New Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations
Updated: Aug 29
Does your facility (or your clients’ facility) have surface coating operations? Want to know about recent changes in regulations for these surface coating operations? Read on for further details….
Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must monitor and control emissions of chemicals known as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). This has been accomplished through the development of industry-specific Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards. For the sub-set of HAPs that are also organic solvents, this effort has been coordinated with Section 183(e) requirements. Section 183(e) primarily requires the EPA to regulate Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from consumer and commercial products.
The EPA program known as the Coatings and Composites Coordinated Rule Development (CCCR) allows for coordination of the Section 112 and Section 183(e) requirements.
If your type of industry is listed below and your company has the potential to emit at least 10 tons per year of a HAP or 25 tons per year of a combination of HAPs, you must comply with a new MACT standard by the given compliance deadline.
Metal Coil June, 2005
Large Appliances* July, 2005
Paper and Other Web (Film and Foil)* December, 2005
Reinforced Plastic Composites Manufacturing April, 2006
Metal Furniture* May, 2006
Wood Building Products
(formerly Flatwood Paneling) * May, 2006
Fabric Coating, Printing, and Dyeing May, 2006
Metal Can November, 2006
Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products* January, 2007
Plastic Parts and Products* April, 2007
Surface Coating of Automobile and Light-Duty Trucks* April, 2004
*Industries that must comply with VOC rules in addition to MACT standards.
The following is a summarized list of the requirements common to each regulation.
Reduced HAP emissions through:
the use of “as purchased” compliant coating materials
effective capture and control (98% overall control efficiency)
the use of “as applied” compliant coating materials
Additional testing and monitoring requirements:
Performance test notification
Compliance status notification
Additional reporting and documentation requirements:
Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction reports
EES can help you meet the requirements of the new MACT standards and VOC rules.
Contact Tom Petersen at 215-881-9401.
To read more about MACT standards and for a full text of the MACT rules for each product category, please click here.