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Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

This final rule promulgates standards that limit the emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from existing and new wood furniture manufacturing operations located at major sources.

Many wood furniture manufacturing facilities are major sources of HAP emissions. Individual facilities can emit more than 23 megagrams per year (Mg/yr) (25 tons per year [tons/yr]) of organic HAP, including toluene, xylene, methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, glycol ethers, and formaldehyde.

Rule History

11/21/2011 – Final Rule

12/21/2010 – Proposed Rule

12/28/1998 – Final Rule

12/24/1997 – Notice of Proposed Settlements

12/07/1995 – Final Rule

Additional Resources

National Emissions Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations - Background Information Document For Final Standards

Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations NESHAP Implementation Document

Related Rules

Control Techniques Guidelines for Metal Coatings Furniture

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Exisiting Stationary Sources: Surface Coating of Metal Furniture

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Wood Furniture Manufaturing Operations

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources: Control Methods for Surface-Coating Operations

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

Surface Coating of Metal Furniture: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Compliance

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.