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Applicability Determination Index

The Applicability Determination Index (ADI) is a web-based database that contains memoranda issued by EPA on applicability and compliance issues associated with air pollution regulations (e.g., National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, New Source Performance Standards). Use the links below to access the ADI for specific surface coating topics. Alternatively, you can create your own customized search on the ADI Search page.

EPA issues over 100 letters or memoranda per year on Clean Air Act (CAA) applicability or monitoring issues under the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS, 40 CFR 60) and the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP, 40 CFR 61 and 63) programs. These written responses are broadly termed "applicability determinations". The ADI also contains "regulatory interpretations" which are written responses that apply to the broad range of NSPS and NESHAP regulatory requirements as they pertain to a whole source category; and applicability determinations issued pursuant to the chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) regulations, cited in 40 CFR 82.

Prepared Searches (Click on topic below, wait for EPA page to load, then click on the Go! button.)

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) (Part 60)

Surface Coating of Metal Furniture (Part 60, EE)
Auto Light Duty Truck Surface Coating (Part 60, MM)
Large Appliance Surface Coating (Part 60, SS)
Metal Coil Surface Coating, (Part 60, TT)
Surface Coating Plastic Business Machine Parts (Part 60, TTT)
Polymeric Coating of Support Substrates (Part 60, VVV)
Beverage Can Surface Coating (Part 60, WW)

Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) (Part 63)

Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities (Part 63, GG)
Ship Building and Ship Repair (surface Coating) (Part 63, II)
Auto Light Duty Truck Surface Coating (Part 63, III)
Surface Coating of Misc. Metal Parts (Part 63, MMMM)
Surface Coating of Large Appliances (Part 63, NNNN)
Surface Coating of Misc. Plastic Parts and Products (Part 63, PPPP)
Surface Coating of Metal Coil (Part 63, SSSS)
Halogenated Solvent Cleaning (Part 63, T)
Boat Manufacturing (Part 63, VVVV)


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