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Marine Vessel Loading Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

EPA's final rule will reduce emissions of air toxics by approximately 4,500 tons annually. These pollutants include benzene, toluene, hexane, xylene, and ethyl benzene. Benzene is a known human carcinogen, and the other toxic compounds have been associated with adverse health effects, including central nervous system damage, developmental effects, and respiratory problems. Air toxics are those pollutants that are known or suspected of causing cancer or other serious health effects.

Rule History

04/21/2011 – Final Rule

10/21/2010 – Proposed Rule

09/19/1995 – Final Rule

05/13/1994 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Marine Tank Vessel Loading: 1995 Air Toxics Regulation Fact Sheet

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

Related Rules

Gasoline Distribution MACT and GACT: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) - 40 CFR 63 Subparts R, BBBBBB & CCCCCC

Bulk Gasoline Terminals: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Benzene Transfer Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Guideline Series: Control of Volatile Organic Emissions From Bulk Gasoline Plants

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Leaks From Gasoline Tank Collection Systems

Design Criteria For Stage I Vapor Control Systems Gasoline Service Stations

Control Of Hydrocarbons From Tank Truck Gasoline Loading Terminals