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Final Amendments: Air Toxics Standards for Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks; Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products; Plastic Parts and Products; Large Appliances Printing Coating and Dyeing Fabrics and Other Textiles; Metal Furniture

EPA evaluated the risks remaining after fully implementing the 2004 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks; Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products; and Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products facilities and determined that risks from these source categories are acceptable. In addition, the agency identified no cost-effective developments in practices, processes or control technologies that would further reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants. EPA is finalizing no significant changes to the original NESHAP for these source categories and has determined the standards continue to provide an ample margin of safety to public health and the environment.

EPA is finalizing minor amendments to the existing regulations. These final amendments clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction, require 5-year performance testing for facilities with add-on controls and require electronic reporting of performance test results.

The final rule also makes technical corrections to the NESHAP for Surface Coating of Metal Furniture; Surface Coating of Large Appliances; and Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles. EPA is finalizing minor amendments to the existing regulations. These final amendments clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction, require 5-year performance testing for facilities with add-on controls and require electronic reporting of performance test results.

The final rule also makes technical corrections to the NESHAP for Surface Coating of Metal Furniture; Surface Coating of Large Appliances; and Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles.

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