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P2 for Area Source Categories: Affected Industries
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Technology Transfer for the Air Toxics Rules
Information regarding the status and history of rulemaking process for air toxics including area sou...

EPA hazardous air pollution regulations will be promulgated for 70 previously unregulated area source categories by June 15, 2009. Currently 16 of the 70 categories are already subject to standards. These are listed below in Table 1.

The first three area sources categories that P2RX is focusing P2 resource development on are:

  • Auto Body Refinishing
  • Hospital Sterilizers
  • Industrial Boilers

These were selected to begin with since they are prevalent in all regions of the U.S. and they are good candidates to benefit from P2 strategies to achieve compliance with the expected regulation.

P2 information for additional area source categories will be added as it becomes available.

Table 1. 16 Area Source Categories Already Subject to Standards

Chromic Acid Anodizing Hazardous Waste Incineration
Commercial Sterilization Facilities Medical Waste Incinerators
Decorative Chromium Electroplating Portland Cement Manufacturing
Dry Cleaning Facilities Secondary Aluminum Production
Halogenated Solvent Cleaners Secondary Lead Smelting
Hard Chromium Electroplating Municipal Landfills
Publicly Owned Treatment Works Mercury Cell Chlor-Alkali Plants
Municipal Waste Combustors Other Solid Waste Incineration


Schedules for proposals and promulgation of the remaining area sources are listed in Tables 2 and 3.


Table 2. Deadlines for Specific Area Source Standards under a Court Order Issued May, 2003

Oil and Natural Gas Production Proposal completed c/o 6/30/05; promulgation 12/21/06
Stationary Internal Combustion Engines Proposal c/o 10/31/06; promulgation 12/07
Hospital Sterilizers Proposal c/o 10/31/06; promulgation 12/07
Gasoline Distribution Stage I proposal c/o 10/31/06; promulgation 12/07


Table 3. Deadlines for 50 Area Source Categories under a Court Order Issued March 2006

December 15, 2006 Promulgate 4 categories
June 15, 2007 Promulgate 6 categories
December 15, 2007 Promulgate 10 categories
June 15, 2008 Promulgate 10 categories
December 15, 2008 Promulgate 10 categories
June 15, 2009 Promulgate 10 categories


The remaining 50 area source categories that will be subject to standards under the pending rules are found in Table 4.


Table 4. 50 Area Source Categories which will be Subject to Standards

Acrylic Fibers/Modacrylic Fibers Production Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing
Ag Chemicals & Pesticides Manuf. Asphalt Processing & Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing
Misc. Organic Chemical Manuf. (MON) Autobody Refinishing Paint Shops
Nonferrous Foundries, nec. Brick & Structural Clay
  Carbon Black Production
Clay Ceramics Chemical Manufacturing: Chromium Compounds
  Chemical Preparations
Paint Stripping Operations Copper Foundries
Paints & Allied Products Manufacturing Cyclic Crude & Intermediate Production
Pharmaceutical Production Electrical & Electronic Equipment: Finishing Operations
Plastic Parts & Products (surface coatings) Fabricated Metal Products, nec.
Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturing Fabricated Structural Metal Manuf.
Plating & Polishing Ferroalloys Production: Ferromanganese & Silicomanganese
Polyvinyl Chloride & Copolymers Production Flexible Polyurethane Foam Fabrication Operations
Prepared Feeds Manufacturing Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production
Primary Copper (not subject to Primary Copper Smelting MACT) Fabricated Plate Work
Primary Metals Products Manufacturing  
Primary Nonferrous Metals- Zinc, Cadmium and Beryllium Heating Equipment, except electric
Pressed & Blown Glass & Glassware Manufacturing  
Secondary Copper Smelting Industrial Boilers to be promulgated by 12/15/07
Secondary Nonferrous Metals Industrial Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
Sewage Sludge Incineration Industrial Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  Industrial Machinery & Equipment: Finishing Operations
Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Inorganic Pigments Manufacturing
Stainless & Non-stainless Steel Manufacturing: Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) Institutional/Commercial Boilers
Steel Foundries Iron Foundries
Valves & Pipe Fittings Iron & Steel Forging
Wood Preserving  




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