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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources
9/18/2020

9VAC5-40-5060. Applicability and Designation of Affected Facility.

Article 36
Emission Standards for Flexographic, Packaging Rotogravure, and Publication Rotogravure Printing Lines (Rule 4-36)

A. Except as provided in subsections C, D, and E of this section, the affected facility to which the provisions of this article apply is each flexographic, packaging rotogravure, or publication rotogravure printing line which uses a substrate other than a textile.

B. The provisions of this article apply only to sources of volatile organic compounds in volatile organic compound emissions control areas designated in 9VAC5-20-206.

C. Exempted from the provisions of this article are flexographic, packaging rotogravure, and publication rotogravure facilities in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area whose potential to emit is less than 25 tons per year of volatile organic compounds, provided the emission rates are determined in a manner acceptable to the board. All volatile organic compound emissions from printing inks and cleaning solutions shall be considered in applying the exemption levels specified in this subsection.

D. Exempted from the provisions of this article are flexographic, packaging rotogravure, and publication rotogravure facilities in all volatile organic compound emissions control areas, other than the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area, whose potential to emit is less than 100 tons per year of volatile organic compounds, provided the emission rates are determined in a manner acceptable to the board. All volatile organic compound emissions from printing inks and cleaning solutions shall be considered in applying the exemption levels specified in this subsection.

E. The provisions of this article do not apply to the following:

1. Printing processes used exclusively for determination of product quality and commercial acceptance provided:

a. The operation is not an integral part of the production process;

b. The emissions from all product quality printing processes do not exceed 400 pounds in any 30 day period; and

c. The exemption is approved by the board.

2. Lithography or letterpress printing.

3. Electrostatic duplication.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 110 and 182 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-3601, eff. July 1, 1991; amended, Volume 12, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 1996; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006.

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