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Area-Source Standards for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories

Compliance assistance on NESHAP rules and area-source standards for nine categories applying to metal fabrication and finishing.

On July 23, 2008, the EPA published the final rule for National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Area Source Standards for Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories. This rule is in addition to other TCEQ rules you must follow.

Operations common to metal fabrication and finishing facilities that would be affected by this rule include:

  • electrical and electronic equipment finishing;
  • fabrication of metal products;
  • fabricating plate works (boiler shops);
  • fabrication involving structural metal manufacturing;
  • heating equipment (except electric);
  • industrial machinery and equipment finishing operations;
  • iron and steel forging;
  • primary metal products manufacturing; and
  • valves and pipe fittings industries.

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