EPA is proposing the residual risk and technology review (RTR) of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Rubber Tire Manufacturing. After evaluating the remaining risks after fully implementing the 2002 NESHAP for this source category, EPA determined that risks are acceptable. In addition, the agency identified no cost-effective developments in practices, processes or control technologies that would further reduce emissions of air toxics. EPA is proposing no significant changes to the original NESHAP for this source category and has determined the standards continue to provide an ample margin of safety to public health and the environment.
EPA is proposing only minor amendments to the existing regulation. These proposed amendments clarify that the standards are applicable during periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction and require electronic reporting.
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