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Interactive Map of Facilities Receiving Non-Hazardous Secondary Material


Maps are available for combustion units in the related CAA proposed rules:

Under the Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials (NHSM) proposed rule combustion units that use non-hazardous secondary materials considered to be solid waste would be regulated under Clean Air Act (CAA) 129 as an incinerator.

The map identifies facilities that may receive diverted non-hazardous secondary materials considered to be solid wastes under NHSM. Diversion, mostly for disposal, would occur due to the combustion units currently using the materials as fuel or ingredients deciding to no longer use the material because they would be subject to the Clean Air Act (CAA) incinerator standards.

The diversion of secondary materials will increase the amount of non-hazardous secondary materials being sent for disposal or other uses.  This map shows the demographics around the non-hazardous US waste sites for each facility (at a 3 mile radius).

Waste Sites that May Receive Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials Diverted from Combustion that Are Not CAA 129 Incinerators
May Receive Diverted Secondary Material Due to Waste Types Accepted Other Sites that Receive Waste (non-hazardous)

At this time, if you wish to see multiple layer overlays, you must view the dataset (KMZ) in Google Earth Exit EPA

Facilities that currently burn secondary materials considered to be solid waste under the proposed NHSM rule may continue to do so following the implementation of the rule (and comply with the CAA section 129 requirements) or divert the material to disposal or beneficial use.  According to EPA’s assessment of affected units using the least cost method*, disposal is the most likely prospect for diverted secondary materials, but some specific secondary materials are more likely to be processed into a legitimate non-waste fuel or ingredient, or recycled for non-fuel applications.  The diversion of secondary materials away from combustion units will show benefits (i.e., improved air quality), but will not necessarily alleviate all the potential environmental justice concerns. 


*Under the least cost approach, the regulated entity is assumed to operate in an economically rational manner by managing the secondary material in the least costly method possible based on legal requirements.

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