The Aerospace NESHAP is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
regulation, found in 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart GG, that stands for
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.† Hazardous Air Pollutants, or HAPS, are
a special category of air pollutants that were identified as especially
toxic and can cause serious health and environmental hazards.† The Aerospace NESHAP affects sites
that are a major source of HAPs and conduct operations associated with
the manufacturing or rework (including maintenance and repair) of
aerospace vehicles and/or components, which Fort Hood does.† Therefore, we are subject to the
requirements of the Aerospace NESHAP.
If you are interested in the EPA rules on the Aerospace NESHAP, click on
the icon for PDF version of the rule.
The information and product usage described will be captured by using
the Monthly Usage Log for Aerospace NESHAP, found below (contains
Units are required to fill out the general information at the top, pick
the product they are using from the list provided, enter the amount
used (including the unit such as lbs, gal, oz, etc.) and the code
indicating what process the product is used for.† *This is the main piece of all the
This form is required to be completed monthly and turned into the Fort
Hood NESHAP Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org; 254-288-5284) no
later than the 5th of the following month.
Ensure that products are only used for their intended purpose and
application.† Certain products
are Potentially Non Compliant (PNC) based on their vapor pressure being
above 45 mmHG.† However the
product can still be used, but only if it used in an exempt
process.† For example, paint
remover (NSN 8010-00-181-7568) is PNC because it has a high vapor
pressure of around 350mmHG, but is exempt as long as it used for
stripping paint only.
There are some operational requirements as part of the Aerospace
NESHAP.† However, if you follow
the SOPís established for your operation, you should be meeting those
requirements.† For example, for
flush cleaning, we must recover the solvent and keep the lid on the
equipment closed when not in use.†
The Clarus Degreasers used for parts cleaning will meet this
requirement as long as you keep the lid closed when not in use and use
according to all other operating procedures.
† Also, products should be
handled or transferred to containers, tanks, vessels, etc. in such a
manner that minimizes spills.†
All products should also remain in appropriate containers with
the lids on when not in use.