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Status Update by South Coast Air Quality Management District on IES Romoland’s Permit California Integrated Waste Management Board Meeting September 20,

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1 Status Update by South Coast Air Quality Management District on IES Romoland’s Permit California Integrated Waste Management Board Meeting September 20, 2005 Mohsen Nazemi, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer Jay Chen, Senior Manager

2 9/20/05South Coast AQMD2 IES Romoland Pyrolysis System Permit Applied for permit with SCAQMD in January 2005 to conduct trial burn on post-recycle MSW. SCAQMD issued a temporary Research Permit in March 2005 to allow for a limited operation to conduct source tests. Permit Summary/Status: –Allowed a maximum of 32 tons/day of MSW for up to 18 days of operation –Required source testing for criteria and toxic pollutants –Source tests completed in June/July 2005 at 1.25 tons/hr and report submitted in August 2005 –Source test report is presently under review and results are only considered preliminary

3 9/20/05South Coast AQMD3 Preliminary Emissions data Criteria Pollutants PollutantsPyrolysis, lb/hrBurners, lb/hrTotal, lb/hr CO NOx SOx ROG PM

4 9/20/05South Coast AQMD4 Preliminary Emissions Data Toxic Air Contaminants TACPyrolysis, lb/hrTACPyrolysis, lb/hr Dioxins4.96x10 -9 Benzene8.46x10 -4 Furans4.50x10 -8 Mercury2.82x10 -6 Arsenic5.29x10 -7 Cadmium7.93x10 -7 Nickel1.22x10 -5 Preliminary Health Risk Estimates Project Specific (Limited Operation) Cancer Risk – Residential1.75 in 1 million Cancer Risk – Commercial0.37 in 1 million Hazard Index – Acute< 1 Hazard Index – Chronic< 1

5 9/20/05South Coast AQMD5 Preliminary Comparison of Controlled Emissions between IES and WTE Facilities in South Coast (lbs/ton of MSW Feed) PollutantsIES RomolandWTE Average CO NOx SOx ROG PM TACs Dioxins/Furans4.00x x10 -8 Arsenic1.76x x10 -5 Nickel4.08x x10 -4 Mercury2.26x x10 -4 Cadmium6.34x x10 -7 Lead1.15x x10 -5

6 9/20/05South Coast AQMD6 Criteria Pollutants Emissions, lbs/ton

7 9/20/05South Coast AQMD7 TAC Emissions, lbs/ton (x10 8 ) (x10 5 )(x10 4 ) (x10 7 )(x10 5 )


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