP and all new engines at area sources of HAP. In 2010, RICE NESHAP rules covered all existing engines at area sources, all existing engines less than or equal to 500 HP located at major sources and all non-emergency CI engines greater than 500 HP at major sources.

If you have a new, modified or reconstructed spark ignition internal combustion engine (SI ICE), the applicable standards are given in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) found in 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart JJJJ.

If you have a new, modified or reconstructed compression ignition internal combustion engine (CI ICE), the applicable NSPS can be found in 40 CFR Part 60 Subpart IIII.

In addition to the NSPS, the USEPA issued National Emissions Standards for Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), applicable to both existing and new RICE. The RICE NESHAP regulations, found in 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart ZZZZ, to regulate emissions from all sizes of stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants.

If you have any questions regarding the RICE NESHAP Rule or would like a white paper on the rule, please contact Chris Schneider at cschneider@1ssh.com or 610.524.5525 ext. 14.



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