SIGNED: Proposed Amendments to Air Toxics Standards for Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing

On July 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Integrated Iron and Steel (II&S) Manufacturing Facilities. II&S manufacturing includes the following processes: sinter production, iron production, iron preparation (hot metal desulfurization), and steel production. The iron production process includes the production of iron in BFs by the reduction of iron-bearing materials with a hot gas. The steel production process includes BOFs and ladle metallurgy operations. These facilities produce steel from iron ore pellets, coke, metal scrap, and other raw materials using furnaces and other processes. There are nine II&S Manufacturing facilities (one is idle), owned by two entities.  

Interested parties can download a copy of the proposed rule notice from EPA's website at the following address: