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Final Integrated Iron and Steel Risk and Technology Review

For a rule summary and history of the Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants click here.

On May 4, 2020, EPA finalized amendments to the 2003 (amended 2006) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities. EPA determined that risks from the source category are acceptable and that no new cost-effective controls are available. The agency is not making any changes to the standards based on the results of the risk and technology review.

EPA is finalizing a requirement to limit mercury emissions from scrap metal used in steel operations. Facilities can comply by conducting stack tests, certifying they purchase scrap from vendors participating in the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, or using scrap not likely to contain automobile scrap.

EPA is additionally finalizing minor amendments to the existing regulation to clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction and require electronic reporting of performance test results, notifications of compliance status and semi-annual reports. The final amendments also provide more flexibility for monitoring requirements. These minor amendments will go into effect 180 days from publication in the Federal Register.

For more information on the rule visit the Integrated Iron and Steel NESHAP regulatory page.

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