OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing: 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 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.