DAR File No. 38681
This rule was published in the August 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Air Quality
Magnet Wire Coatings
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 38681
Filed: 07/07/2014 10:08:15 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The EPA has indicated that it cannot approve Rule R307-348 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 anticipate 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.
R307-348. Magnet Wire Coatings.
The purpose of this rule is to limit volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from ovens of magnet wire coating operations.
(1) ]R307-348 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, R307-348 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.
The following additional definition applies to R307-348:
"Magnet wire coating" means the process of applying coating of electrical insulating varnish or enamel to aluminum or copper wire for use in electrical machinery.
(1) No owner or operator of a magnet wire coating oven may cause, allow or permit discharge into the atmosphere of any VOC in excess of 0.20 kilograms per liter of coating (1.7 pounds per gallon), excluding water, and exempt solvents (compounds not classified as VOCs) delivered to the coating applicator from magnet wire coating operations.
(a) Equivalency calculations for coatings shall be performed in units of pounds VOCs per gallon of solid rather than pounds VOCs per gallon of coating when determining compliance.
(b) The equivalent emission limit is 2.2 pounds VOCs per gallon solids.
(2) The emission limitations specified above shall be achieved by:
(a) The application of low solvent content coating technology; or
(b) The use of an add-on control device on magnet wire coating ovens as specified in R307-348-6.
R307-348-5. Work Practices and Recordkeeping.
(1) The owner or operator shall:
(a) Store all VOC-containing coatings and cleaning materials in closed containers;
(b) Minimize spills of VOC-containing coatings 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) All sources subject to R307-348 shall
maintain records demonstrating compliance with[
all provisions of] R307-348, and these records shall be available to the director
Optional ]Add-On Control[ s].
(1) The owner or operator may install and maintain an
incinerator 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 R307-348-6. (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.
R307-348-7. Compliance Schedule. (1) All sources in Davis and Salt Lake counties are subject to this rule as of the effective date of this rule. (2) Sources in Box Elder, Cache, Utah, Tooele, and Weber counties shall be in compliance with this rule by January 1, 2014.
]KEY: air pollution, emission controls, surface coating, magnet wire
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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