This fact sheet provides guidance on the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule, Step 2, which could apply to a variety of commercial and industrial sources. Affected sources need to either apply for a class I permit by July 1, 2012 or apply for and have in hand, a class II air operating permit by July 1, 2012.
Solvent losses can be minimized through administrative controls and best management practices (BMPs). Keeping vapors contained, minimizing spills, leaks, and solvent use can lead to greater savings and reduced pollution.
Covers the specifications that make a business subject to the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and its associated regulations for batch cold, batch vapor, and in-line solvent cleaning machines.
Case study documents pollution prevention efficiencies achieved at Cobalt Boats, manufacturer of premium-quality fiberglass boats, over a period of years. Acetone is recycled on-site, saving more than $113,000 and 137 tons of hazardous waste avoided annually. Closed molding process evaluation is reported. Low styrene-content resins and low HAP-content upholstery adhesives are being used to help eliminate hazardous air pollutant emissions.
Case study on how Precision Pattern, Inc., a manufacturer of world-class aircraft interiors, prevented generating wastes and air emissions, saving money and decreasing their regulatory burden. Contact adhesives, painting, inventory control, lighting, and filter systems at wood sanding tables have combined to greatly reduce VOC and HAP emissions, save money, reduce hazardous waste generation, and save labor.
Case study details improvements made at the Sedgwick County Fleet management facility. These include reducing part washers, adding aqueous washers and a paint-gun cleaning system, preventative maintenance, inventory tracking, changing coatings materials and technology in the collision repair shop. Hazardous waste generation was reduced by 92% in two years, solvent expenses decreased by 89%, and paint material costs decreased by 46%.
Describes how a small business that uses paints and solvents can determine if its operations require an air operating permit. Also outlines the procedure for calculating the amount of VOCs and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) purchased.
Describes the efforts and regulations Kansas City has made to improve air quality. Kansas City has been in “attainment” of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) but has nearly exceeded the ozone threshold. The vapor pressure of solvents is restricted.