Assessment of the Potential Costs, Benefits, and Other Impacts of the Expansion of the RCRA Comparable Fuel Exclusion, Proposed Rule.
Under the comparable fuels exclusions (CFE) rule established by EPA in September 1998 (the 1998 CFE Rule), any hazardous waste-derived fuel that met certain specifications comparable to fossil fuels, such as levels of hazardous constituents, viscosity, and heating value, would be exempt from the regulatory definition of hazardous waste as long as affected facilities complied with requirements delineated by the rule regarding sampling and analysis, notification and certification, and recordkeeping. EPA is now proposing a rule to expand this exclusion to include fuels that are produced from a hazardous waste but which generate emissions when burned in an industrial boiler that are effectively comparable to emissions from burning fuel oil.
|Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response|
|Economics, Methods & Risk Analysis Division|
|Office of Solid Waste|
|Luben, Lyn D.|
|Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc)|