OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Generic MACT: Fact Sheet
|Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner
Signature Date: 05/14/99
Policy Analysis and Communications Staff (OAQPS)
EPA Document Number:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Hazardous air pollutants
Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Clean Air Act
This rule establishes EPA's "generic MACT standards" program for setting national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean Air Act (Act) for certain small source categories consisting of five or fewer major sources. As part of this generic MACT program, EPA is establishing an alternative methodology for making maximum achievable control technology (MACT) determinations for appropriate small categories by referring to previous MACT standards that have been promulgated for similar sources in other categories.
This consolidated rulemaking package includes promulgated MACT standards developed within the generic MACT framework for four specific source categories for which NESHAP are required: acetal resins (AR) production, acrylic and modacrylic fiber (AMF) production, hydrogen fluoride (HF) production, and polycarbonate(s) (PC) production. This fact sheet explains these four rules in "plain language".