EPA Reviews Limits On Toxic Air Pollutants | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 6 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 6, 2012

EPA Reviews Limits On Toxic Air Pollutants

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: air toxics, emissions, air pollution

EPA is reconsidering a 2009 rule that set air pollution standards for various categories of chemical manufacturing operations. The action comes in response to a petition filed by the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates, two industry trade associations. The final rule established national standards to reduce emissions from equipment vents of 15 hazardous air pollutants, including acetaldehyde, hydrazine, and chloroform. It applies to nine categories of chemical manufacturing: agricultural . . .

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