Environment & Energy Report

Fertilizer-Ingredient Makers Get to 2018 for Air Toxics Rule

Sept. 27, 2017, 8:24 PM

Manufacturers of phosphoric acid, a key ingredient in fertilizer, now have until 2018 to reach two compliance deadlines for hazardous air pollutants, the EPA said in a final rule.

Previously, the Environmental Protection Agency had set an August 2016 deadline for phosphoric acid producers to include emissions of hydrogen fluoride and other fluorides from a process that turns raw phosphorus into phosphoric acid in their calculations of how much of the fluorides they emit. Hydrogen fluoride is extremely acidic, according to the EPA.

The EPA also extended (RIN:2060-AT14) the deadline to meet monitoring requirements for low-energy...

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