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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU22 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paper and Other Web Coatings Residual Risk and Technology Review 

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 Paper and Other Web Coating. The Paper and Other Web Coating NESHAP, subpart JJJJ, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on December 4, 2002. 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 facilities that coat paper and other web substrates. The HAP emitted from coating operations include toluene, methanol, methyl ethyl chloride, ethylene glycol, xylenes, phenol, methylene chloride, glycol ethers, hexane, methyl isobutyl ketone, cresols, cresylic acid, dimethyl formamide, vinyl acetate, formaldehyde and ethyl benzene. 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). CAA section 112(f)(2) directs EPA to revise the NESHAP if such revisions 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. 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. In consideration of this deadline, which also applies to 19 other RTR source categories, we established an internal schedule for this RTR to be proposed and finalized prior to the consent decree deadline.

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: Undetermined 
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 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2019 
Final Rule  03/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0416
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 322211 Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing; 322212 Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing; 323111 Commercial Printing (except Screen and Books); 325992 Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing; 326111 Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing; 326112 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing; 32612 Plastics Pipe, Pipe Fitting, and Unlaminated Profile Shape Manufacturing; 33299 All Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kelley Spence
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3158
Fax:919 541-3470

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