In March, the EPA issued the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Brick and Structural Clay Products Manufacturing and Clay Ceramics Manufacturing, commonly known as the “MACT rule” because it requires the use of a maximum achievable control technology. Although the rule had not yet been published in the Federal Register at the time this article was written, EPA officials believed this would occur by the end of April.
By collaborating with other industry professionals through associations, task forces, coalitions and organizations, the ceramic industry can accomplish much more than it would be able to achieve alone.
By combining a background in drawing with commercial glazes, overglaze transfers and a love for the three-dimensional clay form, Susan Bach has carved out a successful niche for herself as a clay designer.
Our June issue includes features focusing on ceramic medical/dental applications, building-integrated photovoltaics challenges and opportunities, analytical challenges, and the new OSHA silica rule. Check it out today!