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Rule and Implementation Information for Polymers & Resins IV

Announcements:
  • On January 31, 2014 EPA finalized amendments to three air toxics standards that cover Group IV Polymers and Resins, Pesticide Active Ingredient Production, and Polyether polyols Production.  See the tables below for the final rule, or the fact sheet summarizing the revisions.

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Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rule Notices

Date Citation Action Description File Download
01/31/14 not yet published Final Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions:Group IV Polymers and Resins; Pesticide Active Ingredient Production; and Polyether Polyols Production; Residual Risk and Technology - Final Rule
03/21/12 77 FR 16508 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions:Group IV Polymers and Resins; Pesticide Active Ingredient Production; and Polyether Polyols Production; Residual Risk and Technology - Reopening of public comment period
01/09/12 77 FR 1267 Proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions:Group IV Polymers and Resins; Pesticide Active Ingredient Production; and Polyether Polyols Production; Residual Risk and Technology - Proposed Rule
07/16/01 66 FR 36924 Final Rule
Amendments
Final technical amendments to certain portions of the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for Group I Polymers and Resins; and the NESHAP for Group IV Polymers and Resins, which were promulgated in September 1996.
02/23/01 66 FR 11233 Final Rule Amendment Final Rule Amendment to indefinitely stay the current compliance date of February 27, 2001, for the provisions pertaining to process contact cooling towers (PCCT) for existing affected sources producing poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET) using the continuous terephthalic acid (TPA) high viscosity multiple end finisher process.
10/16/00 65 FR 64161 Withdrawal of Direct Final Withdraw to indefinitely stay the compliance date for the process contact cooling tower (PCCT) provisions for existing affected sources producing poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) using the continuous terephthalic acid (TPA) high viscosity multiple end finisher process.
08/29/00 65 FR 52319 Direct Final Stay of Compliance
06/19/00 65 FR 38030 Final Rule;amendments National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Group I Polymers and Resins; and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Group IV Polymers and Resins
Part 2
Part 3
05/07/99 64 FR 24511 Notice Withdrawal of amendment in direct final rule due to adverse comment for NESHAP: Production Facilities (Group I and IV) and Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) From the Polymer Manufacturing Industry
03/09/99 64 FR 11555 Proposed Amendments NESHAP: Polymer and Resin Production Facilities (Group I and IV) and Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) From the Polymer Manufacturing Industry
03/09/99 64 FR 11535 Direct Final Rule Polymer and Resin Production Facilities (Group I and IV) and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) From the Polymer Manufacturing Industry
03/09/99 64 FR 11559 Proposed Rule NESHAP: Polymer and Resin Production Facilities (Group I and IV) and Polyether Polyols Production
3/31/98 63 FR 15345 Proposed Rule Proposed ot Extend Compliance Date for PET High Viscosity Multiple End Finishers to 2/27/01 PDF icon
02/27/98 63 FR 9944 Final Rule Correction Corrects Effective Date of Final Rule Under Congressional Review ActPDF Icon
07/15/97 62 FR 37720 Final Rule, Correcting Amendment Amend Equipment Leak Provisions of P&R IV.
06/06/97 62 FR 31038 Proposed Rule Propose to extend Compliance Date for Equipment Leaks at PET Producers to no later than 9/12/99 PDF icon
06/06/97 62 FR 30993 Direct Final Rule Extended Compliance Date for Equipment Leaks at PET Producers to no later than 9/12/99 PDF icon
01/14/97 62 FR 1869 Proposed Rule Amendment Compliance Date Extensions for Heat Exchange Systems & Equipment Leaks. PDF icon
01/14/97 62 FR 1835 Direct Final Amendment Compliance Date Extensions for Heat Exchange Systems & Equipment Leaks. PDF icon
10/18/96 61 FR 54342 Correction Notice Correction Notice to the Promulgation Preamble PDF Icon
09/12/96 61 FR 48208 Final Rule Promulgation of Final Rule PDF Icon
03/29/95 60 FR 16090 Proposed Rule Preamble for Proposed Rule without Language Zip Icon

NOTES: Citations not marked with an asterisk are to the page where the regulatory text begins. Citations marked with an asterisk do not contain preamble text and are to the page where the entry begins.  All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) files unless otherwise indicated.

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Technical Information

Basis and Purpose Documents

05/96 Basis & Purpose - Polymer/Resins IV Group: Promulgation, Response to Comments Document (EPA-453/R-96-001b) Zip Icon
03/95 Basis & Purpose - Polymer/Resins IV Group: Proposal Document (EPA-453/R-95-004a) Zip Icon

 

FACT Sheets

01/31/2014 FACT SHEET - Amendments to Group IV Polymers and Resins, Pesticide Active Ingredient Production, and Polyether polyols Production.
06/20/1996 FACT SHEET - Polymers & Resins IV NESHAP
03/17/1995 FACT SHEET - Proposed Polymers & Resins IV NESHAP

 

Economic Analysis

May 1996 Economic Impact Analysis for the Polymers & Resins IV NESHAP - Final, (EPA-452/R-96-009)

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Implementation Information

Compliance and Enforcement Information  

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