NEW YORK The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency will make a decision on new
environmental standards for ferroalloy producers by Dec. 10, an
agency spokeswoman told AMM in an e-mail.
This is the second deadline
extension for new standards, which could determine the fate of
two domestic silicomanganese producers: Marietta, Ohio-based
Eramet Marietta Inc. and Letart, W.Va.-based Felman Production
Inc. The decision had been postponed to Sept. 14 from a
previous June 29 deadline.
Both producers have said that
the revised National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
Pollutants, if too restrictive, could make it uneconomical to
run their plants (
amm.com, Jan. 10).
A possible expansion at Felman Production also hangs on the
new rules (
amm.com, July 30).