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Information Collection for the Plywood and Composite Wood Products Industry


On October 5, 2017, the EPA issued an Information Collection Request (ICR) to gather information that will help the agency review the Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Current data, for the PCWP and lumber facilities that are part of the PCWP NESHAP affected source, have been found to be insufficient to adequately review and evaluate the emission standards for this source category.

The ICR seeks specific information including emission inventories, compliance demonstrations, process changes, equipment configurations and information about control technologies/practices adopted since the application of maximum achievable control technology (MACT). Additional information about the need for the ICR is available in EPA’s supporting statement listed below.

ICR Forms

  • Survey spreadsheet  (PCWP_survey.xlsx)
  • Survey spreadsheet to be completed by facilities operating continuous emissions monitors (PCWP_CEMS.xlsx)

Instructions and Guidance

  • PCWP ICR Instructions- complete file (with all appendices)
  • Instructions (sections A-D) 
  • Appendix 1A:  Documentation of True Area Source, Non-Operational, or Non-Applicable Status
  • Appendix 1B:  Documentation of Synthetic Area Source Status
  • Appendix 2:  Process Units to Include in the PCWP Survey Response
  • Appendix 3:  Previous Emissions Test Reports Requested
  • Appendix 4:  Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Appendix 5:  Checklist of Materials to Submit with Your Survey Response
  • Appendix 6A:  CEDRI Upload Instructions
  • Appendix 6B:  Instructions for CEDRI Registration Through CDX
  • Appendix 7:  Plywood and Composite Wood Products NESHAP Definitions
  • Appendix 8:  Industry Source Classification Code Crosswalk
  • Appendix 9:  List of Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • Appendix 10:  Resources for Estimating Emissions

Other Resources

  • Development of a Provisional Emissions Calculations Tool for Inclusion in the Final PCWP ICR
  • Sample ICR Letter and Enclosures
  • Printable File Showing the Spreadsheet Questions
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Background and Notices

  • Fact Sheet
  • Final supporting statement 
  • Second Federal Register notice
  • First Federal Register notice