EPA is working on the Information Collection Request (ICR) for Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). The comment period for preparing the ICR ended on November 7, 2016. This is the MACT standard commonly referred to as the Kiln MACT as it will apply to lumber drying kilns in some fashion, in addition to plywood and composite wood products.
There may be two phases as part of the ICR. The information collected will be used to prepare a proposed rule. Phase I is to be a survey phase seeking to collect facility-level information for all HAP major source facilities that would be subject to the standard and HAP minor source facilities taking limits to avoid applicability to the standard. EPA has stated that if the information collected in Phase I is inadequate, Phase II will be implemented. Under Phase II, PCWP facilities across differing industry segments will be selected to conduct emission testing such that adequate emission factors can be generated.
Further information can be found in the regulations.gov docket: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0243-0001.
Look for a more detailed synopsis of the standard and information collection process in our upcoming newsletter and blog.