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Reconsideration of the Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants

a.k.a. NESHAP MACT for PVC - Reconsideration

RIN: 2060-AR73 (What's this?)

Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

This action is in response to four petitions for reconsideration by industry and environmental stakeholders of the April 2012 Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (PVC NESHAP). The petitions identify notice and comment issues, as well as several technical consistency and policy issues.

This action includes reconsideration of issues in both the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) portions of the April 2012 final rule.

NPRM: Published in FR08/2016 (projected)

Potential Effects

Environmental Justice
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:

  • The topic is likely to have the following impact: A few of the facilities affected by this action are located in environmental justice communities and environmental groups for these communities have taken interest in this action. One of the petitions for reconsideration came from some of these groups. We plan on engaging the community as much as possible during the rulemaking process.

Participate / Learn More Regulatory Review

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Citations & Authorities

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 63

Legal Authority
42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act


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