Fri September 30, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice that it has updated three chapters of the EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual concerning: cost estimation concepts and methodologyrefrigerated condensers; and incinerators/oxidizers.

Users of the Control Cost Manual can find data and equations to help estimate costs for installation, operation and maintenance of various air pollution control measures.

EPA uses include estimating the economic impacts of rulemakings, and the costs of controls such as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) under the New Source Review (NSR) Program.

Questions from the Agency include: whether the cost methodology is consistent with best practices; if the equivalent uniform annual cost method is appropriate to use; and whether items included in the definitions for capital cost, total capital investment and annual costs are valid.

Comments can be submitted through the docket and must be received on or before December 21. For more information, please contact Marie Gargas.

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