RICE NESHAP Environmental Protection Agency

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Update on Rulemaking Status of Emergency (Backup) Generators – Emergency Demand Response For Up to 100 Hours Per Year Remains in...

For those operations that use emergency (backup) generators as part of a demand response program, a recent court decision will allow you to continue such use for up to a total of 100 hours per year, at least until May 1,...more

EPA Amends Standards for Emissions from Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines Rules will impact emergency engines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued final amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE). The...more

EPA Issues Final Rule Impacting Emergency Generators, Including Those In Use For Demand Response Programs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has finalized amendments to its rules governing reciprocating internal combustion engines, including those used at many commercial and industrial facilities as a backup power...more

Emergency Engines – Promised EPA Rule Relaxes Allowance for Emergency Engines to Operate Under Demand Response Programs, But...

On January 14, 2013, EPA signed final revisions to the RICE NESHAP (and related NSPS for consistency) allowing for expanded use of emergency engines in non-emergency situations. The action bans peak shaving by emergency...more

EPA Finalizes Emission Standards After Stakeholder Input

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized the 2010 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE NESHAP) on January 14. The standards regulate stationary...more

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