File No. 36729
This rule was published in the October 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Large Appliance Surface Coatings
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 36729
Filed: 09/06/2012 04:47:04 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
In 2006, EPA tightened the 24-hour PM2.5 national ambient air quality standard from 65 to 35 micrograms per cubic meter. Currently, seven Utah counties have been found by EPA to not meet this standard. Large appliance surface coating operations emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are precursors to the formation of PM2.5. This rule for the PM2.5 State Implementation Plan will lower VOCs that are emitted from large appliance surface coating operations, as well as clarify regulatory requirements to the industry.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule applies to large appliance surface coating operations, including related cleaning activities, that have the potential to emit 2.7 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC) per year and that are located in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties. The rule establishes reasonably available control technology requirements to reduce VOC emissions. Owners and operators have the option to reduce VOCs by applying coatings with the VOC limits established in the rule or to use add-on controls to achieve at least a 90% VOC reduction. During the public comment period, the Air Quality Board is requesting public input on the appropriateness of applying this rule in Tooele and Box Elder counties.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 19-2-104(1)(a)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The majority of the requirements in this rule were already found in the Utah Air Quality rule, Rule R307-340, which has been proposed to be repealed. Therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to the state budget. (DAR NOTE: The proposed repeal of Rule R307-340 is under DAR No. 36725 is this issue, October 1, 2012, of the Bulletin.)
The majority of the requirements in this rule were already found in the Utah Air Quality rule, Rule R307-340, which has been proposed to be repealed. Therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings to local government.
Anticipated cost to sources is $2,020 per ton VOC removed.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This rule applies to fabric and vinyl coatings operations that emit 2.7 tons of VOC per year. There are no anticipated costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
The compliance cost to implement the requirements of this rule is approximately $2,020 per ton VOC removed.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The cost to business to comply with this rule is approximately $2,020 per ton VOC removed.
Amanda Smith, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Air QualityRoom Fourth Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Mark Berger at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4000, by FAX at 801-536-0085, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
Interested persons may attend a public hearing regarding this rule:
- 10/17/2012 06:00 PM, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 195 N 1950 W, Room No. 1015, SLC, UT
- 10/15/2012 11:00 AM, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, 1301 N 600 W, Rooms 171 D and E, Logan, UT
- 10/16/2012 11:00 AM, Mountainland Association of Governments, 586 E 800 N, Orem, UT
- 10/17/2012 02:00 PM, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, 195 N 1950 W, Room No. 1015, SLC, UT
This rule may become effective on:
Bryce Bird, Director
R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.
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