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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV34 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources 

This action will address the agency's technology review of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations (PS-MSCO). The PS-MSCO NESHAP, subpart HHHHHH, was promulgated pursuant to section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on January 9, 2008. The NESHAP established work practices for controlling emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from area sources, using generally available control technologies or management practices. This NESHAP addresses three source categories with different operations and HAP emissions. Paint stripping operations result in methylene chloride emissions. Autobody refinishing spray applications of coatings used in motor vehicle and mobile equipment surface coating operations result in “target HAP” emissions, which consist of compounds of chromium, lead, manganese, nickel and cadmium. MSCO lead to target HAP emissions due to spray application of coatings that contain target HAP to a plastic and/or metal substrate on a part or product, with some applicability exceptions. 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 emission standards as necessary, taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies, no less often than every 8 years. EPA published the proposed rule on November 19, 2021. EPA has proposed that there are no cost-effective developments that would further reduce air toxics and also proposed certain clarifying edits and amendments to the rule consistent with other rulemakings and court decisions. Pursuant to the Our Children's Earth consent decree, the EPA is obligated to complete this action by November 1, 2022.

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 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63    40 CFR 63, subpart HHHHHH     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7412    42 U.S.C. 7401    42 U.S.C. 7607(d)(7)(B)    42 U.S.C. 7607(d)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  United States District Court Northern District of California, Our Children's Earth Foundation v Andrew Wheeler, Case 3: 19-cv-7125 Filed 10/29/2019.  11/01/2022 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/19/2021  86 FR 66130   
Final Rule  11/00/2022 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0016
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lisa Sutton
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4991
Fax:919 541-5315

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