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Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

This rulemaking would affect epoxy resin manufacturers that produce basic liquid epoxy resin, which is often used to produce a cured resin with desired properties for adhesives, coatings, and other plastic applications.

This rulemaking would also affect non-nylon polyamide resin manufacturers that use epichlorohydrin in the production of wet strength resin, which is used to increase the tensile strength of paper products.

 The rule is estimated to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), mainly epichlorohydrin, by approximately 105 tons per year. Epichlorohydrin is considered a probable human carcinogen when inhaled and causes additional toxic effects.

See the regulations below for more details.

Rule History

12/16/2008 – Final Rule

12/12/2007 – Proposed Rule

05/08/2000 – Amended Direct Final Rule and Final Rule & Proposed Rule

03/08/1995 – Final Rule

05/16/1994 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Emissions from Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides Production: Background Information for Proposed Standards

Fact Sheet: Proposed Rule for Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamide Resins

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.

Related Rules

Group I Polymers and Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Polymer Manufacturing Industry: Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks from Synthetic Organic Chemical and Polymer Manufacturing Equipment

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Manufacture of High-Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins