Nitric Acid Plants: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
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Nitric acid is used primarily in the production of explosives and fertilizers.
The New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Nitric Acid Plants were initially promulgated in 1971. The NSPS was reviewed and the standard was updated on August 14, 2012. The NSPS regulates emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) from new, modified or reconstructed Nitric Acid Production Units.
See the regulations below for more details.
05/06/2014 – Correction
08/14/2012 – Final Rule
10/14/2011 – Proposed Rule
06/14/1974 – Final Rule
12/23/1971 – Final Rule
08/17/1971 – Proposed Rule
View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to these rules.