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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU23 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Cellulose Products Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review 
Abstract:

This action addresses the agency's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Cellulose Products Manufacturing. The Cellulose Products Manufacturing NESHAP, subpart UUUU, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on June 11, 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 viscose processes and cellulose ethers production. The HAP emitted from viscose processes include carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide and toluene. The HAP emitted from cellulose ether production include ethylene oxide, methanol, methyl chloride and propylene oxide. This action implements 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 section 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) required 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 (California Communities Against Toxics v. Pruitt, Case No: 1:15-cv-00512 (D.D.C.)), the EPA was obligated to complete this action by March 13, 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. 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  09/09/2019  84 FR 47346   
Final Rule  06/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0415
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325211 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing; 326121 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing; 326199 All Other Plastics 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:919 541-0516
Email: spence.kelley@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 27709
Phone:919 541-5335
Email: dunkins.robin@epa.gov