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December 21, 2012

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BCSE Statement in Response to the EPA Finalizing 
Clean Air Standards for Industrial Boilers 

WASHINGTON, DC — The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) issued the following statement from BCSE President Lisa Jacobson in reaction to the Environmental Protection Agency issuing final changes to Clean Air Act standards for major and area source boilers and commercial/ industrial solid waste incinerators.  

“The Council appreciates the EPA’s effort throughout the rule to emphasize the role energy efficiency can play in reducing emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) in a cost-effective manner. 

We specifically commend the EPA allowing emissions averaging for units that elect to comply with the output-based standards and for providing clear direction on how a facility may opt simultaneously for output-based emissions limitations and emissions averaging. 

The Council further commends the EPA for clarifying that coal-fired facilities seeking to incorporate clean and efficient combined heat and power (CHP) or waste heat recovery (WHR) are eligible for a one-year compliance extension. We thank EPA for this clarification and believe that treating CHP and WHR as controls in this manner may encourage facilities to pursue these technologies, which will ultimately lead to greater fuel savings and emission reductions.”