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Document Title/Subject:
Tire Production: Source Category List for Hexochlorobenzene: Notice
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Signed by: Robert Perciasepe, Assistant Administator for Air and Radiation

Signature Date: July 27, 2000

Anthony Wayne - (919) 541-5439



Regulatory Authority:
Title I (section 112)
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Submitted By:
OGC Contact:
Paul Cort
OGC Phone#:
(202) 564-5573
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Revision/Clarification Notices,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Subject Category:
Hazardous air pollutants

Rubber Tires
Air pollutants
This notice provides information on recent findings that there are no hexochlorobenzene (HCB) emissions from tire production. Tire production was listed in the Federal Register on April 10, 1998 as a source category for regulation to meet the requirements of section 112(c)(6) of the Clean Air Act. The April 10 notice listed tire production as a major contributor of HCB emissions based on information available at that time. Today's notice also explains that these recent findings on HCB emissions from tire production do not result in a need to list other source categories which emit HCB to meet the requirements of section 112(c)(6).

We are notifying the public that the April 10, 1998 HCB emission information associated with the tire manufacturing source category, specifically the 0.435 tons/yr, should be 0.0 tons/yr. We are also advising the public that the two remaining source categories, chlorinated solvent production and pesticide manufacture, therefore, comprise 100 percent of the contribution of HCB.

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