Risk and Technology Review: National Emission Standards for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The final rule, "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production" (see 79 FR 48073) addresses results of residual risk and technology reviews. The original Flexible Polyurethane Foam MACT standard was promulgated in October 1998 (see 63 FR 53980). Under the risk and technology reviews conducted in this action, EPA has met the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirement to review standards issued under CAA section 112 and to revise them "as necessary (taking into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies)" no less frequently than every 8 years. EPA also has met its requirement to evaluate and promulgate standards under CAA section 112 (f)(2) to provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health or prevent an adverse environmental effect. Included in this final action are results of our evaluation of inhalation risks, including cancer risk and incidence, population cancer risk, and non-cancer effects (chronic and acute). Additionally, the effectiveness and cost of additional risk reduction options, and acceptability and ample-margin-of-safety determinations are discussed in the final rule, along with the results of the technology review.
RIN: 2060-AR58
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 63
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: CAA 112
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 Decree07/30/2014
JudicialNPRMConsent Decree10/30/2013
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM11/04/201378 FR 66107
Final Rule08/15/201479 FR 48073
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: RTR Flex Foam Production
Keyword(s): technology review, flexible polyurethane foam production, risk review
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 04, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/04/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/15/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510-0060

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/15/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510-0073
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/15/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510-0068
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 08/15/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0510-0066


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Comments Received*
Regulatory Timeline
Pre Rule
Current Stage
Proposed Rule
Current Stage
Final Rule
Current Stage
Current Stage
Agency Contact
Kaye Whitfield
919 541-2509
919 541-1039 (Fax)
E-143-03, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
Keith Barnett
919 541-5605
919 541-5450 (Fax)
D243-04, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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