The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evaluated the risks remaining after fully implementing the 2002 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Rubber Tire Manufacturing source category and determined that risks are acceptable. In addition, the agency identified no cost-effective developments in practices, processes or control technologies that would further reduce emissions of air toxics. EPA is finalizing no significant changes to the original NESHAP for this source category and has determined the standards continue to provide an ample margin of safety to public health and the environment.
EPA is finalizing only minor amendments to the existing regulation. These final amendments clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction and require electronic reporting.
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