We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Beverage Can Surface Coating Industry: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

These standards implement Section 111 of the Clean Air Act and are based on the Administrator's determination that beverage can surface coating operations cause, or contribute significantly to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. The intended effect of these standards is to require all new, modified, and reconstructed beverage can surface coating operations to control emissions to levels achievable through the best demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering costs, nonair quality health, and environmental and energy impacts.

The standards apply to beverage cans defined as two-piece steel of aluminum containers in which soft drinks or beer (including malt liquors) are packaged.  Containers in which fruit or vegetable juices are packaged are excluded. The promulgated standards reduce nationwide VOC emissions by approximately 3,190 tons (2,900 Mg), approximately 32 percent from the baseline emission level.  

Rule History

10/17/2000 – Final Rule; Amendments to Stationary Source Testing and Monitoring Rules

12/13/1990 – Final Rule; Amendments to Stationary Source Reporting Requirements

08/25/1983 – Beverage Can Surface Coating Industry Final Rule

11/26/1980 – Beverage Can Surface Coating Industry Proposed Rule

Related Rules

Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings

Control Of Volatile Organic Emissions From Existing Stationary Sources: Surface Coating Of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources: Surface Coating for Insulation of Magnet Wire

Surface Coating of Metal Cans: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Metal Coil Surface Coating: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Surface Coating of Metal Coil: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)