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Secondary Lead Smelters: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

The secondary lead smelting industry consists of facilities that recycle lead-bearing scrap material, typically lead acid batteries, into elemental lead or lead alloys.

The promulgated standards limit emissions of particulate matter (1) from blast- (cupola) and reverberatory furnaces to no more than 50 mg/dscm (10.022 gr/dscf) and to less than 20 percent opacity, and (2) from pot furnaces having charging capacities equal to or greater than 250 kilograms to less than 10 percent opacity.

Rule History

10/06/1975 - Final rule.

07/15/1974 - Proposed rule.

03/08/1974 - Final rule.

06/11/1973 - Proposed rule. 

Related Rules

Secondary Lead Smelting: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)