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Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins Risk and Technology Review Reconsideration: Final Rule Fact Sheet

On October 4, 2018, EPA amended the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Manufacture of Amino/Phenolic Resins Risk and Technology issued in 2014. In response to a thorough reconsideration process and an evaluation of updated emissions data, these amendments revise the emissions standards for continuous process vents (CPVs) at existing affected sources; extend the compliance date for the revised emissions standard for back-end CPVs at existing sources; and revise the requirements for storage vessels at new and existing sources during routine maintenance.

When compared to the original rule issued in 2000, EPA projects that this final action will reduce hazardous air pollutant emissions from CPVs at existing sources by 207 tons per year at a capital cost of $4.8 million and an annualized cost of $2.1 million.  EPA’s risk assessment continues to show that the January 2000 Amino/Phenolic Resins standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health.  The CPV requirements finalized in this action will provide further protection. 

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