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Surface Coating of Metal Cans: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

The final standards implement section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring metal can surface coating operations to meet Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) emission standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The final rule will protect air quality and promote public health by reducing emissions of HAP from facilities in the metal can surface coating source category. The HAP emitted by these facilities include glycol ethers, xylenes, hexane, and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK).  

The final standards are expected to reduce nationwide HAP emissions by approximately 6,160 Mg/yr (6,800 tons per year (tpy)) or 70 percent from the baseline organic HAP emissions of 8,700 Mg/yr (9,600 tpy). Emissions of the HAP methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) are included in the emission inventory and emission reduction estimates for this source category. Both HAP have been delisted since promulgation of the final rule.

Rule History

01/06/2006 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

11/13/2003 – Final Rule

01/15/2003 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheets for Final Rules to Reduce Toxic Air Pollutants from Surface Coating of Metal Cans

NESHAP Surface Coating of Metal Cans Background Information for Final Standards Summary of Public Comments and Responses

Economic Impact Analysis of Metal Can MACT Standards

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.

Related Rules

Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings

Control Of Volatile Organic Emissions From Existing Stationary Sources: Surface Coating Of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources: Surface Coating for Insulation of Magnet Wire

Beverage Can Surface Coating Industry: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Metal Coil Surface Coating: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Surface Coating of Metal Coil: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Compliance

Compliance Timeline for Surface Coating of Metal Cans

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.