1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A, Question # 491

491. Many pulp and paper mills burn wood for on-site electricity and may trigger manufacturing thresholds when one naturally occurring compound changes to another (e.g., copper or manganese compounds change to copper or manganese oxides). Does EPA publish emission factors for metals manufactured from the burning of trees?
Emission factors provided in Section 1.6 - Wood Waste Combustion in Boilers of EPA’s document AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors can be used to calculate emissions for metal manufactured from the burning of trees. However, if a facility has better readily available information that would enable the facility to more accurately calculate the emissions generated, the facility should use that information.

Additional Details

Question # 491 Source EPCRA Section 313 Questions and Answers (Revised 1998 Version) (PDF)(306 pp, 3.4 MB, November 1998)
ID 98-491 Status Archived
Category 4. Completing the Form R: Releases and Waste Management Calculations Subcategory 4.A. Releases of the Toxic Chemical
Keyword(s) Emissions Factors, Pulp and Paper Mills
Updated Q&A Question Number 577
Prior Source: Spring Training 1998 Type of Change: No Change to the Original - No Change to the Original indicates that either no change was made between the original Q"A and the 1998 version of the Q"A or that the only edits that were made involved punctuation changes. Description of Substantive Edits: NA - NA indicates no substantive edits were made to the original Question and Answer.