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Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

The phenolic resins production source category includes any facility which manufactures synthetic resin obtained by the condensation polymerization of phenol and or substituted phenols with aldehydes such as formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and furfural. This source category includes, but is not limited to, phenol-formaldehyde, phenol-furfural and resorcinol-formaldehyde.

This action promulgates national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from existing and new facilities that manufacture amino or phenolic resins.

These final standards are estimated to reduce organic HAP emissions from major existing sources by 361 tons per year, representing a 51 percent reduction from baseline emissions. The major HAPs emitted by sources covered by the final rule include formaldehyde, methanol, phenol, xylene, and toluene.

See the regulations below for more details.

Rule History

10/4/2018 - Final Amendments

08/24/2017 - Proposed Amendments

10/08/2014 – Final Rule

01/09/2014 – Proposed Rule

02/22/2000 – Federal Register Correction

01/20/2000 – Final Rule

12/14/1998 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheets: Air Toxics Rules for the Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins

Related Rules

Group I Polymers and Resins: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Polymer Manufacturing Industry: Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

Epoxy Resins Production and Non-Nylon Polyamides: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks from Synthetic Organic Chemical and Polymer Manufacturing Equipment

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Manufacture of High-Density Polyethylene, Polypropylene, and Polystyrene Resins

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.