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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AO66 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) Residual Risk and Technology Review and Amendments 

This action will address the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP). The PCWP NESHAP, subpart DDDD, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 7/30/04, and was amended on 2/16/06 and 10/29/07. The NESHAP established emission limitations and work practice requirements based on maximum achievable controlling technology (MACT) for control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from PCWP. The HAP emitted from lumber dry kilns and plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hardboard, (structural) fiberboard, oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered wood products processes include formaldehyde, methanol, acetaldehyde, acrolein, phenol and propionaldehyde. This action will implement the residual risk review requirements of CAA section 112(f)(2) and the technology review requirements of CAA section 112(d)(6). The statute directs the EPA to promulgate emission standards under CAA 112(f)(2) if such standards are required to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or to prevent, taking relevant factors into account, an adverse environmental effect. Any such standards are to be promulgated within eight years after promulgation of MACT standards under CAA section 112(d). CAA section 112(d)(6) requires the EPA to review and revise the MACT standards as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies, no less often than every eight years. This RTR is subject to an ongoing deadline suit, but does not have established proposal or final rule dates yet. In addition, this rulemaking will respond to the remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals of the original MACT standards.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: SAN No. 5185
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 321113 Sawmills; 321211 Hardwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing; 321212 Softwood Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing; 321213 Engineered Wood Member (except Truss) Manufacturing; 321219 Reconstituted Wood Product Manufacturing; 321999 All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Bradfield
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3062

Robin Dunkins
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5335