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Document Title/Subject:
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing: Final Rule
Related Documents:
Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner

Signature Date: 5/13/99

Contact:
Mary Johnson
(919) 541-5025

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

 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division:
Policy Analysis and Communications Staff (OAQPS)
Submitted By:
hemby.james
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Toxics
Keywords:
Emissions
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs
Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
MACTs
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NESHAPs
Terms:
Air pollutants
Air quality
Chemicals
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental policy
Regulations
Toxic substances
Abstract:
This action promulgates national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing sources in wool fiberglass manufacturing facilities. This action also adds Method 316 and Method 318 for the measurement of formaldehyde from wool fiberglass manufacturing lines.

The hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted by the facilities covered by this rule include compounds of three metals (arsenic, chromium, lead) and three organic HAPs (formaldehyde, phenol, and methanol). Exposure to these HAPs can cause reversible or irreversible health effects including carcinogenic, respiratory, nervous system, developmental, reproductive, and/or dermal health effects.

The EPA estimates the final rule will reduce nationwide emissions of HAPs from these facilities by 530 megagrams per year (Mg/yr) (580 tons per year [ton/yr]), an approximate 30 percent reduction from the current level of emissions. In addition, the rule will achieve an estimated 760 Mg/yr (840 ton/yr) of particulate matter (PM) reductions.

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