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Proposed Risk and Technology Review Amendments to Air Toxics Standards for Refractory Products Manufacturing

January 14, 2021—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed amendments to the 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Refractory Products Manufacturing.

Following a residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted under the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA determined that risks from the source category are acceptable. Based on the technology review, EPA is proposing improvements to the work practice standards that apply during scheduled maintenance of control devices for emissions of organic air toxics from continuous kilns. In addition, the EPA is addressing unregulated pollutants and proposing other minor amendments to the rule.

A summary fact sheet for the rule, along with proposed regulation edits, are available below. You can access the proposal and submit comments on the Federal Register website here.

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