NESHAP: Surface Coating of Autos and Light-Duty Trucks; Surface Coating of Misc. Metal Parts & Prods

Published in the November 2019 issue of North American Government News

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to address the results of the residual risk and technology reviews (RTRs) they are required to conduct in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA). These RTRs regard three National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 1) for Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks (ALDT), 2) for Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (MMPP), and 3) for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products (PPP).

EPA is proposing to find the risks due to emissions of air toxins from these source categories under the current standards are acceptable and the standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health, and proposing no revisions to the numerical emission limits based on these analyses. In addition, EPA is proposing to amend provisions addressing emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM); to amend provisions regarding electronic reporting of performance test results; to amend provisions regarding monitoring requirements; and to make miscellaneous clarifying and technical corrections. This notice also proposes technical corrections to the NESHAP for Surface Coating of Large Appliances; NESHAP for Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and NESHAP for Surface Coating of Metal Furniture.
Comments must be received on or before December 16, 2019.  Agency Contact: Ms. J. Kaye Whitfield (919) 541–2509.

PUBLISHED: 11/1//2019; ACTION: NRPM; REFERENCE: 48 FR 58936; REG: 40 CFR Part 63. 

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