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Surface Coating of Wood Building Products: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

The final standards establish emission limitations, operating limits, and work practice requirements for all major sources that apply a surface coating to a wood building product to reduce certain organics listed as hazardous air pollutants (HAP) in section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). These standards implement section 112(d) of the CAA by requiring all major sources to meet the HAP emission standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT).

Wood building products surface coating operations emit several HAP, including xylenes, toluene, ethyl benzene, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE), other glycol ethers, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), methanol, styrene, and formaldehyde.

Rule History

05/28/2003 – Final Rule

06/21/2002 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Final Rule to Reduce Toxic Air Pollutants from Surface Coating of Wood Building Products

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wood Building Products (Surface Coating) Background Information for Final Standards Summary of Public Comments and Responses

Surface Coating of Wood Building Products National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Applicability Flowchart

Surface Coating of Wood Building Products National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Questions and Answers (Q&A's)

Industry Profile for the Proposed Wood Building Products NESHAP Final Report

Related Rules

Control Techniques Guidelines for Flat Wood Paneling Coatings

Control Of Volatile Organic Emissions From Existing Stationary Sources: Factory Surface Coating Of Flat Wood Paneling

Compliance

Compliance Timeline, Compliance Options, and Required Notifications for Surface Coating of Wood Building Products National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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.