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EPA Final Rule on Pulp and Paper Industry Emissions

Posted in on Wed, Oct 24, 2012

EPA has published a final rule setting the residual risk and technology review conducted for the pulp and paper industry source category regulated under national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants.  It finalizes amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants that include a requirement for 5-year repeat emissions testing for selected process equipment; revisions to provisions addressing periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction; a requirement for electronic reporting; additional test methods for measuring methanol emissions; and technical and editorial changes. EPA expects the amendments to ensure that control systems are properly maintained over time, ensure continuous compliance with standards and improve data accessibility.  EPA estimates facilities nationwide will spend $2.1 million per year to comply.  DATES: This final action is effective on September 11, 2012.


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