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