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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU17 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production 
Abstract:

This proposed action will address the Agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production. The Solvent Extraction for Vegetable Oil Production NESHAP, subpart GGGG, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on April 12, 2001, and amended on April 5, 2002, and September 1, 2004. The NESHAP established emission limitations based on maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from the collection of continuous process equipment and activities that produce crude vegetable oil and meal products by removing oil from listed oilseeds through direct contact with an organic solvent, such as a hexane isomer blend. The only HAP emitted from these sources is hexane. 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 this action by March 13, 2020.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
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-00512-TSC; 3/13/17.  03/13/2020 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 311 Food Manufacturing; 311224 Soybean and Other Oilseed Processing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bill Schrock
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5032
Email: schrock.bill@epa.gov

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