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Proposed Pa. Regulation on Automobile and Light-duty Truck Assembly Coating

Date: January 01, 2014

State contact is: Deborah Wehr at dwehr@pa.gov or 717-787-9702 

Control of VOC Emissions from Automobile and Light-duty Truck Assembly Coating Operations:  This proposed rulemaking, which is based on EPA’s Control Technique Guidelines issued on September 30, 2008, would regulate emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from specified automobile and light-duty truck assembly coating operations. 

The proposed requirements would apply to the owner and operator of an automobile and light-duty truck assembly coating operation or business that applies an automobile assembly coating or a light-duty truck assembly coating, or both, to a new automobile body or a new light-duty truck body, to a body part for a new automobile or a new light-duty truck, or to another part that is coated along with the new automobile body or body part or light-duty truck body or body part. 

The proposed rulemaking would also apply to the owner and operator of a heavier vehicle coating operation which coats a body or body part for a new heavier vehicle. 

The proposal would also apply to the owner and operator of a separate coating line at an automobile and light-duty truck assembly coating facility on which a coating is applied to another part intended for use in a new automobile or new light-duty truck or to an aftermarket repair or replacement part for an automobile or light-duty truck. 

The proposed VOC content limits and work practice requirements would apply beginning January 1, 2016, to an owner and operator subject to the proposed rulemaking that has total actual VOC emissions from all automobile and light-duty truck assembly coating operations at the facility, including related cleaning activities, equal to or greater than 15 pounds per day before consideration of VOC emission controls. 

The owners and operators of all affected facilities, including those owners and operators of affected facilities that have total actual VOC emissions below 15 pounds per day, including related cleaning activities and before consideration of VOC emission controls, would be subject to certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements. 

A copy of the text of the draft proposed rulemaking may be seen here

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