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Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Industry: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

These standards implement section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and are based on the Administrator's determination that emissions from industrial paper coating cause, or contribute significantly to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. Magnetic tape manufacturing is part of the industrial paper coating category, which includes coating of foil and plastic film.

The intended effect of these standards is to require all new, modified, and reconstructed facilities that manufacture magnetic tape to control emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC). These facilities should control VOC emissions to the level achievable by the best demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering costs, nonair quality health and environmental impacts, and energy requirements. Five years after promulgation, it was expected that the NSPS would result in annual VOC reductions of 1060 tons per year. Due to advanced technology changes in the electronics industry, it is anticipated that presently there will be no new or modified magnetic tape facilities.

Rule History

12/09/1988 – Federal Register Correction

11/29/1988 – Final Rule; Correction

10/28/1988 – Federal Register Correction

10/03/1988 – Final Rule

01/22/1986 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Industry - Background Information for Promulgated Standards

Related Rules

Magnetic Tape Manufacturing Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)