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Fact Sheet for Proposed Amendments to the Wood Furniture NESHAP
|Signed by: Unsigned
Signature Date: June 18, 1998
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS)
EPA Document Number:
AIRENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCYToxics
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
MACTs National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Air pollutantsClean Air Act
CAA RegulationsToxic substances
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to its final rule to regulate hazardous air pollutant emissions from wood furniture manufacturing operations. The final rule was issued on December 7, 1998. Hazardous air pollutants, also known as air toxics, are pollutants which are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as birth defects or reproductive effects.
The proposed amendments would clarify that the requirements related to organic solvents used in the wood furniture manufacturing process are limited to those organic solvents which are hazardous air pollutants, and would clarify requirements relating to the tracking system within the facility for the hazardous air pollutants of potential concern (i.e., the formulation assessment plan).