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National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) For The Wood Building Products (Surface Coating) Industry, Background Information Document.

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National emission standards to control the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from the Wood Building Products (Surface Coating) industry are being proposed under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act. This standard will reduce emissions from major source wood building product (surface coating) facilities that emit either 10 tons of one specific HAP or 25 tons of total HAP per year. A wood building product is defined as any finished or laminated wood product that contains more than 50 percent by weight wood or wood fiber and issued in the construction, either interior or exterior, of a residential, commercial, or institutional building. These emission reductions are expected through a switch from high-HAP coatings to low- or no-HAP coatings. This option is less cost prohibitive than the use of a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), which was examined as an "beyond the floor" control option. This regulation will require each affected source to track the HAP content, the solids content and the amount of each coating applied by the facility. These values will be used to calculate an overall facility emission limit in units of lb HAP/gal solids.

Surface coating; Wood building products; Air pollution; NESHAP; Hazardous air pollutant; HAP; Window; Door; Panel; Reconstituted wood; Flooring; Tileboard; Doorskin; Class 1 hardboard; Laminate flooring
Reference #:
A.2001.33 B
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Office Division:
Emission Standards Division
EPA Author:
Lluberas, Luis
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Document Status:
Not Reported

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