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Final Risk and Technology Review: Boat Manufacturing and Reinforced Plastics Manufacturing National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

On February 25, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized minor amendments to the 2001 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Boat Manufacturing and the 2003 NESHAP for Reinforced Plastic Composites Production. EPA has evaluated the risks remaining after fully implementing the NESHAP for Boat Manufacturing and Reinforced Plastic Composites Production and determined that risks from these source categories are acceptable. In addition, the agency identified no developments in practices, processes or control technologies that would further reduce emissions of air toxics. EPA is not making significant changes to the original NESHAP for this source category and has determined the standards continue to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health and the environment.

EPA is finalizing only minor amendments to the existing regulation. These amendments clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction and require electronic reporting of performance test results.

A summary fact sheet is available below. For additional information visit the regulation pages for Boat Manufacturing: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and Reinforced Plastic Composites Production: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

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