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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV27 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Wood Preserving Area Sources Technology Review 
Abstract: This action will address the agency’s technology review of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Wood Preserving area sources. The Wood Preserving NESHAP, subpart QQQQQQ, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on July 16, 2007. The NESHAP established emission limitations and/or management practices based on controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from area sources using generally available control technologies or management practices (GACT). The HAP emitted from wood preserving area sources include arsenic, chromium, methylene chloride, and dioxin. This action will implement the technology review requirements of CAA section 112(d)(6). CAA section 112(d)(6) requires the EPA to review and revise the GACT standards as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes, and control technologies, no less often than every 8 years. Pursuant to the Our Children’s Earth consent decree, the EPA is obligated to propose this action by March 1, 2022, and complete this action by March 1, 2023. 
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 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7412 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
None       
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2022 
Final Rule  03/00/2023 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0133.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Undetermined  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 321114 Wood Preservation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Evans
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-03,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3633
Email: evans.john@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