NESHAP Comment Periods Extended
Posted: July 15th, 2011Author: All4 Staff
On July 1, 2011, U.S. EPA announced that it was extending the comment periods for two (2) rules: the proposed new National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric Utility Steam Generating Units (Utility MACT), and the proposed changes to the existing NESHAP for Secondary Lead Smelting (Secondary Lead Smelting MACT).
U.S. EPA is extending the comment period for the Utility MACT for an additional 30 days due to requests received from both the public and the members of Congress. The extension will provide the public with additional time to submit comments and supporting data. The public comment period will end on August 4, 2011.
The comment period for the Secondary Lead Smelting MACT was extended for an additional 21 days due to a request by the Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR). The ABR requested the extension in order to analyze data and review the proposed amendments to the rule. The public comment period will end on July 26, 2011.