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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR58 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Residual Risk and Technology Review for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production 
Abstract: This action addresses the residual risk and technology reviews conducted for national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for flexible polyurethane foam production. The Flexible Polyurethane Foam MACT standard was promulgated in October 1998 (see 63 FR 53980). EPA is required to review standards issued under Section 112 and to revise them "as necessary (taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies)" no less frequently than every 8 years. EPA also must evaluate the MACT standards within 8 years after promulgation and promulgate standards under CAA section 112 (f)(2) if required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or prevent an adverse environmental effect. The source category potentially will be assessed for inhalation risks, including cancer risk and incidence, population cancer risk, and non-cancer effects (chronic and acute). EPA also plans to potentially evaluate multipathway risk associated with the source categories with significant levels of persistent and bioaccumulative HAP. The agency will follow the Benzene Policy to identify the source category as low risk, acceptable risk, or unacceptable risk. EPA will then evaluate the effectiveness and cost of additional risk reduction options and make acceptability and ample-margin-of-safety determinations. If the need for additional controls is identified, the standards will include technology, work practice, and/or performance standards as amendments to the existing MACT standards. 
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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: CAA112 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  Court ordered deadline  10/30/2013 
Final  Judicial  Court ordered deadline  07/30/2014 

Overall Description of Deadline: Consent decree deadline 10/30/13 for proposal

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/06/2013  78 FR 66107 
NPRM Comment Period End  12/04/2013   
Final Rule  08/00/2014   
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/foam/foampg.html  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kaye Whitfield
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
E-143-03,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:919 541-2509
Fax:919 541-1039
Email: whitfield.kaye@epamail.epa.gov

Keith Barnett
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D243-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5605
Fax:919 541-5450
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov

 
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