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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS85 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Publicly Owned Treatment Works Risk and Technology Review 
Abstract:

This action will address the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). The POTW NESHAP, subpart VVV, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 10/26/99. The NESHAP established emission limitations and work practice requirements based on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from wastewater treatment units up to, but not including the secondary influent pumping station or the secondary treatment units. The HAP emitted from POTW include methanol, chloroform, acetaldehyde, methylene chloride, toluene and xylenes. 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 8 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 8 years. Pursuant to a consent decree with Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics, the EPA is obligated to complete this proposed action by 12/8/16.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7412 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Judicial  13-cv-01639-RDM, USDC for the District of Columbia, as per 10/7/15, Consent Decree.  12/08/2016 
Final  Judicial  13-cv-01639-RDM, USDC for the District of Columbia, as per 10/7/15, Consent Decree.  10/16/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Final Rule  10/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0490
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 221320 Sewage Treatment Facilities 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Karen Marsh
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1065
Email: marsh.karen@epa.gov

Matthew Witosky
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-05,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2865
Email: witosky.matthew@epa.gov