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Title:RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS FROM CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL REGARDING VARIOUS ISSUES ON THE COMBUSTION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
RCRA Online Number:14238
Date:07/30/1997
To:Anderson
From:Cotsworth
Organization of Recipient:EPA Region 9
Description: Controlled flame combustion refers to a steady-state, or near steady-state, process wherein fuel and/or oxidizer feed rates are controlled. Fluidized bed devices are incinerators. Catalytic converters are regulated as miscellaneous units if the reaction ceases without the catalyst. The use of a catalyst to enhance traditional combustion would not allow classification as a miscellaneous unit. Systems operating outside the limits of flammability (i.e., a flame is never formed) are not incinerators. The process not the product determines a unit's classification. Syngas that is hazardous waste derived is subject to regulation if used as a fuel unless the comparable fuels exemption applies (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 33782; 6/19/98).
Regulatory Citation(s) : 260.10, 261.4(a)(17), 264.340, 264.600, 265.340 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Burning; Combustion of Hazardous Waste; Incineration; Miscellaneous Units
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): 9488.1997(01)
Official OSW Policy:Yes

 

 
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