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Guideline A-7: Air Pollution Control, Design and Operation Guidelines for Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Facilities, has been revised and renamed as “Air Pollution Control, Design and Operation Guidelines for Municipal Waste Thermal Treatment Facilities”. Guideline A-7 was updated to revise references to legislation and other documents that have changed since the Guideline was last revised and provide specific updates as follows.

For thermal treatment facilities (except cement and lime kilns burning municipal waste):

  • more stringent emission limits for cadmium, lead, nitrogen oxides, organic matter and particulate matter to reflect requirements in other jurisdictions as well as capability of current technologies;
  • new emission limits for opacity and carbon monoxide are added;
  • allow special considerations for experimental units;
  • allow special considerations for small units in remote locations in northern Ontario; and,
  • provide more guidance on continuous or long-term monitoring requirements as well as handling of data obtained from these systems.

For cement and lime kilns burning municipal waste as an alternate fuel:

  • new emission limit for particulate;
  • more stringent limits for cadmium and lead to be considered when setting site specific limits that take into consideration existing emissions using existing fossil fuels and existing raw materials; and,
  • additional guidance for the determination of site specific emission limits for cement kilns using municipal waste as an alternate fuel.

EBR Registry Number:

010-5887

  • Jessica Yuan

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