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Question Number: 20, 1998 EPCRA 313 Q&A: Coal or Oil; Electricity Generating Facility; Fuel; Oil-Contaminated Debris

20. A facility in SIC code 4939 combusts refuse-derived fuel. During the reporting year, the facility combusts small amounts of oil-contaminated debris to produce electricity for distribution into commerce. Is the facility covered by EPCRA Section 313?
No. Facilities in SIC codes 4911, 4931, or 4939 are only covered by EPCRA Section 313 if they combust coal and/or oil for the purpose of generating power for distribution in commerce. 'Coal and/or oil' does not include non-hazardous oil-contaminated debris. Since the facility is in SIC code 4939, but does not combust coal or oil, it is not covered by EPCRA Section 313.