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Document Title/Subject:
Rubber Tire Manufacturing: Proposed Air Toxics Rule
Related Documents:
Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner

Signature Date: September 15, 2000

Contact:
Mr. Anthony Wayne
(919) 541-5439
e-mail: wayne.tony@epa.gov

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fr_notices/rubberfr.pdf
URL(s):

 

Regulatory Authority:
Title III
Division/Director:
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Submitted By:
Wayne.tony
OGC Contact:
Paul Cort
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5573
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
Keywords:
Hazardous air pollutants
HAP
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NESHAP
Maximum achievable control technology
MACT

rubber tire
Terms:
Clean Air Act
CAA
Abstract:
The rulemaking proposes to apply MACT (maximum achievable control technology) requirements to major sources that produce rubber tires and/or their components. There are 43 major sources in this source category owned by 14 companies. The emission sources include rubber processing, cement and solvent usage, tire cord production, and puncture sealant application. Hexane, toluene, formaldehyde, styrene, and methanol are the primary pollutants emitted by these sources. The proposed standards are based on the minimum control requirements of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (i.e., the MACT floor). The largest emissions source at these plants is the use of solvents and cements to hold the tire components together during the manufacturing process until the tire is formed and cured. The proposed standards for this source are based on the use of pollution prevention techniques to reduce the use of air toxic-containing solvents and cements to almost zero.

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