Compliance Certification: Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Boiler

File before you install and operate a boiler rated at between 10 million and 40 million British Thermal Units per hour (Btu/hr).

MassDEP Commercial, Industrial & Institutional Boiler Contacts

Online

Boilers Needing Plan Approvals: Marc Cohen, 617-292-5873 marc.cohen@state.ma.us 
Boilers Subject to Compliance Certification: Kevin Tyson, 617-292-5705 kevin.tyson@state.ma.us 

The Details

How to submit

Send forms to:

MassDEP - ERP Boilers
P.O. Box 120-165
Boston, MA 02112-0165

See below for details.

Next steps

  1. What to Know

    In most cases, anyone planning to install and operate a commercial, industrial, or institutional boiler needs to either:

    • Certify compliance with specific requirements and performance standards in advance, or
    • Apply to MassDEP for an Air Plan Approval.

    Some temporary boilers may be installed without site-specific permits from MassDEP, subject to specific emissions and operating limits, and record-keeping requirements ("Permits by Rule"). See Air Plan Approval Applications to learn more.

      Eligible
    to Certify
    Not Eligible &
    May Need
    Plan Approval
    Operating
    Permit
    ?
     
    Not Subject to
    OP Requirements
    Has or Needs
    an OP
    Boiler
    Rating
    10 million -
    40 million
    Btu/hr
    3 million +
    Btu/hr
    Boiler
    Fuel(s)
    Natural gas
    Ultra-low sulfur
    distillate oil
    Distillate fuel oil
    Natural gas
    Propane
    Residual fuel oil
    Solid fuel
    Landfill gas
    Digester gas
    Used oil
    Date
    Installed
    After
    9/14/2001
    N/A

    Complete the Boiler Non-Applicability Form below for your own records and to provide to MassDEP upon request ONLY if you are exempt from the compliance certification requirement. You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  2. Review the Workbook & Instructions

    Learn about your environmental obligations and how to complete your compliance certification.

  3. Complete & Sign Your Certification

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  4. Prepare a Return to Compliance Plan, if Necessary

    Complete and submit this form if your facility is NOT in compliance with a particular requirement at the time you certify.

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

  5. Mail the Applicable Forms to MassDEP

    Send forms to:

    MassDEP - ERP Boilers
    P.O. Box 120-165
    Boston, MA 02112-0165

Contact

Online

Boilers Needing Plan Approvals: Marc Cohen, 617-292-5873 marc.cohen@state.ma.us 
Boilers Subject to Compliance Certification: Kevin Tyson, 617-292-5705 kevin.tyson@state.ma.us 

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