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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Center for Combustion Science & Engineering

The Region 6 Center for Combustion Science and Engineering (CCSE) is a team of multi-disciplined professionals who strive to provide quality technical expertise to agency and non-agency stakeholders. Optimal operations of combustion units can be achieved while ensuring local communities protection of human health and the environment.

The team's goal is to provide consistency in implementation of EPA's Combustion Strategy via contributions to national guidance development as well as peer review and work share agreements with the Region 6 States, who are delegated to implement federal programs (i.e., RCRA) and who may also have more stringent State environmental regulations. In addition, the CCSE team shares information and expertise gained from work within Region 6 with other EPA Regions and corresponding State Agencies, upon request and through training classes offered in Region 6.

Areas of expertise relating to hazardous waste combustion include sampling and analysis methodology evaluation and selection, data usability determinations, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping, air dispersion modeling, modeling for and evaluation of human health and ecological risks, and risk management strategy development.

The Hazardous Waste Combustion MACT EEE Training was held in Dallas during the week of November 3,2008. The training was conducted by the contractor ENSR/AECOM and about 50 people from both EPA and states attended the training. The training focused on combustion basics, history of the HWC regulations, requirements for the various categories of the combustors, permitting process, and special topics incorporating MACT testing and RCRA trial burns.

For additional information contact Harry Shah at (214-665-6457) or email: shah.harry@epa.gov

RCRA Air Emissions Training Workshop, 40 CFR Parts 264/265, Subparts AA/BB/CC held in Dallas, Tx on March 25-26, 2008
RCRA Permit Writer's Training Workshop, held in Dallas, Texas in March 2007

Requests for project specific technical assistance from the CCSE team may be submitted to:

Kishor Fruitwala, Ph. D., P.E.
Chief, RCRA Facility Assessment Section, (6PD-A)
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 665-6669

See also Combustion Activities and Permitting in Region 6

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