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Document Title/Subject:
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Pesticide Active Ingredient Production: Fact Sheet
Related Documents:
Signed by: Administrator Carol Browner

Signature Date: 5/13/99

Contact:
Lalit Banker
(919) 541-5420

Filename(s): http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fact_sheets/pestffs.pdf

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Regulatory Authority:
Title 3
Division:
Policy Analysis and Communications Staff (OAQPS)
Submitted By:
hemby.james
Document Type:
Fact Sheets
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
Toxics
Keywords:
Hazardous air pollutants
HAPs
Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standards
MACTs
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NESHAPs
Pollutants
Terms:
Air pollutants
Air quality
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental policy
Regulations
Abstract:
This action establishes a final national air toxics rule for the pesticide active ingredient (PAI) production industry. This fact sheet explains the rule in "plain language".

The rule is designed to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from existing and new facilities that manufacture organic PAI used in herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. The rule protects 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 rule include toluene, methanol, methyl chloride, and hydrogen chloride (HCl). All of these pollutants can cause reversible or irreversible toxic effects following exposure.

The rule is estimated to reduce total HAP emissions from existing facilities by 2,755 tons per year.

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