PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Transmission Pipeline Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


New EPA Paint, Chemical Rules Loom

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More items for Environmental Controls

Comment | More

Three years after they were issued, new federal environmental rules are set to take effect for certain coating, adhesive, and  chemical manufacturers.

 The rules may impact coatings, ink, adhesive, and resin manufacturing operations by requiring add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).
The rules may impact coatings, ink, adhesive, and resin manufacturing operations by requiring add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the so-called “Area Source” rules in 2009. Now, compliance deadlines are looming.

Facilities subject to the Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule will need to comply by Dec. 3, 2012. Facilities subject to EPA’s Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule will need to comply by Oct. 29, 2012.

Reducing HAPs

The two rules may impact coatings, ink, adhesive, and resin manufacturing operations by requiring add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

“Area Sources,” also known as "minor sources," are those facilities with the potential to emit less than 10 tons per year of any HAP or less than 25 tons per year of aggregate HAPs, according to the American Coatings Association, which has been tracking the regulations. This includes facilities permitted as "synthetic minor sources."

Paint and Allied Products

The Paint and Allied Products rule applies to coating, adhesive and ink area source manufacturing operations that have North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes 325510 (Paint and Coating Manufacturing), 325520 (Adhesive Manufacturing), and 325910/325998 (Printing Ink and Miscellaneous Chemical Product Manufacturing).

Affected sources are those facilities that use, generate, or produce these "HAPs of concern" above the relevant OSHA thresholds: benzene, methylene chloride, compounds of cadmium, chromium, lead or nickel.

Affected facilities will need to comply with the rule by Dec. 3 and will need to install baghouses (or use pigments in paste form) for the metal HAPs and install covers for the organic HAPs. Additional work practices, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements also apply.

Chemical Manufacturing

The Chemical Manufacturing rule applies to operations under NAICS code 325 (Chemical Manufacturing), including resin manufacturing. Affected are those facilities that generate or produce the following HAPs of concern above the OSHA thresholds: 1,3-butadiene, 1,3-dichloropropene, acetaldehyde, chloroform, ethylene dichloride, hexachlorobenzene, methylene chloride, quinoline, hydrazine and compounds of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, and nickel.

Affected facilities will need to comply with the rule by Oct. 29.

There is one wrinkle to the chemical rule rollout, however; On Jan. 20, 2012, EPA published a notice of reconsideration for the rule. The comment period for that reconsideration closed March 30, and EPA has issued no further statements on the measure. So for now, the Oct. 29 deadline holds.

ACA is clearly hoping for firmer guidance from EPA on the rule, however, saying: "It is hoped the issues will be resolved before the Oct. 29, 2012 compliance date.”

   

Tagged categories: Adhesive; Emissions; EPA; Facility Managers; Hazardous air pollutants; Resins; VOC emissions

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

DRYCO
Control the Tank with DRYCO

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Toll Free: 866-379-2600


Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
Enhanced Durability
Faster Shop Throughput


Safway Services
One Source. Every Solution.

The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.


AGC Chemicals
LUMIFLON® Coatings Dominate The International Bridge Market

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces. Contact: 1-610-423-4300


NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.


LPI Incorporated
LPI, Inc.

Manufactures air-powered man lifts for use in prep, paint and blast booths. Standard and custom designs.
Phone 800-657-6956 or www.lpi-inc.com


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com