OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Mineral Wool Production: Final Rule
|Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner
Signature Date: 5/13/99
Policy Analysis and Communications Staff (OAQPS)
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Hazardous air pollutants
Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Clean Air Act
This action promulgates national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing sources in mineral wool production facilities.
Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the facilities covered by this rule include carbonyl sulfide (COS), nine hazardous metals, formaldehyde, and phenol. Exposure to these HAPs may be associated with adverse carcinogenic, respiratory, nervous system, dermal, developmental, and/or reproductive health effects.
The EPA estimates that the final rule will reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs from these facilities by 46 megagrams per year (Mg/yr) (51 tons per year (tpy)). In addition, emissions of particulate matter (PM) will be reduced by approximately 186 Mg/yr (205 tpy).