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National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS): Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) (Draft)
Dec. 28, 2016
EPA is proposing amendments to the NESHAP for POTW to address the results of the residual risk and technology review (RTR) conducted under the Clean Air Act (CAA). As a result of the review, EPA is proposing to include pretreatment requirements to limit emissions from collection systems and the POTW treatment plant; requirements for existing, new, or reconstructed industrial (Group 1) POTW to comply with both the requirements in this rule and those in the applicable NESHAP for which they act as control; and HAP emission limits for existing, non-industrial (Group 2) POTW. In addition, the EPA is proposing to revise the applicability criteria, revise the names and definitions of the industrial (Group 1) and non-industrial (Group 2) subcategories, revise regulatory provisions pertaining to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction, add requirements for electronic reporting, and make other miscellaneous edits and technical corrections. Comments must be received on or before 27 February 2017. POC is Karen Marsh, Sector Policies and Programs Division (E143-05), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; tel: (919) 541-1065; fax: (919) 541-3470; and email: marsh.karen@epa.gov (Federal Register; 27 December 2016 [Proposed Rules], pages 95352-95396).

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