Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Mineral Wool Production and Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing
a.k.a. NESHAP RTR for Mineral Wool and Wool Fiberglass (subparts DDD and NNN); and Area Source for Wool Fiberglass
RIN: 2060-AQ90 (What's this?)
Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1041, EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1042 (What's this?)
Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)
The Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for Mineral Wool Production was promulgated on June 1, 1999, and the MACT for Wool Fiberglass Production was promulgated on June 14, 1999. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to evaluate the risk remaining to human health within 8 years of promulgation of each MACT standard; for these regulations, that date expired in June 2007.
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||10/07/2011|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||10/11/2011|
|NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||11/04/2011|
|NPRM: Published in FR||11/25/2011|
|NPRM: Comment Period Open||11/25/2011|
|Public Meeting: Published in FR||12/20/2011|
|Public Meeting: Public Meeting||01/04/2012|
|NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||01/23/2012|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed||01/24/2012|
|Public Meeting: Comment Period Closed with Extension||02/03/2012|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||02/03/2012|
|Supplemental NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||02/26/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM: Received by OMB||02/26/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||03/15/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM: Comment Period Open||04/15/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM: Published in FR||04/15/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM: Comment Period Closed||05/30/2013|
|Supplemental NPRM2: Published in FR||11/13/2014|
|Supplemental NPRM2: Comment Period Open||11/13/2014|
|Supplemental NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||12/10/2014|
|Supplemental NPRM2: Comment Period Closed||12/15/2014|
|Supplemental NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||01/14/2015|
|Final Rule: Published in FR||07/2015 (projected)|
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: The Kansas City, Kansas neighborhoods are impacted by two wool fiberglass facilities, one of which is the highest emitter of hexavalent chromium in the industry. The other is an area source emitting at levels above the proposed chromium limits. Both these facilities would have to reduce their chromium emissions to comply with the proposed emission limits. Region 7 has conducted over 10 community outreach engagements over the last 2 years in response to community requests for information regarding this rule and other environmental issues in the area. The local chapter of the Sierra Club is active in the community and both the Sierra Club and local citizens groups participated in the public hearing, submitted comments on the proposed major source rule, and have attended meetings held by EPA Region 7. While this action has been downtiered (see attachments below), OAR continues to work with Region 7 to address EJ issues and to provide available materials to the Region for meaningful involvement at the community level.
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- Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
- small businesses
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- NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
- Final Rule - This stage of the rulemaking did not undergo review.
- Final Rule - No Information Available.
- Supplemental NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
- Supplemental NPRM2 - This stage of the rulemaking did not undergo review.
Federal Register Citations
- NPRM: 76 FR 72770
- Public Meeting Comment Period Extension: 76 FR 78872
- NPRM Comment Period Extension: 77 FR 3223
- Supplemental NPRM: 78 FR 22369
- Supplemental NPRM2: 79 FR 68011
- Supplemental NPRM: 79 FR 73273
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 63 1175-1196;40 CFR 63 1380-1399
42 U.S.C. 7401
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