Revisions to the National Uniform Emission Standards General Provisions
The EPA is proposing National Uniform Emission Standards for Storage Vessels and Transfer Operations, Equipment Leaks and Control Devices, herein referred to as Uniform Standards. The EPA is also proposing supplemental revisions to the National Uniform Emission Standards General Provisions, which were proposed with the National Uniform Emission Standards for Heat Exchange Systems, signed by the EPA Administrator on November 30, 2011.
The proposed rules would establish a series of national uniform emission standards for storage vessels and transfer operations, equipment leaks and control devices. EPA expects, in future rulemaking actions, to propose that new source performance standards (NSPS) and national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for other source categories will also reference and require compliance with Uniform Standards, as appropriate, provided that the referencing subpart rulemakings demonstrate that the Uniform Standards meet the statutory stringency requirements that would apply to the referencing subpart source category, such as Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112(d), maximum achievable control technology (MACT), section 112(f), residual risk ample margin of safety (AMOS) and section 111(b), best systems of emission reduction (BSER).© 2013 Andrews Kurth LLP