What is the Part 61 NESHAP Regulation?
Through the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1970, Congress required U.S. EPA to publish a list of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and to subsequently establish emissions standards for these listed HAP. In response to this directive, U.S. EPA listed eight Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) between 1971 and 1984 in 40 CFR 61.01(a) including the following compounds:
- Asbestos (36 FR 5931; Mar. 31, 1971)
- Benzene (42 FR 29332; June 8, 1977)
- Beryllium (36 FR 5931; Mar. 31, 1971)
- Coke Oven Emissions (49 FR 36560; Sept. 18, 1984)
- Inorganic Arsenic (45 FR 37886; June 5, 1980)
- Mercury (36 FR 5931; Mar. 31, 1971)
- Radionuclides (44 FR 76738; Dec. 27, 1979)
- Vinyl Chloride (40 FR 59532; Dec. 24, 1975)
Between 1971 and 1990, EPA published 23 pollutant-specific National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in 40 CFR Part 61 (i.e., Part 61 NESHAP) addressing each of the eight identified HAP. Part 61 NESHAP regulate HAP based on listed activities and emissions source types as opposed to by industrial source category (like the more widely applicable Part 63 NESHAP). Each Part 61 NESHAP set human health risk-based emissions standards which, in the judgement of the EPA Administrator, provides an ample margin of safety to protect public health from the listed HAP.
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Trinity has broad experience developing and implementing compliance programs for the most commonly applicable Part 61 NESHAP regulations, primarily including those regulating asbestos (Subpart M), benzene (Subparts J, Y, BB, and FF), coke oven emissions (Subpart L), and vinyl chloride (Subpart F). Building from our experience with the Part 61 NESHAP program since the inception of these long-standing requirements, Trinity understands the applicability criteria, common control/emissions minimization strategies, and best practices for meeting testing, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements. For assistance, contact Trinity at (800) 229-6655.