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Rule and Implementation Information for the Primary Aluminum Industry
On September 10, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated amendments to the air toxics emissions standard covering the primary aluminum production source category. See the table below for the Federal Register notice, and the Fact Sheet summarizing the final amendments.
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Proposed and Promulgated Rules
Subpart LL - National Emission Standards for Primary Aluminum Reduction Plants
NOTE: All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) files unless otherwise indicated.
Closely Related Rules, Policies or Program Guidance
Secondary Aluminum NESHAP (40 CFR part 63 subpart RRR). A possibly related rule that applies to major and area source facilities in the secondary aluminum production industry. The affected operations in this industry include aluminum scrap shredders; thermal chip dryers; scrap dryer/delacquering kiln/decoating kiln; secondary aluminum processing furnaces; aluminum sweat furnaces; dross-only furnaces; rotary dross coolers; and other secondary aluminum processing units.
Settlement Agreement in the Secondary Aluminum NESHAP with the American Foundrymen's Society, the North American Die Casting Association, the Non-Ferrous Founders' Society, and the Aluminum Association. As part of the rule development for the Secondary Aluminum NESHAP (subpart RRR), various amendments were made to this related rule as a result of petitions from these aluminum associations.
Voluntary Aluminum Industrial Partnership (VAIP) This is an innovative pollution prevention program developed jointly by EPA and the primary aluminum industry. Participating companies (partners) work with EPA to improve aluminum production efficiency while reducing perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions, potent greenhouse gases that remain in the atmosphere for thousands of years.
DocketDocket Index (PDF) for Primary Aluminum. This file lists all materials currently available in the docket for Primary Aluminum (Docket # A-92-60). The docket is composed of Federal Register Notices, the rules,and supporting documents for the rules.
Background Information Document(BID)/Response to comments
|6/96||Primary Aluminum Basis and Purpose Document for Proposed Standards||(pdf v3.0 format)|
|6/96||Primary Aluminum Technical Support Document for Proposed Standards|
|8/87||Primary Aluminum BID for Promulgated Standards|
|09/10/15||Fact Sheet - Final Amendments|
|11/13/14||Fact Sheet - Proposed Supplemenntal Rulemaking|
|8/22/96||Fact Sheet - Technical - Proposed Rule|
|9/19/97||Fact Sheet - Technical - Final Rule|
|11/99||Plain Language Guide to the Primary Aluminum NESHAP-40 CFR 63, Subpart LL National Emission Standards for Primary Aluminum: Summary of Requirements for Implementing the NESHAP|
Source Identification and Location Information
|1996||U.S. Primary Aluminum Production Facilities [Facility List]|
Outreach and Training Materials (no files currently available)
Permitting Information (no files currently available)
Compliance and Enforcement Information
|Clarification of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart LL Requirements Applicable to Potlines During Startup Periods|
|Primary Aluminum NESHAP-Inspector Checklist|
|Applicability Determination Index (ADI). The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues. The database is searchable by Subpart.|
|Nonferrous Metals Industry Sector Notebook. Sector notebooks contain multimedia information (air, water, and land pollutant release data) for a specific industry. Search results indicate that these sector notebooks may contain information on Subpart LL.|
|The Environmental Council of the States. The website provides state delegation information for environmental programs. To view delegation information for a specific state or for a specific program, go to http://www.sso.org.htm. To see delegation information for the Clean Air Act specifically, go to http://www.sso.org/ecos/states/statutes/caa.htm.|
|The Aluminum Association. The website provides industry information and publications|
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