Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Area Source Standards
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On June 13, 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final national air toxics standards for smaller-emitting sources, known as area sources, for nine metal fabrication and finishing source categories. These standards affect any new or existing facility that performs metal fabrication or finishing operations which uses or emits compounds of cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, and nickel; or uses or emits elemental forms of all except lead. The rule covers area sources in the following nine industries:
- electrical and electronic equipment finishing operations;
- fabricated metal products manufacturing;
- fabricated plate work (boiler shops) manufacturing;
- fabricated structural metal manufacturing;
- heating equipment manufacturing, except electric;
- industrial machinery and equipment finishing operations;
- iron and steel forging;
- primary metal products manufacturing; and
- valves and pipe fittings manufacturing.
Facilities affected by this rule perform the same air toxics-emitting operations, and the emissions are controlled in the same way. As such, EPA decided to regulate the sources collectively rather than individually.
07/23/2008 - Final Rule
04/03/2008 - Proposed rule
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the rules.
Example Owner/Operator Certification for Painter Training Under National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP): Area Source Standards for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories 40 CFR 60 Subpart XXXXXX