EPA has launched a new section of their website that specifically addresses Hazardous Waste Generators. It provides basic information, links to forms, regulatory summaries/details, and sector-specific information.
New pages added: Compliance Assistance Page and EPA Painting Resources
National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart XXXXXX). The compliance deadline for existing sources is July 25, 2011.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH). This rule is applicable to a broad range of facilities, including autobody refinishers. The compliance deadline for existing sources is January 9, 2011.
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). On Nov. 5, 2009 EPA promulgated revisions to the December 2008 amendments. Regulated facilities must develop and implement SPCC Plans that establish procedures and equipment requirements to help prevent oil discharges from reaching navigable waters.
EPA Directive Exempts Popular Cleaning Agent from VOC Status (Jan. 2009). Dimethyl carbonate has solubility and other properties that might make it a replacement for trichloroethylene in solvent cleaning operations.
TSD Facility Directory Launched! Search for and locate hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities using this new tool. Go to the TSD Locator
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised the Halogenated Solvent Cleaning NESHAP in May, 2007. Read more.
Will the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards apply to your painting facility? Find out here.
Calculators: We've updated our VOC/HAP calculators.
You can find out about them by reading Understanding
and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculators or you can go directly
to the calculators.
Ask the Expert: We are sorry to report that Ron Joseph, our paint expert for many years, passed away in January of 2011. We are maintaining his large archive of questions and answers.
Links to Industry Organizations and Agencies:
your company need a stormwater permit? Are you aware that
the rules are changing? Get all the facts here or go directly
to the state-by-state information tool.
our Audit Policy page and find out if a self audit can be
in your company's best interest. State laws are considered
and there are many links to additional information.