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U.S. EPA public notice and soliciting comment on the alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL) request for the Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels

Posted by [email protected] on Dec. 29, 2020  /  2020 Blogs     

December 8, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing public notice and soliciting comment on the alternative means of emission limitation (AMEL) request for the Standards of Performance for Volatile Organic Liquid Storage Vessels, 40 CFR part 60 subpart Kb, §60.112b, that would apply to a proposed new vinyl acetate bulk storage tank to be used at Rohm and Haas Chemicals LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), a chemical plant in Kankakee, Illinois. Based upon review of the AMEL request, EPA believes that, by complying with the proposed AMEL specified, the storage tank will achieve emission reductions at least equivalent to the emissions reduction required by the applicable new source performance standards. We are seeking the public’s input on Rohm and Haas’s request that EPA approve the AMEL for this storage tank. Specifically, EPA seeks the public’s input on the operating conditions specified in this notice and will accept comment for 45 days after publication in the Federal Register


You can read a pre-publication version of the notice and the fact sheet at for more information.

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