WESTAR Comments – Large Municipal Waste Combustors

On March 25, 2024, WESTAR submitted a comment letter to EPA on their proposed rule regarding large municipal waste combustors. WESTAR commented specifically in favor of the proposal to exclude air curtain incinerators from Title V requirements when they are used to burn wood waste, yard waste, and clean lumber and are not located at a major source or subject to title V for other reasons.

EPA releases grant guidance for planning grants under CPRG

On March 1, 2023, EPA released grant program guidance for $250 million in planning grants under the IRA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program to states, metropolitan areas, Tribes and territories. The grants are phase 1 of the program and are for developing plans that include strategies for reducing pollution. More information can be found here.

Important dates for Phase 1:

States must submit notice of intent to apply by March 31, 2023 and grant applications by April 28, 2023

The 67 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S. must submit notice of intent to apply by April 28, 2023 and grant applications by May 31, 2023.

Tribes and territories must submit grant applications by June 15, 2023.

Awards will be made in the summer of 2023.