Friction Materials Manufacturing Facilities National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

This regulation reduces emissions of air toxics from facilities that manufacture friction materials. Air toxics are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems. Friction materials include brake and clutch linings, and are used in brake and clutch assemblies.

Facilities comply with the proposed rule’s requirements by using a solvent recovery system to capture and reclaim solvent used in the manufacturing process.

Rule History

10/18/2002 – Final Rule

10/04/2001 – Proposed Rule