NSPS Notebook
Kraft Pulp Mills -  Subpart BBa

Applicability: Subpart BBa - [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to:
  1. Affected facilities at kraft pulp mills that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after May 23, 2013.
Affected facilities:
  1. Digester systems
  2. Brown stock washer systems
  3. Multiple-effect evaporator systems
  4. Recovery furnaces
  5. Smelt dissolving tanks
  6. Lime kilns
  7. Condensate stripper systems
In pulp mills where kraft pulping is combined with neutral sulfite semichemical pulping, this subpart applies when any portion of the material charged to an affected facility is produced by the kraft pulping operation.
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 4/4/14
Amendments Dates:
State Regulations: Title 129 (Rule not yet adopted.)
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 60.280a
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subpart BB - Kraft Pulp Mills (after Sep 24, 1976, on or before May 23, 2013)

NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 63
Subpart S - Pulp and Paper Manufacturing (MACT I)
Subpart MM - Combustion Sources at kraft, soda, and sulfite pulp and paper mills (MACT II)
Regulations and Federal Registers: Subpart BBa - [ecfr.gov]

(See attached file: 2B - 2Ba - Fed. Reg. 2014-04-04 - Final Rule.pdf)

(See attached file: 2B - 2Ba - Fed. Reg. 2013-05-23 - Proposed Rule.pdf)

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