National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Rubber Tire Manufacturing - Comment and Response Summary

EPA proposed national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for tire manufacturing were published in the Federal Register on October 18, 2000 (65 FR 62414). The purpose of this document is to present a summary of the non-confidential public comments received on the proposed standards and the responses developed by EPA. This summary of comments and responses serves as the basis for revisions made to the standards between proposal and promulgation.

EPA received 19 public comment letters on the proposed rule. The commenters represent the following affiliations: rubber tire manufacturers (4 companies), industrial trade associations (5), and one State and local agency association. Table 1 presents a listing of all persons submitting written comments, their affiliation, and the docket number for their comments. The docket number for this rulemaking is A-97-14. No public hearing was requested. 

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