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Air Toxics in Region 4 A&WMA Annual Conference August 6, 2008. Lee Page Air Toxics Assessment and Implementation Section EPA, Region 4 Atlanta, Georgia. “Protecting Human Health and the Environment”. Agenda. Major Source Program Program almost complete Vacaturs Area Source Program

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Air Toxics in Region 4A&WMA Annual ConferenceAugust 6, 2008

Lee Page

Air Toxics Assessment and Implementation Section

EPA, Region 4 Atlanta, Georgia

“Protecting Human Health and the Environment”

agenda
Agenda
  • Major Source Program
    • Program almost complete
    • Vacaturs
  • Area Source Program
    • Mid-way through program development
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Region 4 HAP Inventory1993

596,000 tons/yr

189,000 tons/yr

Area Sources

Major Sources

Mobile Sources

436,000 tons/yr

National Total = 6.9 million tons/yr

Regional Total = 1.2 million tons/yr (17%)

major source rule status
Major Source Rule Status
  • Over 700 source categories originally listed for regulations under Section 112 of CAAA
  • 92 MACTs completed – First rule in 1993
  • 4 MACTs fully vacated by court
    • PVC/Brick/Clay Ceramics/Boilers
  • 1 MACT left on source category list
    • Defense Land Systems & Misc. Equipment
    • Coating operations at military installations
regulating polyvinyl chloride
Regulating Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Vacatur occurred around compliance date
  • Very few sources nationwide
  • Sources were in compliance and permitted
  • Plan: Maintain permit in place
regulating brick clay
Regulating Brick & Clay
  • Vacatur occurred 1 year after compliance
  • Sources were in compliance and permitted
  • Plan A – Maintain Permit in place
    • Maintain state rule (i.e. vacated MACT): SC
    • Deleted State rule: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC
  • Plan B – Remove MACT from permit
    • Issue hollow permit ?
    • 112(j) placeholder language ?
    • Regulate through 112(j)
regulating boilers
Regulating Boilers
  • Vacatur occurred at compliance date
  • Thousands of sources nationwide
  • Many sources in compliance
  • Plan:
    • Implement State rule (i.e., vacated MACT)
    • Implement 112(j)
112 j guidance icr
112(j) Guidance & ICR
  • Guidance issued when ICR is approved
  • ICR – Provides authority to collect info.
    • Expired May 31, 2005 & not renewed
  • ICR status:
    • Published in FR on November 2, 2007
      • Received 6 comment letters
    • Revised and sent to OMB for approval
    • Published in FR April 17, 2008
      • 30 day comment period ( May 19 )
      • Response to comments not required
      • 60 days from April 17 to approve ( June 16 )
  • Distribute guidance
camr history
CAMR History
  • In 2000, source category listed for regulation pursuant to 112(c)(5)
  • In 2005, regulated under 111(d) & delisted category from 112(c) list
  • March 14, 2008, court vacated 111(d) rule and the previous delisting action
  • March 08, EPA petitioned court for rehearing
    • Court denied petition
112 g j for utilities
112(g) & (j) for Utilities
  • Why 112(g) applies
    • 112(g): Where EPA has not established national emission standards, a major source is prohibited from construction or reconstruction unless State establishes case-by-case MACT
    • Awaiting 112(g) implementation guidance
  • Why 112(j) does not apply
    • 112(j): Applicable if EPA misses deadline for promulgation, pursuant to 112(e)(1) & (3)
    • 112(e)(1)&(3): EPA to regulate listed categories, pursuant to 112(c)(1)&(3), within 10 years of 1990 CAAA
    • 112(c)(1)&(3): EPA to list major and area source categories for regulation
    • 112(j) not applicable because category listed under 112(c)(5)
mact rule development
MACT Rule Development
  • Brick/Clay MACT: Starting from scratch on rulemaking
    • Section 114 letters – new testing
    • DoJ negotiating with Sierra Club on schedule
  • Boiler MACT: Major & area source rules + Sec. 129 definition
    • DoJ negotiating schedule; July 2010 is “unofficial” date
    • Section 114 letters for new information
    • NACAA model rule due in June 2008
  • Utilities MACT:
    • DoJ will negotiate schedule
    • Section 114 letters for new information - all HAPs
  • PVC MACT (Vacated April 2005)
    • Workgroup recently formed – information being collected
  • Defense Land Systems & Misc. Equipment (coatings)
    • Applicable only to military facilities
    • Development on-going: expected proposal date is October 2008
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Region 4 TRI Summary

( HAP tons/yr )

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Region 4 HAP Inventory1993

189,000 tons/yr

596,000 tons/yr

Area Sources

Major Sources

Mobile Sources

436,000 tons/yr

National Total = 6.9 million tons/yr

Regional Total = 1.2 million tons/yr (17%)

rule development
Rule Development
  • 70 source categories listed to regulate
    • MACT or GACT regulations
    • Court ordered to complete all rules by June 2009
  • 49 source categories regulated to date – 21 remain
    • 49 categories regulated by 37 rules
    • 14 of the 37 rules require Title V permits
  • 11 categories to be regulated by December 2008
  • Final 10 categories regulated by June 2009
  • Rule delegation/implementation by some States is questionable
    • Lack of resources is primary issue
    • Regional office is default agency
implementing area source rules
Implementing Area Source Rules
  • Goal – To work collaboratively utilizing a flexible implementation approach to reduce urban air toxic risks
  • Flexible implementation steps – level of effort will vary between source categories
    • Accept delegation
    • Identify sources In category
    • Provide rule information to identified sources
    • Receive initial notifications
    • Follow-up on notifications with identified sources
    • Permit sources if required
    • Provide compliance assistance
    • Receive/review compliance test plans
    • Observe compliance tests when possible
    • Receive/review compliance notifications/reports
    • Inspections as needed
additional information
Additional Information
  • For air toxics information on:
    • Major Source Program
    • Residual Risk Program
    • Area Source Program
    • Many other areas
  • Go to: www.epa.gov/ttn/atw
  • Or call me: 404-562-9131 e-mail: page.lee@epa.gov