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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Industry: Summary of Public Comments and Responses

On April 4, 2002, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing and miscellaneous coating manufacturing (67 FR 16154) under authority of Section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990 (CAA). Public comments on the proposal and the issues raised by EPA’s proposed approach to regulating miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing and miscellaneous coating manufacturing sources were requested when the proposal was published in the Federal Register. Comments on the proposal relating to the miscellaneous coating manufacturing NESHAP were received from 81 sources consisting of paint, ink, and adhesives manufacturers; industry trade associations; a federal government agency; an environmental group; and other interested parties. In addition, a public hearing was held, at which 8 of 11 speakers provided testimony related to the proposed miscellaneous coating manufacturing rule. All of the comments submitted in writing and at the public hearing, and EPA’s responses to the comments, are summarized in this document. This summary and the Agency’s responses form part of the basis for the revisions made to the standards between proposal and promulgation. Other bases include, but are not limited to, reassessment of data in the rulemaking record. Comments on the miscellaneous organic chemical manufacturing NESHAP are summarized and discussed in a separate document.

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