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On Oct. 6, 2009, the EPA promulgated its response to the remand of the new source performance standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and satisfied the Clean Air Act section 129(a)(5) requirement to conduct a review of the standards every five years. This action promulgates amendments to the NSPS and emissions guidelines, correcting inadvertent drafting errors in the NOX and SO2 emissions limits for large hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators in the regulations, which did not correspond to the EPA’s description of the agency’s standard-setting process, correcting erroneous cross-references in the reporting and recordkeeping requirements in the NSPS, clarifying that compliance with the emission guidelines must be expeditious if a compliance extension is granted, correcting the inadvertent omission of delegation of authority provisions in the emission guidelines, correcting errors in the units' description for several emissions limits in the emission guidelines and new source performance standards, and removing extraneous text from the hydrogen chloride emissions limit for large hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators in the emission guidelines.
This rule is effective as of May 4, 2011. The Federal Register notice can be viewed by clicking on this link.