Final Rule - Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations Risk and Technology Review and Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production and Fabrication Area Source Technology Review
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to the 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations major source category. EPA evaluated the risks remaining after fully implementing the NESHAP and determined that risks are acceptable. EPA identified one technology-related development that is current industry practice. Accordingly, EPA is amending the definition of "hazardous air pollutants (HAP)-based adhesive" so that major source new and existing loop slitters are prohibited from using adhesives containing one percent or more weight of total HAP.
EPA is finalizing minor changes to the original HESHAP for these major source and area source categories and has determined that the standards continue to provide ample margin of safety to public health and the environment.