EPA Amends Standards for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

February 5, 2013

Author: William F. Harrison, Esq. and Erin K. Phalon, Esq. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE). The regulation applies to owners and operators of existing and new stationary RICE at major and area sources of hazardous air pollutant emissions. The rules will impact stationary engines that generate electricity and power equipment at industrial, agricultural, oil and gas production and power generation facilities. EPA states that the rulemaking will reduce emissions of pollutants including hazardous air pollutants (HAP), carbon monoxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds. View the article (pdf) For the full text of the amended rule, which appeared in the January 30, 2013 Federal Register, please click here.