EPA Floats New Emissions Rule For Plastics Facilities

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 1:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday released new emissions standards for facilities producing plastics, textile fibers and resins used to make wood materials, adding requirements for previously unregulated hazardous materials and eliminating exemptions for periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction.

The amendments to the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, or NESHAP, place more stringent requirements on manufacturers of acrylic and modacrylic fibers; polycarbonates found in electronics, medical devices and toys; and formaldehyde-based amino/phenolic resins commonly used to make wood furniture, adhesives, particle board...
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