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Rubber Tire Industry: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

This action promulgates standards of performance for the rubber tire manufacturing industry under authority of the Clean Air Act (CAA), Section 111. These facilities manufacture tires used for agricultural equipment, airplanes, and on road vehicles such as cars buses, and trucks.

The main sources regulated are undertread cementing, sidewall cementing, tread end cementing, bead cementing  green tire spraying, and Michelin A, Michelin-B, and Michelin-C automatic operations. The intended effect of these standards is to require new, modified and reconstructed facilities at rubber tire plants to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions to the level achievable by the best demonstrated system of continuous emissions reductions, considering costs, nonair quality health and environmental and energy impacts.

Rule History

09/19/1989 - Final rule and petition for reconsideration

02/14/1989 - Proposed rule and public hearing; petition for reconsideration

10/09/1987 - Correction

09/15/1987 - Final rule

01/20/1983 - Proposed rule and notice of public hearing

Additional Resources

Rubber Tire Manufacturing Industry - Background Information for Promulgated Standards