EPA flips on Trump-era plan to exempt pyrolysis from CAA regs

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it has withdrawn a provision from its proposed rule for Other Solid Waste Incineration Units to remove an exemption for pyrolysis and combustion units. These units are often used to recycle plastics or other hard-to-destroy chemicals.

Regulatory background

Section 129 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develop and adopt New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and emissions guidelines for the waste management industry.

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