1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A, Question # 20

20. A facility in SIC code 4939 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 SIC codes 4911, 4931, or 4939 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 SIC code 4939, but does not combust coal or oil, it is not covered by EPCRA Section 313.

Additional Details

Question # 20 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers (Revised 1998 Version) (PDF)(306 pp, 3.4 MB, November 1998)
ID 98-020 Status Archived
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, Oil-Contaminated Debris
Updated Q&A Question Number 50
Prior Source: IG Letter 4/9/98 - An IG Letter indicates that the source of the 1998 Q"A is an EPCRA section 313 interpretive guidance letter. Type of Change: Converted to Q"A Format Description of Substantive Edits: NA - NA indicates no substantive edits were made to the original Question and Answer.