EPA Finalizes Stronger Air Emissions Standards For Lead Recyclers

November 20, 2023
EPA is finalizing tougher air standards for “secondary lead smelters,” including facilities that recycle lead from batteries and other materials, but it eased some aspects of the final rule compared with an earlier proposal following criticism from industry about the feasibility of some proposed changes. In its revised new source performance standards (NSPS) for the sector, published in the Federal Register Nov. 20, EPA tightens existing emissions limits for particulate matter (PM) from certain furnace types that are used...

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