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Coke Oven By-Product Recovery Plants: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

The coke oven by-product plant is an integral part of the by-product coke-making process, which results in the making of a liquid condensate stream and gas stream. These two streams are processed to recover by-product coal chemicals and to condition the gas, so that it can be used as fuel. Coke-by-products are utilized by various industries, including steelmaking, oil, and, in the past, agriculture. 

The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Benzene Emissions from Coke-By-Product Recovery Plants regulates emissions of benzene. The NESHAP for benzene waste operations (40 CFR part 61, subpart FF) applies to equipment and processes at certain chemical manufacturing plants, coke by-product recovery plants, petroleum refineries, and facilities that treat, store, or dispose of waste generated by those industries.

See the regulations below for more details.

Rule History

02/12/1999 - Final amendments

05/16/1996 - Notice

09/19/1991 - Final Rule

04/13/1990 - Correction

09/14/1989 - Final Rule

07/28/1988 - Proposed Rule and Notice of Public Hearing

08/27/1984 - Reopening of Public Comment Period

06/06/1984 - Proposed Rule and Notice of Public Hearing

Additional Resources

Background Information for Proposed Standards

Background Information and Final Environmental Impact Statement

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