Secondary Lead Smelting: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Rule Summary

The secondary lead smelting industry consists of facilities that recycle lead-bearing scrap material, typically lead acid batteries, into elemental lead or lead alloys.

The final rule applies to owners and operators of secondary lead smelters. The affected source for this subpart is any of the following sources at a secondary lead smelter: Blast, reverberatory, rotary, and electric furnaces; refining kettles; agglomerating furnaces; dryers; process fugitive emissions sources; buildings containing lead bearing materials; and fugitive dust sources.

Rule History

01/03/2014 - Direct final rule & Proposed rule amendments.

01/05/2012 - Final rule

07/01/2011 - Proposed rule; extension of public comment period.

05/19/2011 - Proposed rule.

12/14/1999 - Final rule; amendments.

08/18/1999 - Proposed amendments.

06/13/1997 - Direct final rule: Amendments to rule.

06/23/1995 - Final rule.

06/09/1994 - Proposed rule.

Additional Resources

Background Information for Promulgated Standards

Fact Sheets

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to the rules.

Related Rules

Secondary Lead Smelters: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)