Residual Risk and Technology Review Amendments to the Secondary Aluminum Production NESHAP

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This rule regulates Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) from secondary aluminum production facilities that are major sources of HAP and that operate aluminum scrap shredders, thermal chip dryers, scrap dryers/delacquering kilns/decoating kilns, group 2 furnaces, sweat furnaces, dross only furnaces, rotary dross coolers, and secondary aluminum processing units (SAPUs). SAPUs include group 1 furnaces and in-line fluxers. Area sources of HAP are regulated only with respect to emissions of dioxins/furans (D/F) from thermal chip dryers, scrap dryers/delacquering kilns/decoating kilns, sweat furnaces, and SAPUs. The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to review maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards and to revise them "as necessary (taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies)" no less frequently than every eight years. Under the "residual risk" provision of the CAA, EPA must evaluate the MACT standards within eight years after promulgation and promulgate standards, if required, to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or prevent an adverse environmental effect while considering costs. energy, safety and any other relevant factors. The existing rule, 40 CFR part 63, subpart RRR, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Secondary Aluminum Production facilities, was promulgated in 2000. This risk and technology review for secondary aluminum production facilities will be conducted in this rulemaking, which will address possible residual risks, technology advancements, and clarifications to the existing rule.

RIN: 2060-AQ40
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 7412 Clean Air Act
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialOther09-cv-00152-SBA; USDC Northern District of California, filed 08/07/1408/14/2015
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/14/201277 FR 8576
NPRM Comment Period Extended03/23/201277 FR 16987
Supplemental NPRM12/08/201479 FR 72873
Supplemental NPRM01/15/201580 FR 2067
Final Rule09/00/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: Secondary Aluminum Production RTR
Keyword(s): Secondary Aluminum
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 06, 2015 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/08/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0213
Comment Period Closed
Apr 13, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/14/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/18/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0302
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/15/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0285
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/23/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0188

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/18/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0322
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/18/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0305
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/18/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0544-0306


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Rochelle Boyd
919 541-1390
919 541-3207 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Chuck French
919 541-7912
919 541-3207 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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