Guide for Industrial Waste ManagementChapter 5: Protecting Air (PDF) (46 pp, 250K, About PDF)
This chapter begins with an introduction to federal airborne emission programs, including the Clean Air Act, and describes how they apply to industrial solid waste. The Industrial Waste Air (IWAIR) model is also presented as a tool for assessing risks associated with inhalation of ambient air. Finally, this chapter includes an explanation of emission control techniques for particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
This chapter helps to answer the following questions:
- Is a particular facility subject to Clean Air Act requirements?
- What is an air risk assessment?
- Do waste management units pose risks from volatile air emissions?
- What controls will reduce particulate and volatile emissions from a facility?
State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators (STAPPA) &
Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials' (ALAPCO) Website with a listing of EPA regional and state air pollution control agencies.
U.S. EPA Support Center for Regulatory Air Models (SCRAM) Website. Provides a source of information on atmospheric dispersion models that support regulatory programs required by the Clean Air Act. Documentation and guidance for the computerized models are a major feature of the web site.
U.S. EPA's Air Toxics Website with information on the basic facts about
air toxics; rules and implementation; national air toxic assessment; urban,
great water, and regional programs; and education and outreach.
U.S. EPA's clearinghouse for source characterization models including
AP-42, CHEMDAT8, and LAEEM.