SPI Input Seen in EPA Ruling - Society of the Plastics Industry - Brief Article
WASHINGTON, DC - A recent ruling by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products (MMP) Maximum Achievable Control Technology Emission Standard (MACT), which incorporated input from The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), drew praise from SPI.
Says SPI spokesperson Allen Weidman, "We are gratified the EPA responded to our concerns regarding extreme-performance fluoropolymer [EPFP] coatings and believe the resulting rule will help our industry meet all regulatory requirements."
SPI says the EPFP industry comprises mostly small coating businesses, and so most job shop coaters are not required under the Clean Air Act to install emission control devices. SPI convinced EPA not to subject EPFP coatings to the more stringent HAP emission limits proposed for more ubiquitous general-use coatings. EPFP coatings now must comply with a 12.4 lb HAP/gal coating solids limit versus the 1.6 lb HAP/gal limit originally proposed.