Engine Test Cells/Stands: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
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On May 27, 2003 EPA published the final national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for engine test cells/stands. Engine test cells/stands are used in a variety of applications to develop, characterize and test engines.
Hazardous air pollutants (HAP), also known as air toxics, are those pollutants known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects. Engine test cell/stands emit air toxics in the exhaust gases from combustion of gaseous and liquid fuels in the engines being tested in the test cells/stands. The primary air toxics present are toluene, benzene, mixed xylenes, and 1,3- butadiene. The health effects associated with exposure to these compounds can include cancer, respiratory irritation, and damage to the nervous system.
06/03/2020 - Final Amendments
05/08/2019 - Proposed Amendments
08/28/2003 – Federal Register Correction
05/27/2003 – Final Rule
05/14/2002 – Proposed Rule
Draft Engine Test Cell Facility List in Excel (September 2016)(3 pp, 339 K, September 21, 2016)
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.