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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources
1/22/2021

9VAC5-40-5080. Standard for volatile organic compounds.

A. No owner or other person shall use or permit the use of any packaging rotogravure, publication rotogravure or flexographic printing line employing an ink or surface coating containing volatile organic compounds unless:

1. The ink or surface coating, as it is applied to the substrate, is a waterborne ink or surface coating;

2. The ink or surface coating, as it is applied to the substrate, is a high-solids ink or surface coating;

3. The ink or surface coating, as it is applied to the substrate, is a low-solvent ink or surface coating; or

4. The owner installs and operates an emission control system which achieves the emission reductions specified below in subdivision A 4 a through c of this section. The reduction in volatile organic compound emissions from each printing line shall be at least:

a. 75% by weight of volatile organic compounds of all noncompliant inks and surface coatings where a publication rotogravure printing process is employed;

b. 65% by weight of volatile organic compounds of all noncompliant inks and surface coatings where a packaging rotogravure printing process is employed; or

c. 60% by weight of volatile organic compounds of all noncompliant inks and surface coatings where a flexographic printing process is employed.

B. All units in a machine which has printing units and coating or laminating units shall be subject to this article and exempt from Article 31 (9VAC5-40-4310 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-3603, eff. July 1, 1991; amended, Volume 12, Issue 11, eff. April 1, 1996.

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