American Coatings Association


Toxic air pollutants, also known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to reduce HAPs from certain major and area source industrial surface coatings manufacturing operations.The National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants, or NESHAP rules, establish national technology-based emissions standards, or maximum achievable control technology (MACT), that require add-on controls that capture HAP emissions at major source paint and coating manufacturing facilities.

Examples of HAPs include: xylenes, toluene, benzene, phenol, glycol ethers, styrene, methyl isobutyl ketone, ethyl benzene, and methylene chloride.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

David Darling
Senior Director, Environmental Affairs
Direct: 202-719-3689

Rhett Cash
rcash@paint.org
202-719-3680

HAP Rules

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Resource: ACA Paint Manufacturing, Analysis, and Reporting Overview

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