December 03, 2010

Proposed Amendments To The Air Toxics Standards For 2 Source Categories: Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations; And Shipbuildi


On December 3, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to two air toxics standards covering two industrial source categories.

The air toxics standards and source categories covered by this proposal are:

  • Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations (Current standard issued 12/7/1995)
  • Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) (Current standard issued 12/15/1995)

This action proposes to:

  • Establish an emissions limit of 0.2 tons per year for formaldehyde for wood furniture manufacturing operations;
  • No longer allow the use of conventional spray guns at wood furniture manufacturing facilities. This will also help to further reduce HAP emissions and risks; and
  • Eliminate provisions related to emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction for both source categories.

EPA conducted the following reviews for the two maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards listed above.

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