National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Iron and Steel Foundry Area Sources

Contact: Clean Air Assistance Program, 800-662-9278
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

40 CFR Part 63, Subpart ZZZZZ

The NESHAP for Iron and Steel Foundry Area Sources was issued on January 2, 2008. In the NESHAP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued emission standards based on Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) for the control of Urban Hazardous Air Pollutants that are emitted from metal melting furnaces at large area sources. The NESHAP also established pollution prevention management practices based on GACT that apply to all area source foundries. The pollution prevention management practices reduce HAP emissions of organics, metals, and mercury generated from furnace charge materials and prohibit the use of methanol as a component of binder formulations in certain applications.