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Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Area Source Standards

Rule Summary

On June 13, 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final national air toxicsstandards for smaller-emitting sources, known as area sources, for nine metal fabrication andfinishing 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:

  1. electrical and electronic equipment finishing operations;
  2. fabricated metal products manufacturing;
  3. fabricated plate work (boiler shops) manufacturing;
  4. fabricated structuralmetal manufacturing;
  5. heating equipment manufacturing, except electric;
  6. industrial machinery and equipment finishing operations;
  7. iron and steel forging;
  8. primary metal products manufacturing; and
  9. 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.

Rule History

07/23/2008 - Final Rule

04/03/2008 - Proposed rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet

Brief Summary of New EPA Regulations for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart XXXXXX

NAICS/SIC Code Applicability Table

Summary of Regulations Controlling Air Emissions for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Subpart XXXXXX Brochure

Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Area Source Categories 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart XXXXXX (6X) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Questions & Answers

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

Compliance

Notification of Compliance Status: 40 CFR 63 subpart XXXXXX(10 pp, 164 K, 8/14/08 ) Free Microsoft Office Viewers

Initial Notification: 40 CFR 63 subpart XXXXXX(5 pp, 62 K, 08/14/08)

Flow Charts for Determining Your Requirements: Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories Area Sources National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Subpart XXXXXX

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

Example Annual Certification & Compliance Reports for Sources with and without Visible Emissions Testing