On January 9, 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for plywood and composite wood products (PCWP) manufacturing (68 FR 1276) under authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The public comment period remained open from January 9, 2003 to March 10, 2003. Fifty-seven public comment letters were received during the public comment period from sources consisting mainly of PCWP manufacturers, control device vendors, environmental organizations, various industry trade associations, and government agencies.
All of the comments that were submitted during the public comment period and the responses to those comments are summarized in this document. This summary is the basis for the revisions made to the standards between proposal and promulgation.
For more information on the rule, visit the regulation page for Plywood and Composite Wood Products Manufacture: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.