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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV30 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks New Source Performance Standards Review 

This action will address the agency’s review of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations. The Automobile and Light- Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations NSPS, 40 CFR part 60, subpart MM, was promulgated pursuant to section 111(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) on December 24, 1980. The NSPS established standards of performance in the form of emission limitations based on the best system of emission reductions (BSER) (taking into account the cost of achieving such reduction and any nonair quality health and environmental impact and energy requirements). The pollutants emitted from the affected sources include volatile organic compounds. This action will implement the review requirements of CAA section 111(b)(1)(B). CAA section 111(b)(1)(B) requires the EPA to review, and if appropriate, revise the standards of performance based on the BSER, no less often than every 8 years. Pursuant to the Our Children’s Earth consent decree, the EPA was obligated to propose this action by May 1, 2022, and is obligated to finalize this action by May 1, 2023. The EPA proposed action signature date was April 29, 2022, and proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2022 at 87 FR 30141.

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 60, subpart MM     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7411 Clean Air Act    42 U.S.C. 7414, 7601   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/18/2022  87 FR 30141   
Final Rule  05/00/2023 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0664.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 336111 Automobile Manufacturing; 336112 Light Truck and Utility Vehicle Manufacturing; 336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Paula Hirtz
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code E143-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2618

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