The Clay Ceramics Manufacturing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) includes provisions for two distinct subcategories: ceramic tile (e.g., pressed floor tile, pressed wall tile and other pressed tile) and sanitaryware (e.g., sinks and toilets). Acid gases, particulate matter (as a surrogate for non-mercury HAP metals) and mercury emissions are regulated from this source category. EPA is finalizing amendments to the Clay Ceramics Manufacturing NESHAP in response to Kohler Company’s December 2015 petition for reconsideration. These amendments will provide some flexibility to industry without any change to the emission standards.
Read a pre-publication version of the final amendment and a summary fact sheet below.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Final Amendments: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing (PDF)(53 pp, 535 K)
(Pre-publication Federal Register Notice)
- Fact Sheet: Final Amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing (PDF)(2 pp, 168 K)