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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU66 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Carbon Black Production Residual Risk and Technology Review and Carbon Black Production Area Source Technology Review 
Abstract:

This action would address the EPA's residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Carbon Black Production major sources, as well as the technology review of the Carbon Black Production Area Source NESHAP. The Carbon Black Production NESHAP, 40 CFR part 63, subpart YY, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on July 12, 2002, and applies to major sources. 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 the main unit filter process vent. The HAP emitted from the main unit filter process vent include, but are not limited to carbon disulfide, carbon sulfide, lead, mercury, and cyanide. 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) as they pertain to the Carbon Black Production NESHAP. 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. The Carbon Black Production Area Source NESHAP, 40 CFR part 63, subpart MMMMMM (6M), was promulgated on July 16, 2007, pursuant to CAA section 112(d)(5). Technical corrections to the Carbon Black Production Area Source NESHAP were published on March 26, 2008. CAA section 112(d)(5) provides EPA authority to promulgate standards or requirements applicable to area source categories or subcategories of HAP listed pursuant to CAA section 112(c), based on generally available control technologies or management practices by the sources to reduce HAP emissions. For standards set pursuant to CAA section 112(d)(5), EPA is not required to conduct a residual risk review but is required to conduct a technology review. Accordingly, this action also includes a technology review of the of the Carbon Black Production Area Source NESHAP. Pursuant to a court order (Community In-Power and Development Association v. Pruitt, No. 16-cv-1074KBJ (D.D.C. 2018)), the EPA is obligated to complete this final action by October 1, 2021.

 
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: Undetermined 
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-01074-KBJ; 3/31/18.  10/01/2021 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2020 
Final Rule  10/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
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
Email: smith.korbin@epa.gov

Keith Barnett
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
D243-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5605
Fax:919 541-4991
Email: barnett.keith@epa.gov