Group IV Polymers and Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
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The organic hazardous air pollutants (HAP) are emitted during the manufacture of one or more of the following Group IV polymers and resins: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin (ABS), styrene acrylonitrile resin (SAN), methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene resin (MABS), methyl methacrylate butadiene styrene resin (MBS), polystyrene resin, poly (ethylene terephthalate) resin (PET), and nitrile resin.
In the production of thermoplastics, a variety of organic HAP are used as monomers or are created as by-products. Some of these organic HAP are considered to be mutagens and carcinogens, and all can cause reversible or irreversible toxic effects following exposure.
See the regulations below for more details.
03/27/2014 – Final Rule
03/21/2012 – Reopening of Public Comment Period
01/09/2012 – Proposed Rule
07/16/2001 – Final Rule
02/23/2001 – Final Rule
10/26/2000 – Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule
06/19/2000 – Final Rule
03/09/1999 – Proposed Rule
02/27/1998 – Final Rule, Correction of Effective Date
07/15/1997 – Final Rule, Correcting Amendment
10/18/1996 – Final Rule Preamble Correction
09/12/1996 – Final Rule
03/29/1995 – Proposed Rule
View the supporting documents for the 2014 rule in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.
View the supporting documents for the previous rules in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.
Applicability Determination Index (ADI). The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.