OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
Secondary Aluminum Production: Air Toxics Standards: Final Rule
|Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner
Signature Date: 12/15/99
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules,
EPA Document Number:
65 FR 15690, March 23, 2000
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Hazardous air pollutants
Metal processing industry
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Secondary Aluminum Production
Clean Air Act
On Dec. 15, 1999, EPA issued a final rule to reduce hazardous air pollutants emitted from secondary aluminum production plants. Air toxics, also known as hazardous air pollutants, are those pollutants known to cause or suspected of causing cancer or other serious health effects.
Secondary aluminum plants recover aluminum from scrap such as beverage cans, foundry returns, other aluminum scrap, and dross. Air toxics are released from preprocessing operations such as aluminum scrap shredding, thermal chip drying, scrap drying/decoating/ delacquering; and furnace operations (i.e., melting, holding, refining, fluxing, or alloying).