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EPA Air Quality Standard to Limit Air Toxics from Plastic Parts Coating Plants

Release Date: 09/05/2003
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John Millett 202-564-7842 / millett.john@epa.gov

(09/05/03) On Aug. 29, EPA issued a final rule to reduce toxic air pollutant emissions from plastic parts and products surface coating operations. The plastic parts surface coating rule will affect approximately 202 existing facilities and another six facilities likely to be built in the next five years. These facilities will be required to limit air toxic emissions using control equipment or through pollution prevention techniques such as reformulating coatings to contain fewer toxic compounds. This rule will reduce toxic air emissions by 7,560 tons per year. Many of these air toxics are also ozone-forming compounds. For more information, go to: https://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/ramain.html .