Air toxics provisions of the Clean Air Act: Potential impacts on energy
This report provides an overview of the provisions of the Clean Air Act and its Amendments of 1990 that identify hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions and addresses their regulation by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It defines the major energy sector sources of these HAPs that would be affected by the regulations. Attention is focused on regulations that would cover coke oven emissions; chromium emission from industrial cooling towers and the electroplating process; HAP emissions from tank vessels, asbestos-related activities, organic solvent use, and ethylene oxide sterilization; and emissions of air toxics from municipal waste combustors. The possible implications of Title III regulations for the coal, natural gas, petroleum, uranium, and electric utility industries are examined. The report discusses five major databases of HAP emissions: (1) TRI (EPA`s Toxic Release Inventory); (2) PISCES (Power Plant Integrated Systems: Chemical Emissions Studies developed by the Electric Power Research Institute); (3) 1985 Emissions Inventory on volatile organic compounds (used for the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program); (4) Particulate Matter Species Manual (EPA); and (5) Toxics Emission Inventory (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). It also offers information on emission control technologies for municipal waste combustors.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
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- Other Information: PBD: Nov 1991
- Research Org:
- Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment and Information Sciences Div.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; US CLEAN AIR ACT; COKE OVENS; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; COOLING TOWERS; MUNICIPAL WASTES; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; AIR POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; TOXINS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; REGULATIONS; ASBESTOS; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; POLLUTION CONTROL; DATA ANALYSIS; ENERGY 290300; 293000; 540120; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY; POLICY, LEGISLATION, AND REGULATION; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT
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