Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

This regulation establishes emission limits and work practice requirements for new and existing miscellaneous coating manufacturing operations, including process vessels, storage tanks, wastewater, transfer operations, equipment leaks, and heat exchange systems, and implements section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring all major sources to meet hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission standards reflecting application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The HAP emitted from miscellaneous coating manufacturing facilities include toluene, xylene, glycol ethers, and methyl isobutyl ketone. Exposure to these substances has been demonstrated to cause adverse health effects such as irritation of the lung, eye, and mucous membranes, effects on the central nervous system, and cancer. The final rule will reduce HAP emissions by 4,900 tons per year (tpy) for existing facilities that manufacture miscellaneous coatings.

Rule History

10/04/2006- Final Rule

05/17/2006- Proposed rule

12/21/2005- Final rule; amendments

05/13/2005- Direct final rule; amendments & Proposed rule; amendments

12/29/2003- Correction

12/11/2003- Final

04/04/2002- Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing: Summary of Public Comments and Responses

Fact Sheet - Final Amendments to Air Toxics Rule for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing

Fact Sheet - Final Rule to Reduce Air Toxics from Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Facilities

Fact Sheet - Proposed rules to reduce toxic air emissions from Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing and Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing facilities

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Implementation Tool for the Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing NESHAP

Applicability flowchart for process vessels (figure 2)

Sample Initial Notification Form

Compliance Memorandum