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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ40 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Residual Risk and Technology Review Amendments to the Secondary Aluminum Production National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) 
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. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7412   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Judicial  Supplemental NPRM--Court Order  08/28/2014 
NPRM  Judicial  Consent Decree  01/30/2012 
Final  Judicial  Court Order  05/28/2015 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/14/2012  77 FR 8576   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  03/23/2012  77 FR 16987   
Supplemental NPRM  09/00/2014 
Final Rule  06/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rochelle Boyd
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1390
Fax:919 541-3207

Chuck French
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-7912
Fax:919 541-3207

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