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Proposed Rulemaking - Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Non-Assembly Line Coating Operations

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This rulemaking revises an existing rulemaking to establish stricter emission standards for automobile paint spray booth operations. Specifically, the rulemaking sets automotive coating and cleaning solvent volatile organic compound (VOC) limits, mandates the use of certain automotive coating application methods, prescribes work practices and other requirements to reduce emissions, includes stack requirements for new and existing automobile paint spray booths, requires manufacturers and repackagers to include certain information on product data sheets and containers of automotive coating and cleaning solvents, prescribes recordkeeping requirements for those who use automotive coatings and cleaning solvents and related emission control systems, and details the test methods to determine compliance with various limits and standards. This rulemaking also amends and adds applicable definitions and revises cross references to this section.

Please direct all comments on these proposed rules, in writing, no later than April 11, 2016, care of “Autobody Paint Regulations,” Department of Energy and Environment, 1200 First Street, N.E., 5th Floor, Washington D.C. 20002, by U.S. mail,
or via email at [email protected].  Copies of the proposed rule may be obtained between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. at the address listed above for a small fee to cover the cost of reproduction.