NESHAP for Secondary Lead Smelting Amendments Based on the Risk and Technology Review

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This action addresses both EPA's obligation under Clean Air Act (CAA) to conduct a residual risk review and to conduct a technology review. Under the "technology review" provision of CAA section 112, EPA is required 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 8 years. Under the "residual risk" provision of CAA section 112, EPA must evaluate the MACT standards within 8 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. The MACT standards for Secondary Lead Smelters, which are also known as the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Secondary Lead Smelters, were promulgated on June 23, 1995 under Clean Air Act section 112(d). The standards establish emission limitations and work practice standards for all new and existing secondary lead smelters that produce refined lead from lead scrap, mainly recycled spent lead acid batteries. The RTRs for secondary lead smelters will be conducted in this rulemaking. These reviews will address possible residual risks, technology advancements, and technical deficiencies in the existing NESHAP.
RIN: 2060-AQ68
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: CAA sec 307(b)(2)
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
JudicialOtherConsent decree deadline12/16/2011
JudicialNPRMConsent decree deadline04/29/2011
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/19/201176 FR 29032
Extension of Comment Period07/01/201176 FR 38591
Final Action01/05/201277 FR 556
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): lead, arsenic, MACT, NESHAP
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 03, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0222
Comment Period Closed
Jun 07, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/08/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0175
Comment Period Closed
Jul 26, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/19/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0191
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/05/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0131

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0213
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0197
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/03/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0344-0214


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Chuck French
919 541-7912
919 541-3207 (Fax)
Mail Code D243-02
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Steve Fruh
919 541-2837
919 541-4991 (Fax)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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