New Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations
Updated: Aug 28
Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just monitor and control emissions of chemicals known as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). This has been accomplished through the development of industry-specific Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards. For the sub-set of HAPs that are also organic solvents, this effort has been coordinated with Section 183(e) requirements. Section 183(e) primarily requires the EPA to regulate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from consumer and commercial products.
The EPA program known as the Coatings and Composites Coordinated Rule Development (CCCR) allows for coordination of the Section 112 and Section 183(e) requirements.
If your type of industry is listed below and your company has the potential to emit at least 10 tons per year of a HAP or 25 tons per year of a combination of HAPs, you must comply with a newMACT standard by the given compliance deadline.
Metal Coil – June, 2005
Large Appliances* – July, 2005
Paper and Other Web (Film and Foil)* – December, 2005
Reinforced Plastic Composites Manufacturing – April, 2006
Metal Furniture* – May, 2006
Wood Building Products (formerly Flatwood Paneling) * – May, 2006
Fabric Coating, Printing, and Dyeing – May, 2006
Metal Can – November, 2006
Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products* – January, 2007
Plastic Parts and Products* – April, 2007
*Industries that must comply with VOC rules in addition to MACT standards.
The following is a summarized list of the requirements common to each regulation.
Reduced HAP emissions through:
the use of “as purchased” compliant coating materials
effective capture and control (98% overall control efficiency)
the use of “as applied” compliant coating materials
Additional testing and monitoring requirements:
Performance test notification
Compliance status notification
Additional reporting and documentation requirements:
Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction reports
EES can help you meet the requirements of the new MACT standards and VOC rules.
Contact Tom Petersen of EES at (215) 704-1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about MACT standards and for a full text of the MACT rules for each product category, please click here.