||Standard support and environmental impact statement: emission standard for vinyl chloride /
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Emission Standards and Engineering Division.
|| The Division,
Polyvinyl chloride--Toxicity--Environmental aspects. ;
Vinyl chloride--Toxicity--Environmental aspects.
Polyvinyl chloride--Toxicity--Environmental aspects ;
Vinyl chloride--Toxicity--Environmental aspects ;
Air pollution control ;
Hazardous materials ;
Environmental impact statements ;
Cost analysis ;
Public health ;
Combustion products ;
Law enforcement ;
Industrial hygiene ;
Waste water ;
Water pollution ;
Solid waste treatment ;
Noise reduction ;
Thermal pollution ;
Chemical industry ;
Combustion products ;
Air quality ;
Fabric filters ;
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||531 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
A national emission standard for vinyl chloride emitted from ethylene dichloride-vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride plants is being proposed under the authority of section 112 of the Clean Air Act. Vinyl chloride has been implicated as the causal agent of angiosarcoma and other serious disorders, both carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic, in people with occupational exposure and in animals with experimental exposure to vinyl chloride. Reasonable extrapolations from these findings cause concern that vinyl chloride may cause or contribute to the same or similar disorders at present ambient air levels. The purpose of the proposed standard is to minimize vinyl chloride emissions from all known process and fugitive emission sources in ethylene dichloride-vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride plants to the level attainable with best available control technology. This would have the effect of furthering the protection of public health by minimizing the health risks to the people living in the vicinity of these plants and to any additional people who are exposed as a result of new construction. This is estimated to have the effect of reducing emissions from a typical ethylene dichloride-vinyl chloride plant by approximately 94 percent and from a typical polyvinyl chloride plant by approximately 95 percent. Environmental Impact and Inflation Impact Statements quantifying the impacts of the proposed standard and alternative control levels are included in the document.
Tables. Includes bibliographical references.