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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT07 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Rubber Tire Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review 

This action addresses the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Rubber Tire Manufacturing. The Rubber Tire Manufacturing NESHAP, subpart XXXX, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on July 9, 2002, with corrections promulgated on March 12, 2003. The NESHAP established emission limitations and work practice requirements based on maximum achievable control technology for control of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from facilities that are major sources of HAP and that manufacture rubber tires and components integral to rubber tires, as well as tire cord producers and puncture sealant operations. The primary HAP emitted from the rubber tire production process and puncture sealant operations are toluene and hexane. Tire cord operations also emit these HAP, but the more significant emissions from tire cord production are formaldehyde, styrene, and methanol. This action implements the residual risk review requirements of CAA section 112(f) and the technology review requirements of CAA section 112(d)(6). CAA 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 (Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League v. Pruitt, Case No: 1:16-cv-00364 (D.D.C.)) related to the review of 13 source categories, the EPA must complete seven final RTR actions by December 31, 2018, and six additional RTR actions by June 30, 2020. The EPA currently plans to complete this action by June 30, 2020.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  16-cv-00364-CRC; Filed March 22, 2017.  06/30/2020 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/30/2019  84 FR 58268   
Final Rule  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Korbin Smith
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2416

Keith Barnett
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5605
Fax:919 541-4991