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Document Title/Subject:
Proposed Rule: Pesticide Active Ingredient Production
Related Documents:
Basis and Purpose Documents and info. relevant to seven (7) specific active ingredients(See Background Information-Title III)
Signed by: Unsigned

Signature Date:

Contact:
Lalit Banker
Emission Standards Division, OAQPS
(MD-13)

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

 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division:
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS)
Submitted By:
devereux.curt
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
62FR60566 11/10/97
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
PESTICIDES
Toxics
Keywords:
Emissions
Pesticides industry
Volatile organic compounds
VOCs
Terms:
Air pollutants
Clean Air Act
CAA
Herbicides
Insecticides
Pollution prevention programs
Worker protection
Abstract:
This document contains rules proposing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the pesticide active ingredient (PAI) production source category under section 112 of the Clean Air Act as amended (CAA). The intent of the proposed standard is to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from existing and new facilities that manufacture PAI used in herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Facilities which only formulate or repackage pesticide products would not be subject to these standards. The proposed standards protect human health and the environment by reducing HAP emissions to the level corresponding to the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) through the use of pollution prevention measures and control strategies. The major HAPs emitted by facilities covered by this proposed rule include toluene, methanol, methyl chloride, and hydrogen chloride (HCl). All of these pollutants can cause reversible or irreversible toxic effects following exposur e. The proposed rule is estimated to reduce HAP emissions from existing facilities by 5,150 megagrams per year (Mg/yr). (197 pages in PDF)

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