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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Risk and Technology Review of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast 
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 Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast. The Manufacturing of Nutritional Yeast NESHAP, subpart CCCC, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 5/21/01. The NESHAP established emission limitations based on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for controlling emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from nutritional yeast fermenters. The HAP emitted from fed-batch last stage, second-to-last stage and third-to-last stage fermenters is acetaldehyde. 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 court order, the EPA is obligated to complete the final action by 10/1/17.

 
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
Final  Judicial  15-cv-01165-HSG, U.S. District Court Norther District of California, filed 3/15/16.  10/01/2017 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Final Rule  10/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 311999 All Other Miscellaneous Food Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Allison Costa
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-1322
Email: costa.alison@epa.gov

John Bradfield
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3062
Email: bradfield.john@epa.gov