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Document Title/Subject:
Methyl Ethyl Ketone: Proposed Rule to Removal from Regulation as a Toxic Air Pollutant
Related Documents:
Proposed Rule
Signed by: Unsigned

Signature Date: May 22, 2003

Contact:
Kelly Rimer
919-541-2962

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



 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division/Director:
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Submitted By:
rimer.kelly
OGC Contact:
Patrice Simms
OGC Phone#:
202-564-5593
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
Keywords:
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NESHAPs

methyl ethyl ketone
solvent
delisting
risk assessment
Terms:
Air pollutants
Clean Air Act
CAA
Toxic Release Inventory
Toxic substances
Abstract:
On May 22, 2003, EPA issued a proposed rule to remove methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from regulation as an air toxic (also known as hazardous air pollutant). The Clean Air Act allows individuals to petition to remove a substance from the list of regulated air toxics. Before EPA can remove a substance from the list, the petitioner must show that there are adequate data on the health and environmental effects to demonstrate that emissions may not be reasonably anticipated to cause adverse human health or environmental effects. After extensive review of a petition filed by the American Chemistry Council, EPA has concluded that potential outdoor exposures to MEK may not reasonably be anticipated to cause human health or environmental problems. This file is a fact sheet about the proposed rule to remove MEK from regulation as an air toxic.

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