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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AN33 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: NESHAP: Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production, Amendments 
Abstract: This action will promulgate National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Copolymers. These standards were proposed on December 8, 2000 (65 FR 76958) and promulgated on July 10, 2002 (67 FR 45886) but were vacated by the D.C. Circuit on June 18, 2004 in Mossville Environmental Action v. EPA, 370 F.3d 1232 (D.C.Cir. 2004). This current action assures continuity of the parts of the standard that were upheld by the court, and addresses the component of these standards, regarding the use of vinyl chloride as a surrogate for all other HAP, that was not upheld by the court. Data that is gathered from this industry which will include an information request and source testing of the manufacturing process, will assist in compiling a list of HAP from PVC and copolymer production industry other than vinyl chloride; assessing control measures; determining whether using vinyl chloride as surrogate; and developing new standards for this source category. 
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:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2011    
Final Action  01/00/2012    
Additional Information: EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2002-0037
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jodi Howard
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4607
Fax:919 541-0246

Brenda Shine
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3608
Fax:919 541-0516