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Nitric Acid Plants: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

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Rule Summary

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.

Rule History

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

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Revisions to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Nitric Acid Plants

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to these rules.