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Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants: New Source Performance Standards

Rule Summary

Primary aluminum reduction plants electrolytically reduce refined bauxite to form aluminum. Once formed, the aluminum may be processed via casting (pouring molten aluminum into a mold), rolling, extrusion, etc. to meet the shape, strength and durability requirements of its final use. Aluminum is used extensively in consumer packaging (e.g., cans and foil), transportation applications (e.g., cars, planes and trains) and in the building industry. This action establishes New Source Performance Standards for this source category.

Rule History

10/07/1997 - Final rule.

09/26/1996 - Proposed rule and notice of public hearing.

06/30/1980 - Final Rule.

09/19/1978 - Proposed Rule and Notice of Public Hearing.

01/26/1976 - Final Rule.

10/23/1974 - Proposed Rule.

Additional Resources

Review Of New Source Performance Standards For Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants

Primary Aluminum Background Information Proposed Amendments

Background Information for Standards of Performance: Primary Aluminum Industry Volume 1: Proposed Standards

Background Information for Standards of Performance: Primary Aluminum Industry Volume 2: Test Data Summary

Background Information for Standards of Performance: Primary Aluminum Industry, Volume 3: Supplemental Information

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