Final Amendments for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production
On February 25, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized minor amendments to the 2001 Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air pollutants (NESHAP). EPA conducted a NESHAP risk and technology review, which is periodically required by the Clean Air Act. The agency determined that risks for this source category are acceptable and identified no improvements in technologies, processes or practices that would result in further emission reductions. The current standards continue to protect public health with an ample margin of safety. This final action clarifies that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunctions. It will also improve monitoring, compliance and implementation.
For more information on actions related to this source category, visit the regulation page for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).