Technical Bulletin No. 0979: Summary of 2006 Inventory Update Rule Submissions by U.S. Pulp and Paper Mills

This report summarizes the information provided in Parts II and III of Form U by 51 pulp and paper mills (45 kraft, two sulfite, two recycling, two thermomechanical pulp (TMP)/deink) that provided copies of their reports filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2007 to NCASI. Information for the manufacture of typical pulp mill chemicals and chemical substances including pulping liquors (black, green, and white), lime mud (or CaCO3), lime (or CaO), tall oil soap, crude tall oil, turpentine, chlorine dioxide, and combustion ashes was tested for accuracy against commonly accepted estimates for such chemicals. Information contained in Parts II and III of Form U for certain inadvertently manufactured byproducts such as sodium sesquisulfate, sodium sulfate, spent acid (from tall oil acidulation), pink liquor, and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) residuals, intentionally manufactured products such as certain starches and bleaching chemicals, and imported chemicals such as certain starches, methanol and sodium hydroxide, all in amounts exceeding 25,000 lb/yr, is also summarized.