hazardous air pollutants

hazardous air pollutants

[‚haz·ər·dəs ′er pə‚lüt·əns]
(engineering)
Chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects. Listed hazardous air pollutants include benzene, found in gasoline; perchlorethlyene, emitted from some dry cleaning facilities; and methylene chloride, used as a solvent and paint stripper in industry; as well as dioxin, asbestos, toluene, and metals such as cadmium, mercury, chromium, and lead compounds. Also known as air toxics. Abbreviated HAP.
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With the controls in place, the hazardous air pollutants should be reduced by at least 8.
These amendments (signed May 6 and published in the Federal Register May 20) modify the work practice requirements for material certification and scrap selection/inspection provisions of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Iron and Steel Foundries.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on November 18, 2004 that it has removed ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of hazardous air pollutants.
EPA's air toxics program is focused on reducing the risks associated with hazardous air pollutants listed in the Clean Air Act.
This project will address community concerns about air quality in north Denver neighborhoods and will generate data that will help us understand and reduce exposure to hazardous air pollutants.
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With all of the so-called MACT (maximum air pollution control technology) standards for the coatings industry in place, the EPA will now implement the "residual risk" requirements of the Act by evaluating the health risk to the surrounding population that remains after a company has complied with the MACT requirements for hazardous air pollutants.
To get an idea of where this process may be headed, BLR editors have made available the Hazardous Air Pollutants in California regulatory analysis from the Enviro.
UDEQ will use the EPA grant to leverage and complement ongoing research funded by the Utah State legislature on hazardous air pollutants across the greater Salt Lake urban area.
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EPA in the development of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Iron and Steel Foundries (Iron & Steel Foundry MACT), AFS continues negotiations with EPA staff on potential revisions to the proposed rule.

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