DAR File No. 38679
This rule was published in the August 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Metal Furniture Surface Coatings
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 38679
Filed: 07/07/2014 09:56:16 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The EPA has indicated that it cannot approve Rule R307-346 as a Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT) rule as part of Utah's PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP) until it is amended to clarify that the amount of control removal specified in each rule is based on the entire system and the inspection and recordkeeping requirements of the rule are expanded.
Summary of the rule or change:
The rule is amended to require an overall control efficiency of the add-on emission control system of 90%, clarify methodology for determining capture efficiency, and to include additional recordkeeping requirements for the add-on emission control system.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 19-2-104(1)(a)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There are no new requirements in this proposed rule for the State of Utah; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings.
There are no new requirements for local government; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings.
There are two options to reduce the emissions of VOCs. The first, and more cost-effective, option for small businesses is to use products that meet the VOC limits as specified in Table 1. The other option, which likely only very few larger sources would do, is to use an add-on emission control system that meets the 90% efficiency threshold.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
There are no new requirements for persons other than small businesses, or local government entities; therefore, there are no anticipated costs or savings.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are two options to reduce the emissions of VOCs. The first, and more cost-effective option for small businesses, is to use products that meet the VOC limits as specified in Table 1. The other option, which likely only very few larger sources would do, is to use an add-on emission control system that meets the 90% efficiency threshold. It is difficult to determine the cost of installing and operating an add-on emission control system that meets the 90% requirements, as appropriate emission control systems for each source are extremely variable.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
In most cases businesses will choose to use products that meet the VOC limits in Table 1 of the rule, as that option is usually the most cost-effective. Should a business choose to install and operate an add-on emission control system that meets the 90% overall capture and control efficiency, there would be additional costs to that business. However because appropriate emission control systems for each source are extremely variable, those costs are difficult to predict.
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 email@example.com
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:
This rule may become effective on:
Bryce Bird, Director
R307. Environmental Quality, Air Quality.
R307-346. Metal Furniture Surface Coatings.
The purpose of this rule is to limit volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from metal furniture surface coating operations in application areas, flash-off areas, and ovens of metal furniture coating lines involved in prime and top-coat or single coat operations.
(1) ]R307-346 applies to sources located in
Cache, Davis, Salt Lake,
Utah and Weber counties that have the potential to
emit 2.7 tons per year or more of VOC, including related cleaning
(2) In Box Elder and Tooele counties, R307-346 applies to
the following sources: (a) Existing sources as of February 1, 2013 with the
potential to emit 5 tons per year or more of VOC, including
related cleaning activities; and (b) New sources as of February 1, 2013 that have the
potential to emit 2.7 tons per year or more of VOC, including
related cleaning activities.
(1) The requirements of R307-346 do not apply to the following:
(a) Stencil coatings;
(b) Safety-indicating coatings;
(c) Solid-film lubricants;
(d) Electrical-insulating and thermal-conducting coatings;
(e) Touch-up and repair coatings; or
(f) Coating applications utilizing hand-held aerosol cans.
"Air dried coating" means coatings that are dried by the use of air or a forced warm air at temperatures up to 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
"Application area" means the area where the coating is applied by spraying, dipping, or flow coating techniques.
"Baked coating" means a coating that is cured at a temperature at or above 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
"Coating" means a protective, functional, or decorative film applied in a thin layer to a surface. This term applies to paints, sealants, caulks, inks, adhesives, and maskants.
"Extreme performance coatings" means coatings designed for harsh exposure or extreme environmental conditions.
"Maskants" means a material that protects a metal surface during the etching process.
"Metal furniture coating" means the surface coating of any furniture made of metal or any metal part that will be assembled with other metal, wood fabric, plastic, or glass parts to form a furniture piece.
Each owner or operator shall not apply coatings with a VOC content in excess of the amounts specified in Table 1 or shall use an add-on control device as specified in R307-346-7.
METAL FURNITURE SURFACE COATING VOC LIMITS (values in pounds of VOC per gallon of coating, minus water and exempt solvents (compounds not classified as VOC, as applied) COATING CATEGORY VOC [
EMISSION RATE] Baked Air Dried General, One Component 2.3 2.3 General, Multi-Component 2.3 2.8 Extreme High Gloss 3.0 2.8 Extreme Performance 3.0 3.5 Heat Resistant 3.0 3.5 Metallic 3.5 3.5 Pretreatment Coatings 3.5 3.5 Solar Absorbent 3.0 3.5
R307-346-6. Work Practices.
(1) The owner or operator shall:
(a) Store all VOC-containing coatings, thinners, and cleaning materials in closed containers;
(b) Minimize spills of VOC-containing coatings, thinners, and cleaning materials;
(c) Clean up spills immediately;
(d) Convey any coatings, thinners, and cleaning materials in closed containers or pipes;
(e) Close mixing vessels that contain VOC coatings and other materials except when specifically in use; and
(f) Minimize usage of solvents during cleaning of storage, mixing, and conveying equipment.
(2) No person shall apply any coating unless the coating application method achieves a demonstrated 65% transfer efficiency.
The following applications achieve a minimum of 65% transfer efficiency and shall be operated in accordance with the manufacturers specifications:
(a) Electrostatic application;
(c) Brush coat;
(d) Flow coat;
(e) Roll coat;
(f) Dip coat;
(g) Continuous coating;
(h) High-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray; or
(i) Other application method capable of achieving at least 65% transfer efficiency, as certified by the manufacturer.
(3) All persons shall perform solvent cleaning operations with cleaning material having VOC content of 0.21 pounds per gallon or less, unless such cleaning operations are performed within the control of the emission control system of R307-346-7.
(4) All sources subject to R307-346 shall
maintain records demonstrating compliance with[
all provisions of] R307-346[ on an annual basis].
(a) Records shall include, but not be limited to, inventory and product data sheets of all coatings and solvents subject to R307-346.
(b) These records shall be available to the director upon request.
Optional ]Add-On Control[ s].
(1) The owner or operator may install and maintain an
incinerator, carbon adsorption, or any other add-on emission
control device, provided that the emission control device will
attain at least 90% efficiency performance. (2) The owner or operator of a control device shall
provide documentation that the emission control system will
attain the requirements of R307-346-7. (3) Emission control systems shall be operated and
maintained in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations.
The owner or operator shall maintain for a minimum of two years
records of operating and maintenance sufficient to demonstrate
that the equipment is being operated and maintained in accordance
with the manufacturer recommendations.
R307-346-8. Compliance Schedule.
(1) All sources in Davis and Salt Lake counties are
subject to this rule as of the effective date. (2) Sources in Box Elder, Cache, Utah, Tooele, and Weber
counties shall be in compliance with the rule by January 1,
]KEY: air pollution, emission controls, surface coating, metal furniture
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
February 1, 2013]
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-2-104(1)(a)
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