Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Area Sources: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

This final national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) applies to new and existing lead acid battery manufacturing plants that are area sources.

The Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing area source category was listed for regulation pursuant to section 112(c)(3) for its contribution of the urban hazardous air pollutants (HAP) lead and cadmium. The final rule adopts as the NESHAP for the Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing area source category the numerical emissions limits for grid casting, paste mixing, three process operations, lead oxide manufacturing, lead reclamation, and other lead emitting processes in 40 CFR 60.372 of the new source performance standards (NSPS) for lead acid batteries.

Rule History

03/26/2008 - Direct Final Rule.

07/16/2007 - Final Rule.

04/04/2007 - Proposed rule

Additional Resources

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Related Rules

Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)