Paints & Coatings Resource Center
Paints & Coatings Resource Center

The objective of the Paints and Coatings Resource Center is to deliver regulatory and pollution prevention information, either directly to businesses engaged in painting and coating, or indirectly through the technical assistance community (including state and local agencies, and consultants). You should find this site very useful whether you are a veteran environmental manager searching for the answer to a specific question or a newcomer learning the basics.

The PCRC contains many tools and references to assist you with your regulatory issues including VOC/HAP calculators, a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) Facility Locator, Ask the Expert, a searchable consultant directory, hot topics, and news features.

The PCRC was developed and continues to be maintained by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS). It is one of the most mature of several industry-specific Compliance Assistance Centers (CACs) developed through industry-government partnerships and supported through cooperative agreements with the EPA. The CACs are typically focused on industries that are heavily populated with small businesses that face substantial federal and state regulation.

Regulatory and technical questions should be directed to George Cushnie. Feel free to report any website technical issues (e.g. broken links) here

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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.

Does 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.

Visit 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.   

The PCRC's Gateway to 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).

The PCRC has developed an Emissions Calculator to help you determine the amount of VOCs or HAPs that you are permitted to release.

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