Emissions; Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Air quality (ICS 13.040), Environmental testing (ICS 19.040), Industrial process measurement and control (ICS 25.040.40), Production in the chemical industry (ICS 71.020), Equipment for the chemical industry (ICS 71.120), Wood technology processes (ICS 79.020), Wood-based panels (ICS 79.060)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products Residual Risk and Technology Review (41 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing amendments to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) that the EPA is required to conduct under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA is proposing to amend provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction (SSM); add provisions regarding electronic reporting; add repeat emissions testing requirements; and make technical and editorial changes. The EPA is proposing these amendments to improve the effectiveness of the NESHAP. While the proposed amendments would not result in reductions in emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), this action, if finalized, would result in improved monitoring, compliance, and implementation of the rule.