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Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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Rule Summary

The final rule implements section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring these operations to meet HAP emission standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The final rule will protect air quality and promote the public health by reducing emissions of HAP from facilities in the plastic parts and products surface coating source category. The organic HAP emitted by these operations include methyl isobutyl ketone, toluene,   glycol ethers, and xylenes. 

The final standards are expected to reduce nationwide organic HAP emissions from major sources in this source category by approximately 80 percent. Emissions of methyl ethyl ketone, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether   included in emission reduction estimates; however, both HAP have been delisted since promulgation of the final rule. 

Rule History

03/11/2020 - Final Rule (pre-publication version)

11/01/2019 - Proposed Rule

04/24/2007 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

12/22/2006 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

04/20/2006 – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) General Provisions Final Rule

04/26/2004 – Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light-Duty Trucks Final Rule

04/19/2004 – Final Rule

12/19/2002 – Federal Register Correction

12/04/2002 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Final Amendments (03/11/2020)

08/16/2019 - To submit comments on the emissions risk modeling file for the proposed Risk and Technology Review Proposed Rulemaking, please use this Public Comment Review Tool(3 MB, 8/16/2019) . (Note: This is not a web-based tool.  Save and unzip the files to your computer to execute.)

Final Rule to Reduce Toxic Air Pollutants from Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products Fact Sheet

NESHAP: Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products--Summary of Public Comments and Responses on Proposed Rule

Related Rules

Alternative Control Techniques Document Surface Coating Of Automotive-transportation and Business Machine Plastic Parts

Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Plastic Parts Coatings

Surface Coating of Plastic Parts for Business Machines (Industrial Surface Coating): New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)


Compliance Timeline for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products