OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Generic MACT -- Final Rule
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Emission Standards Division (OAQPS)
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules
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Hazardous air pollutants
acetyl resins hydrogen fluoride acrylic/modacrylic polycarbonates
This action promulgates the consolidated rulemaking proposal published on October 14, 1998 (63 FR 55178). This rule establishes our "generic MACT standards" program for setting national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (Act) for certain small source categories consisting of five or fewer major sources. As part of this generic MACT program, we are 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. The basic purposes of the generic MACT program are to use public and private sector resources efficiently, and to promote regulatory consistency and predictability in MACT standards development.
This consolidated rulemaking package includes promulgated MACT standards that have been developed within the generic MACT framework for four specific source categories that are included on our list of 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.