U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Clay Ceramics Manufacturing

Congress enacted the Clean Air Act (CAA) in 19632 and amended it in 1990 to curb a number of major threats to human health and the environment. Section 112 of the CAA requires EPA to list categories and subcategories of major and area sources of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and to establish NESHAPs for listed source categories and subcategories. 

EPA is proposing to amend a number of existing requirements for technical provisions in the 2015 NESHAP. The Agency formally collected additional information collection after the petitions for reconsideration were initially filed, and believes that these changes would provide additional flexibility to the clay ceramics manufacturing industry, while maintaining the emissions and operational standards of the NESHAP...