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EPA seeks input on NESHAP for Reinforced Plastic Composites
Posted: 11/27/2012
EPA recently announced that it would seek public input on the agency’s review of three regulatory actions. One of the standards that EPA is reviewing is an air toxics standard affecting facilities that manufacture fiberglass truck bodies, tubs and showers, storage tanks, and other products. The formal name of this standard is the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Reinforced Plastic Composites Production, 40 CFR 63 Subpart WWWW. Approximately 15 facilities in Iowa are subject to Subpart WWWW. 

The Federal Register announcement can be viewed at

The comment period ends on December 31, 2012.

From EPA’s notice published in the Federal Register:

“Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that an agency review, within 10 years of promulgation, each rule that has or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (SISNOSE). EPA undertakes section 610 reviews to decide whether the agency should continue a rule unchanged, amend it, or withdraw it. We encourage small entities to provide comments on the need to change these rules, and in particular, how the rules could be made clearer, more effective, or if there is need to remove conflicting or overlapping requirements with other Federal or State regulations.”

This list serve article is intended for consultants, industries, environmental groups, general public, and other entities regulated under the Clean Air Act. It was written by the DNR Air Quality Bureau to share regulatory news, program updates and technical guidance.