Q653. In e-GGRT, the "Subpart AA Summary Information For This Facility" requires reporting of "Annual Production of Pulp Products (metric tons)." Should this value be in terms of air dried metric tons of bleached or unbleached pulp?
A653. Section 98.276(k) of subpart AA was amended on November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71904) to clarify the pulp production total to be reported is the total annual production of unbleached virgin chemical pulp produced onsite in air-dried metric tons per year. This total annual production value is the sum of all kraft, semichemical, soda, and sulfite pulp produced onsite, prior to bleaching, through all virgin pulping lines. Mechanical pulp or secondary fiber repulped for paper production is not included in the virgin pulp production total.
Source: New FAQ prepared by Michael Hannan. Revised by Sean Hogan, 3/4/2014.
Approval / Publishing History: Version 2
Relevant Subparts: Subpart AA
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