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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT03 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities 
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 Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities. The Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities NESHAP, subpart FFFFF, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on 5/20/03. The NESHAP established emission limitations and/or work practice requirements based on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from iron-making blast furnaces; steel-making oxygen furnaces; ancillary operations, such as ladling, hot metal transfer, skimming and desulfurization; and sinter plants. The HAP emitted from iron and steel sources include metal HAP (all sources) and volatile HAP (sinter plant only). We also will address unregulated HAP, such as mercury, dioxins/furans and hydrogen cyanide. In addition to conducting the RTR, the EPA will complete its reconsideration of the issues identified in the 3/18/05 response to Earthjustice's petition for administrative reconsideration. The action will also complete the voluntary remand without vacatur pursuant to the D.C. Circuit's 6/10/10 order in Case No. 03-1205. 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 also 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. This RTR is subject to an ongoing deadline suit, but does not have established proposal or final rule dates yet. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
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
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 33111 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Donnalee Jones
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5251
Fax:919 541-4991
Email: jones.donnalee@epa.gov

Chuck French
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-7912
Fax:919 541-4991
Email: french.chuck@epa.gov