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EPA's Region 6 Office

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


Chapter 7 of the RCRA Orientation Manual presents an overview of the Combustion Program. The CCSE Team has developed a Permit Writer's Guide to assist agency staff in conducting reviews of trial burn plans and the associated quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) plans, RCRA Part B permit applications, and trial burn test reports.

The CCSE Team is in the process of completing draft risk assessment reports for combustion facilities in the state of Louisiana, as part of their Work-Share Agreement. The links to the following projects contain only the text portion of the report for each facility. For comprehensive data and information pertinent to each risk assessment including the risk model project files (available on CDrom), please contact the CCSE Section Chief, Kishor Fruitwala.

Angus Chemical and Angus Errata
DSM Co-Polymer
Rubicon (Pending Modifications and Retesting)
BASF(Pending MACT Testing of incinerator units)
Dow Chemical(Pending MACT Testing of incinerator units)
Georgia Gulf
Union Carbide

EPA Region 6 performed a screening combustion risk assessment in Midlothian, Texas prior to issuance of the current Combustion Risk Assessment Guidance Documents.This effort was titled "Midlothian Texas Risk Assessment" and estimated the cancer risk and potential non-cancer health effects associated with emissions from Chaparral Steel Company, North Texas Cement Company, Texas Industries, and Holnam Texas, L.P. As part of this assessment, EPA conducted an Animal Health Survey (for Midlothian, Texas).

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