The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is providing this information because your facility may be subject to a new EPA regulation, Subpart HHHHHH National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources. New sources must be in compliance immediately, and existing sources (those in existence before September 17, 2007) must be in compliance by January 10, 2011.
Initial notification for existing sources is due to EPA no later than January 11, 2010. Download this form by clicking here.
Autobody refinishing operations may petition EPA for an exemption if you do not spray apply coatings containing chromium, lead, manganese, nickel or cadmium. Check with your paint supplier and review the MSDSs for your paints to determine if you qualify for this exemption. To download the exemption petition form, click here.
If you think this regulation may apply to your facility, review the enclosed information and/or contact SWCAA for more information. Applicable facilities must submit the initial notification to EPA no later than January 11, 2010 and comply with the regulation by January 10, 2011.
Contact Clint Lamoreaux with the Southwest Clean Air Agency at 360-574-3058, ext. 131.