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Brick and Structural Clay Products: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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Rule Summary

This major source rule covers brick and structural clay (BSCP) facilities that produce brick and clay for construction purposes.  The affected sources are all tunnel kilns at a BSCP manufacturing facility; and each periodic kiln. Tunnel kilns are fired by natural gas or other fuels, including sawdust. Pollutants regulated are mercury, particulate matter, metals, and acid gases.

Rule History

12/04/2015 – Final Rule; correction

10/26/2015 – Final Rule

12/31/2014 – Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

12/18/2014 – Proposed Rule

06/23/2006 – CFR Correction

11/17/2005 – Notice of Final Action on Reconsideration

04/22/2005 – Notice of Reconsideration of Final Rule

05/28/2003 – CFR correction

05/16/2003 – Final Rule

07/22/2002 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Final Regulations to Reduce Toxic Air Pollutant Emissions from Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing and Clay Ceramics Manufacturing Fact Sheets

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing: Background Information for Final Rule - Summary of Public Comments and Responses. September 2015

Regulatory Impact Analysis: Final Brick and Structural Clay Products NESHAP

Memorandum: Final Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Floor Analysis for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing

Characterization of Dioxin Emissions from Sources That Use Ball Clays Emission Test Report: Unimin Corporation, Gleason, Tn Final Report (Non-Confidential Version)

Economic Impact Analysis for the Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing NESHAP: Final Rule

Regulation Navigation Tool: The Reg Nav tool helps owners and operators of brick and structural clay products facilities determine the requirements for NESHAP Subpart JJJJJ .  Reg Nav tools are online and interactive, and use the information entered to assess potential regulatory requirements. 

View the supporting documents in the docket folder for the rule to find additional related documents.