This compliance assistance manual serves as a road map of information on federal environmental programs and federal and state agency roles. Air, water, hazardous waste, accident prevention and release reporting are examples of requirements that might apply. This manual, like a road map, does not contain all the details of the federal and state statutes and regulations. Ethanol facility operators need to review the applicable statutes and regulations.
There are many federal environmental requirements that apply to ethanol production facilities. State environmental agencies may take the lead in implementing federal environmental programs and may have state requirements in addition to federal environmental requirements. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies work in partnership and are available to answer questions about applicability of environmental requirements to individual ethanol production facilities.
INTRODUCTION * I.1 Requirement for Renewable Fuels * I.2 Renewable Fuel Standard Program * I.3 Brief Overview of Ethanol Production Process * CHAPTER 1 * WHAT LAWS APPLY WHEN I'M CONSTRUCTING OR MODIFYING AN ETHANOL PLANT? * 1.1 National Environmental Policy Act * 1.2 Clean Air Act * 1.3 Clean Water Act * 1.4 Safe Drinking Water Act * 1.5 Pollution Prevention Act * CHAPTER 2 * WHAT LAWS APPLY TO OPERATING AN ETHANOL PLANT? * 2.1 Clean Air Act * 2.2 Emergency Planning And Community Right To Know Act * 2.3 Clean Water Act * 2.4 Safe Drinking Water Act * 2.5 Resource Conservation And Recovery Act - Hazardous Waste * APPENDICES * APPENDIX A - SUMMARY OF LAWS PERTAINING TO ETHANOL PRODUCTION AND WHO TO CONTACT * APPENDIX B- EMERGENCY PLANNING * APPENDIX C - CLEAN AIR ACT SECTON 112 (r) - PREVENTION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS * APPENDIX D - DEFINITIONS OF ACRONYMS APPENDIX E - NEPA PROCESS * APPENDIX F- DO I NEED A FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN?