Portland Cement Manufacturing
Dec. 20, 2012 - EPA finalizes amendments to the agency’s 2010 air toxics rules for Portland cement manufacturing. The amended rule will maintain dramatic emission reductions from existing cement kilns across the country, while ensuring that emissions from new kilns remain low.
EPA is reducing harmful air pollution from the Portland cement industry through regulations that rely on current technologies to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants, such as mercury, acid gases and total hydrocarbons, along with emissions of particulate matter (also known as particle pollution).
The regulations apply to both existing and new Portland cement facilities that do not burn hazardous waste or non-hazardous secondary materials as fuels. Cement facilities using those fuels are covered by separate regulations.
Basic information – Information about sources of emissions in the Portland cement industry
Regulatory Actions – Links to proposed and final rules, fact sheets and other related documents.
Technical Information - Technical documents related to the Portland cement regulations.