Question # 50

50. A facility in a NAICS code beginning with 2211 (Electric Utilities) combusts refuse-derived fuel. During the reporting year, the facility combusts small amounts of oil-contaminated debris to produce electricity for distribution into commerce. Is the facility covered by EPCRA section 313?
No. Facilities in NAICS codes beginning with 2211 are only covered by EPCRA section 313 if they combust coal and/or oil for the purpose of generating power for distribution in commerce. ‘Coal and/or oil’ does not include non-hazardous oil-contaminated debris. Since the facility is in a NAICS code beginning with 2211, but does not combust coal or oil, it is not covered by EPCRA section 313.

Additional Details

Question # 50 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions & Answers 2019 Consolidation Document (PDF)(413 pp, 2.4 MB, April 2019)
ID 19-050 Status Current
Category 1. Determining Whether or Not to Report: Facility Subcategory 1.A. Types of Facilities That Must Report
Keyword(s) Coal or Oil, Electricity Generating Facility (EGF), Fuel
Prior Q&A [Archived] Question Number 20, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A
Updated SIC codes to NAICS codes