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Residual Risk and Technology Review Amendments to the Secondary Aluminum Production National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

a.k.a. NESHAP RTR for Secondary Aluminum Production (subpart RRR)


RIN: 2060-AQ40 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

Abstract:
The existing 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart RRR National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Secondary Aluminum Production facilities was promulgated in 2000.

This rule regulates Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) from secondary aluminum production facilities that are major sources of HAP and that operate aluminum scrap shredders, thermal chip dryers, scrap dryers/delacquering kilns/decoating kilns, group 2 furnaces, sweat furnaces, dross only furnaces, rotary dross coolers, and secondary aluminum processing units (SAPUs). SAPUs include group 1 furnaces and in-line fluxers. Area sources of HAP are regulated only with respect to emissions of dioxins/furans (D/F) from thermal chip dryers, scrap dryers/delacquering kilns/decoating kilns, sweat furnaces, and SAPUs. Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to conduct risk assessments on each source category subject to maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards and determine if additional standards are needed to reduce residual risks. The section 112(f)(2) residual risk review is to be done within 8 years after promulgation. Section 112(d)(6) of the CAA requires EPA to review and revise the MACT standards, as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes, and control technologies. The section 112(d)(6) technology review is to be done at least every 8 years. These risk and technology reviews for secondary aluminum production facilities will be conducted in this rulemaking, which will address possible residual risks, technology advancements, and clarifications to the existing rule.
Timeline

MilestoneDate
Initiated06/08/2010
NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review01/09/2012
NPRM: Received by OMB01/09/2012
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded01/30/2012
NPRM: Published in FR02/14/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Open02/14/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR03/23/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Closed03/30/2012
NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension04/13/2012
Supplemental NPRM: Published in FR09/2014 (projected)

Potential Effects

Federal Government - other agencies
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Local Governments
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Small Entities
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  • Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
    • small businesses

In addition, small governments are:

  • Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

State Governments
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Participate / Learn More Regulatory Review

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  • NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
  • Final Rule - No Information Available.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 63

Legal Authority
42 USC 7412

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