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

9VAC5-40-8510. Applicability and designation of affected facility.

Article 57
Emission Standards for Industrial Solvent Cleaning Operations in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area, 8-hour Ozone Standard (Rule 4-57)

A. Except as provided in subsections C and D of this section, the affected facility to which the provisions of this article apply is each facility that uses organic solvent for cleaning unit operations such as mixing vessels (tanks), spray booths, and parts cleaners and that emits, before consideration of controls, at least 6.8 kilograms per day (15 pounds per day) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Such operations include, but are not limited to, spray gun cleaning, spray booth cleaning, large manufactured components cleaning, parts cleaning, equipment cleaning, line cleaning, floor cleaning, tank cleaning, and small manufactured components cleaning.

B. The provisions of this article apply only to affected facilities located in the Northern Virginia VOC Emissions Control Area designated in subdivision 1 a of 9VAC5-20-206.

C. Exempted from the provisions of this article are solvent cleaning operations (i) for cleaning of electrical and electronic components; (ii) for cleaning of high precision optics and cleaning of cotton swabs to remove cottonseed oil before cleaning of high precision optics; (iii) for cleaning of numismatic dies; (iv) for cleaning of resin, coating, ink, and adhesive mixing, molding, and application equipment; (v) in research and development laboratories; (vi) in manufacturing medical devices or pharmaceutical products; (vii) related to performance or quality assurance testing of coatings, inks, or adhesives.

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

1. Surface preparation and solvent cleaning operations associated with the surface coating, application of adhesive, sealants and their primers or printing operations subject to Article 26 (Large Appliance Coatings, 9VAC5-40-3560 et seq.), Article 28 (Automobile and Light Duty Truck Coating Applications, 9VAC5-40-3860 et seq.), Article 33 (Metal Furniture Coating Application Systems, 9VAC5-40-4610 et seq.), Article 34 (Miscellaneous Metal Parts/Products Coating Application, 9VAC5-40-4760), Article 35 (Flatwood Paneling Coating Application Systems, 9VAC5-40-4910 et seq.), Article 53 (Lithographic Printing Processes, 9VAC5-40-7800 et seq.), Article 56 (Letterpress Printing Operations, 9VAC5-40-8380 et seq.), Article 56.1 (Lithographic Printing Operations, 9VAC5-40-8420 et seq.), Article 58 (Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesive Application Processes, 9VAC5-40-8660 et seq.), and Article 59 (Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Coating Application Systems, 9VAC5-40-8810 et seq.) of 9VAC5-40 (Existing Stationary Sources).

2. The use of janitorial supplies used for cleaning offices, bathrooms, or other similar areas.

3. Stripping of cured inks, coatings, and adhesives.

4. Surface preparation and solvent cleaning operations associated with the surface coating, application of adhesive, sealants and their primers, or printing operations of the following product categories or processes: aerospace coatings, wood furniture coatings, shipbuilding and repair coatings, flexible packaging printing materials, paper film and foil coating, plastic parts coating, and fiberglass boat manufacturing materials.

5. Solvent metal cleaning operations subject to Article 47 (Emission Standards for Solvent Metal Cleaning Operations in the Northern Virginia Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Control Area, 9VAC5-40-6820 et seq.) of 9VAC5-40 (Existing Stationary Sources).

6. The use of cleaning solvent in a digital printing operation in which an electronic output device transfers variable data, in the form of an image, from a computer to a substrate.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 110, 111, 123, 129, 171, 172, and 182 of the federal Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Parts 51 and 60.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 7, eff. February 1, 2016.

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