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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources

9VAC5-40-3870. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of these regulations and subsequent amendments or any orders issued by the board, the words or terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection C of this section.

B. As used in this article, all terms not defined here shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5 Chapter 10 (9VAC5-10-10 et seq.), unless otherwise required by context.

C. Terms defined.

"Anti-chip coating" means a resilient coating applied over the prime coat and beneath the topcoat to body parts prone to chip damage for the purpose of protecting the topcoat from chipping.

"Application area" means the area where the coating is applied by spraying, dipping or flow coating techniques.

"Automobile" means any passenger car or passenger car derivative capable of seating 12 or fewer passengers.

"Carbon adsorption system" means a device containing activated carbon as the adsorbent material, an inlet and outlet for exhaust gases, and a system to regenerate the saturated adsorbent. The carbon adsorption system must provide for the proper disposal or reuse of all volatile organic compounds in the adsorbate.

"Clear coating" means a coating which lacks color and opacity or is transparent and uses the undercoat or basecoat as a reflectant base or undertone color.

"Coating applicator" means an apparatus used to apply a surface coating.

"Coating application system" means any operation or system in which a surface coating of one type or function is applied, dried or cured and which is subject to the same emission standard. May include any equipment which applies, conveys, dries or cures a surface coating, including, but not limited to, spray booths, flow coaters, flashoff areas, air dryers, drying areas and ovens. It is not necessary for a coating application system to have an oven, flashoff area or drying area to be included in this definition.

"Electrocoat primer" means the initial coating on components of automobile or light-duty truck bodies that is applied by electrode position.

"Extreme environmental conditions" means exposure to any one of the following: weather all of the time, temperatures consistently above 95°C, detergents, scouring, solvents, corrosive atmospheres or similar environmental conditions.

"Extreme performance coatings" means coatings which are required to be used by design specification on products designed for harsh exposure or extreme environmental conditions.

"Flashoff area" means the space between the application area and the oven.

"Guidecoat" means the surface coating applied over the electrocoat primer and beneath the topcoat.

"Light-duty truck" means any motor vehicle rated at 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight or less which is designed primarily for purposes of transportation of property or is a derivative of such a vehicle; includes pickups, vans and window vans.

"Oven" means a chamber within which heat is used to bake, cure, polymerize or dry a surface coating or any combination of these.

"Topcoat" means the final coating applied to components of automobile or light-duty truck bodies.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1307 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-2802, eff. July 1, 1991.

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