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Document Title/Subject:
Chlorine and Hydrochloric Acid Emissions from Chlorine Production: Air Toxics Requirements: Final Rule
Related Documents:
Signed by: Acting Administrator Marianne Lamont Horinko

Signature Date: 8/29/03

Contact:
Iliam D. Rosario
919 541-5308

Filename(s):
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fr_notices/chaecp_fr2.pdf
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Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division/Director:
Emission Standards Division (OAQPS) / Sally Shaver
Submitted By:
rosario.iliam
OGC Contact:
Andrew Gordon
OGC Phone#:
(202) 564-5509
Internet Contact:
Jeff Clark
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
HUMAN HEALTH
Keywords:
Emissions
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs
Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
MACTs
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NESHAPs

Chlorine emissions
Terms:
Air pollutants
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Abstract:
The EPA is issuing final action deleting the subcategory of sources that do not utilize mercury cells to produce chlorine and caustic. Because of the differences in the production method and the HAP emitted, we decided to divide the chlorine production category into two subcategories: mercury cell chlor-alkali plants, and chlorine production plants that do not rely upon mercury cells for chlorine production. We have determined that 21 of these facilities are major sources, including 20 non-mercury cell plants that produce chlorine and caustic as co-products through the electrolysis of brine, and a primary magnesium refining facility that produces chlorine as a by-product of magnesium metal production. Primary magnesium refining is a separately listed source category and will be addressed in a separate rulemaking. This text is the file of the final rule.

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