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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU72 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants Reconsideration 

On October 15, 2015, EPA published a rule titled "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for the Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants” (80 FR 62390) which set new emissions limits for particulate matter (PM) for anode bake furnaces, paste production plants and five subcategories of potlines. On July 9, 2019, EPA received a petition from Intalco Aluminum LLC requesting that EPA initiate a rulemaking to revise the PM emissions limits for one of the potline subcategories (i.e., side-worked prebake potlines). The petitioner claims that, while the rule requires the compliance demonstration for these PM emissions limits be based on test data that represent a complete operating cycle, the underlying data used by EPA to establish the emissions limits was not test data representative of a complete operating cycle. EPA is evaluating this issue and accompanying data provided by the petitioner. Based on an internal, preliminary review, EPA thinks the petition has merit. The agency intends to review the submitted data and, if appropriate, propose revised PM emissions limits for this potline subcategory.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed 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:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2020 
Final Rule  04/00/2021 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0797
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 331313 Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Putney
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D-243-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2016
Fax:919 541-4991

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