The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the technology review conducted for Wood Preserving Area Sources regulated under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The EPA determined that there are no cost-effective developments in wood preserving practices, processes, and control technologies that would further reduce regulated urban air toxics. As a result, the EPA is making no changes to the existing standards and is only establishing minor editorial and formatting changes to the Wood Preserving Area Sources NESHAP table of applicable general provisions. The EPA also finalized technical corrections to the Surface Coating of Wood Building Products NESHAP in this package.
A prepublication version of the final rule and fact sheet can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/wood-preserving-area-sources-national-emission-standards-hazardous and https://www.epa.gov/stationary-sources-air-pollution/surface-coating-wood-building-products-national-emission-standard-1