6 CRR-NY 226-2.1NY-CRR
OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER III. AIR RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF AIR CONTAMINATION AND AIR POLLUTION
PART 226. SOLVENT CLEANING PROCESSES AND INDUSTRIAL CLEANING SOLVENTS
SUBPART 226-2. INDUSTRIAL CLEANING SOLVENTS
6 CRR-NY 226-2.1
6 CRR-NY 226-2.1
226-2.1 Applicability, schedule and exceptions.
This Subpart applies to the owner or operator of a facility which has actual emissions of three tons or more of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial cleaning solvents, on a 12-month rolling total basis. This Subpart specifically applies to the cleaning of foreign materials from surfaces of unit operations such as large and small manufactured components, parts, equipment, floors, tanks, and vessels. Emissions from all methods of cleaning, including by hand, will be considered toward the applicability criteria.
The owner or operator of a facility with an initial start-up after the effective date of this Subpart must be in compliance with its requirements upon start-up. The owner or operator of an existing facility must be in compliance with this Subpart within one year of the effective date of this Subpart or within one year of reaching the applicability criteria of emitting three tons or more of VOC’s from industrial cleaning solvents on a 12 month rolling total basis.
The emissions from cleaning solvents by any of the industries or processes identified in this subdivision do not count towards the three tons per year applicability threshold for this Subpart. The requirements of this Subpart do not apply to the following:
(1) the use of cleaning solvents in cold cleaning degreasers (including remote reservoir degreasers), open-top vapor degreasing and conveyorized degreasers; and including cleaning items defined as special and extreme solvent cleaning subject to Subpart 226-1 of this Part, and cleaning processes that specifically do not apply to Subpart 226-1 under section 226-1.7(a) of this Part;
(2) the use of cleaning solvents in surface coating processes to clean spray guns subject to Subpart 228-1 of this Title; and for surface preparation, clean-up and coating removal subject to Subpart 228-1 of this Title, including items specified as not being subject to the rule in section 228-1.1(b) of this Title;
(3) the use of cleaning solvents for surface preparation and clean-up of adhesives, sealants and primers subject to Subpart 228-2 of this Title, including items exempt from the rule in section 228-2.2 of this Title;
(4) the use of cleaning solvents for offset lithographic, flexographic, rotogravure, screen printing or letterpress printing processes subject to Part 234 of this Title, including items specified as not being subject to the rule in section 234.1(d) of this Title;
(5) the use of cleaning solvents used in aircraft de-icing operations exempt from permitting under Subpart 201-3 of this Title;
(6) cleaning solvents given an A rating by the department or that are already subject to RACT and/or T-BACT subject to Part 212 of this Title; and
(7) the use of any cleaning solvent specified or regulated under any Federal or State statute or regulation which specifies a VOC limit or exemption;
(8) the use of cleaning solvents:
(i) to clean personal protection equipment;
(ii) for personal hygiene such as hand sanitizers;
(iii) to clean medical equipment;
(iv) in research and development activities; and
(v) in janitorial supplies used for cleaning offices, bathrooms or other similar areas.
6 CRR-NY 226-2.1
Current through December 31, 2021
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