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

9VAC5-40-8520. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this article in the context of the regulations for the control and abatement of air pollution and related uses, the words or terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection C of this section.

B. Unless otherwise required by context, all terms not defined in this section shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5-170 (Regulation for General Administration), 9VAC5-10 (General Definitions), or commonly ascribed to them by recognized authorities, in that order of priority.

C. Terms defined.

"Aerospace coatings" means materials that are applied to the surface of an aerospace vehicle or component to form a decorative, protective, or functional solid film, or the solid film itself at a facility that produces, reworks, or repairs in any amount any commercial, civil, or military aerospace vehicle or component.

"Electrical and electronic components" means components and assemblies of components that generate, convert, transmit, or modify electrical energy. Electrical and electronic components include, but are not limited to, wires, windings, stators, rotors, magnets, contacts, relays, printed circuit boards, printed wire assemblies, wiring boards, integrated circuits, resistors, capacitors, and transistors but does not include the cabinets in which electrical and electronic components are housed.

"Fiberglass boat manufacturing materials" means materials utilized at facilities that manufacture hulls or decks of boats from fiberglass or build molds to make fiberglass boat hulls or decks. Fiberglass boat manufacturing materials are not materials used at facilities that manufacture solely parts of boats (such as hatches, seats, or lockers) or boat trailers, but do not (i) manufacture hulls or decks of boats from fiberglass or (ii) build molds to make fiberglass boat hulls or decks.

"Flexible packaging printing materials" means materials used in the manufacture of any package or part of a package the shape of which can be readily changed. Flexible packaging includes, but is not limited to, bags, pouches, liners, and wraps utilizing paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, metalized or coated paper or film, or any combination of these materials.

"High precision optics" means an optical element used in an electro-optical device and is designed to sense, detect, or transmit light energy, including specific wavelengths of light energy and changes in light energy levels.

"Industrial cleaning solvents" means products used to remove contaminants such as adhesives, inks, paint, dirt, soil, oil, and grease from parts, products, tools, machinery, equipment, vessels, floors, walls, and other work production related work areas for reasons such as safety, operability, and to avoid product contamination. The cleaning solvents used in these operations may be generally available bulk solvents that are used for a multitude of applications in addition to cleaning, such as for paint thinner, or as an ingredient used in the manufacture of a coating, such as paint.

"Medical device" means an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar article, including any component or accessory that is (i) intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of diseases; or (ii) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body.

"Paper, film, and foil coating" means coating that is applied to paper, film, or foil surfaces in the manufacturing of several major product types for the following industry sectors: pressure sensitive tape and labels (including fabric coated for use in pressure sensitive tapes and labels); photographic film; industrial and decorative laminates; abrasive products (including fabric coated for use in abrasive products); and flexible packaging (including coating of nonwoven polymer substrates for use in flexible packaging). Paper and film coating also includes coatings applied during miscellaneous coating operations for several products including: corrugated and solid fiber boxes; die-cut paper paperboard, and cardboard; converted paper and paperboard not elsewhere classified; folding paperboard boxes, including sanitary boxes; manifold business forms and related products; plastic aseptic packaging; and carbon paper and inked ribbons.

"Pharmaceutical product" means a preparation or compound, which includes any drug, analgesic, decongestant, antihistamine, cough suppressant, vitamin, mineral or herb supplement intended for human or animal consumption and used to cure, mitigate or treat disease or improve or enhance health.

"Plastic parts coating" means a coating that is applied to the surfaces of a varied range of plastic parts and products. Such parts or products are constructed either entirely or partially from metal or plastic. These parts include, but are not limited to, metal and plastic components of the following types of products as well as the products themselves: fabricated metal products, molded plastic parts, small and large farm machinery, commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, automotive or transportation equipment, interior or exterior automotive parts, construction equipment, motor vehicle accessories, bicycles and sporting goods, toys, recreational vehicles, pleasure craft (recreational boats), extruded aluminum structural components, railroad cars, heavier vehicles, lawn and garden equipment, business machines, laboratory and medical equipment, electronic equipment, steel drums, metal pipes, and numerous other industrial and household products.

"Shipbuilding and repair coating" means material that can be applied as a thin layer to a substrate and which cures to form a continuous solid film, and is used in the building, repair, repainting, converting, or alteration of ships.

"Solvent cleaning operation" means the employment of industrial cleaning solvents to remove loosely held uncured adhesives, uncured inks, uncured coatings, and contaminants, which include, but are not limited to, dirt, soil, and grease, from parts, products, tools, machinery, equipment, and general work areas and includes but is not limited to activities such as wipe cleaning, solvent flushing, or spraying. Each distinct method of cleaning in a cleaning process, which consists of a series of cleaning methods, shall constitute a separate solvent cleaning operation.

"Solvent flushing" means the use of a solvent to remove uncured adhesives, uncured inks, uncured coatings, or contaminants from the internal surfaces and passages of the equipment by flushing solvent through the equipment.

"Surface preparation" means the cleaning of surfaces prior to coating, further treatment, sale, or intended use.

"VOC" means volatile organic compound.

"Wipe cleaning" means the method of cleaning a surface by physically rubbing it with a material such as a rag, paper, sponge, or a cotton swab moistened with a solvent.

"Wood furniture coatings" means protective, decorative, or functional films applied in thin layers to a surface used in the manufacture of wood furniture or wood furniture components. Such coatings include, but are not limited to, paints, topcoats, varnishes, sealers, stains, washcoats, basecoats, enamels, inks, and temporary protective coatings.

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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