Proposal to Strengthen Standards for Synthetic Organic Chemical Plants and Polymers and Resins Plants
- Tiếng Việt
On April 6, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to significantly reduce emissions of toxic and other harmful air pollution from chemical plants, including the highly toxic chemicals ethylene oxide (EtO) and chloroprene. The reductions would dramatically reduce the number of people with elevated air toxics-related cancer risks in communities surrounding the plants that use those two chemicals, especially communities historically overburdened by air toxics pollution, and cut more than 6,000 tons of toxic air pollution a year.
- Proposed Rule
- Submit a comment on the proposed rule for Chemical Manufacturing Facilities - The comment period closes on June 26, 2023
- Regulatory Impact Assessment
Webinar Training for Communities and Tribes
EPA hosted a webinar April 13, 2023, to review the proposed rule and information about providing comments during the public comment period. Learn more.
- List of facilities covered by National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Synthetic Organic Chemical Plants and Group I and Group II Polymers and Resins Plants
Web Pages for Individual Air Toxics Rules Covered in the Proposal
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry: Organic National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) - 40 CFR 63 Subparts F,G,H,I
Group I Polymers and Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
Group 2 Polymers and Resins: Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)