Polymer Manufacturing Industry: Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions
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The standards limit volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from certain process sources in new, modified, and reconstructed affected facilities within polymer manufacturing plants that produce the following basic polymers: polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, and poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET).
In addition, the standards apply to certain sources in polymer manufacturing plants that produce copolymers consisting of at least 50 percent weight of ethylene, propylene, or bis-(2-hydroxylethyl)- terephthalate, or at least 80 percent by weight of styrene.
The standards also cover VOC emissions from equipment leaks in all of these plants except those producing PET or PET copolymers. The standards do not cover manufacturers of elastomers or synthetic rubber.
See the regulations below for more details.
03/22/1991 - Federal Register Correction
12/11/1990 - Final Rule
01/10/1989 - Proposed Rule & Reopening of Public Comment Period
09/30/1987 - Proposed Rule & Notice of Public Hearing