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Surface Coating of Large Appliances: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

These final standards implement section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) which requires the Administrator to regulate emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) listed in section 112(b) of the CAA. The intent of the standards is to protect the public by requiring new and existing major sources to control emissions to the level attainable by implementing the maximum achievable control technology (MACT).

Sources typically emit the following HAP: glycol ethers, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, and xylene. These compounds account for over 80 percent of the nationwide HAP emissions from this source category. These pollutants can cause reversible or irreversible toxic effects to people following exposure.

Rule History

07/23/2002 – Final Rule

12/22/2000 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) For Source Category Large Appliances Surface Coating Operations Background Information For Promulgated Standards

National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) For Source Category Large Appliances Surface Coating Operations, Background Information For Proposed Standards

Final Rule to Reduce Toxic Air Emissions from Facilities that Apply Surface Coatings to Large Facilities Fact Sheet

Related Rules

Large Appliances (Industrial Surface Coating): New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Control Techniques Guidelines for Large Appliance Coatings

Compliance

Compliance Timeline: Surface Coating of Large Appliances

Applicability Determination Index (ADI).  The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues.  The database is searchable by Subpart.