SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.541 - DEFINITIONS

All terms that are used in this subpart and are not defined below are given the same meaning as in the Act and in Subpart A of this Regulation.

(a) "Bead" means rubber-covered strands of wire, wound into a circular form, which ensure a seal between a tire and the rim of the wheel onto which the tire is mounted.

(b) "Bead Cementing Operation" means the system that is used to apply cement to the bead rubber or after it is wound into its circular form. A bead cementing operation consists of a cement application station, such as a dip tank, spray booth and nozzles, cement trough and roller or swab applicator, and all other equipment necessary to apply cement to wound beads or bead rubber and to allow evaporation of solvent from cemented beads.

(c) "Component" means a piece of tread, combined tread/sidewall, or separate sidewall rubber, or other rubber strip that is combined into the sidewall of a finished tire.

(d) "Drying Area" means the area where VOC from applied cement or green tire spray is allowed to evaporate.

(e) "Enclosure" means a structure that surrounds a VOC (cement, solvent, or spray) application area and drying area, and that captures and contains evaporated VOC and vents it to a control device. Enclosures may have permanent and temporary openings.

(f) "Green Tire" means an assembled, uncured tire.

(g) "Green Tire Spraying Operation" means the system used to apply a mold release agent and lubricant to the inside and/or outside of green tires to facilitate the curing process and to prevent rubber from sticking to the curing press. A green tire spraying operation consists of a booth where spraying is performed, the spray application station, and related equipment, such as the lubricant supply system.

(h) "Michelin-A Operation" means the operation identified as Michelin-A in the Emission Standards and Engineering Division confidential files as referenced in Docket A-80-9. Entry II-B-12.

(i) "Michelin-B Operation" means the operation identified as Michelin-B in the Emission Standards and Engineering Division confidential files as referenced in Docket A-80-9, Entry II-B-12.

(j) "Michelin-C-Automatic Operation" means the operation identified as Michelin-C-automatic in the Emission Standards and Engineering Division confidential files as referenced in Docket A-80-9, Entry II-B-12.

(k) "Month" means a calendar month or prespecified period of 28 days or 35

days (utilizing a 4-4-5 week recordkeeping and reporting schedule).

(l) "Organic Solvent-Based Green Tire Spray" means any mold release agent and lubricant applied to the inside or outside of green tires that contains more than 12 percent, by weight, or VOC as sprayed.

(m) "Permanent Opening" means an opening designed into an enclosure to allow tire components to pass through the enclosure by conveyor or other mechanical means, to provide access for permanent mechanical or electrical equipment, or to direct air flow into the enclosure. A permanent opening is not equipped with a door or other means of obstruction of air flow.

(n) "Sidewall Cementing Operation" means the system used to apply cement to a continuous strip of sidewall component or any other continuous strip component (except combined tread/sidewall component) that is incorporated into the side-wall of a finished tire. A sidewall cementing operation consists of a cement application station and all other equipment, such as the cement supply system and feed and takeaway conveyors, necessary to apply cement to sidewall strips or other continuous strip component (except combined tread/sidewall component) and to allow evaporation of solvent from the cemented rubber.

(o) "Temporary Opening " means an opening into an enclosure that is equipped with a means of obstruction, such as a door, window, or port that is normally closed.

(p) "Tire" means any agricultural, airplane, industrial, mobile home, light-duty truck and/or passenger vehicle tire that has a bead diameter less than or equal to 0.5 meter (m) (19.7 inches) and cross section dimension less than or equal to 0.325 m (12.8 in.), and that is mass produced in an assembly-line fashion.

(q) "Tread End Cementing Operation" means the system used to apply cement to one or both ends of the tread or combined tread/sidewall component. A tread end cementing operation consists of a cement application station and all other equipment, such as the cement supply system and feed and takeaway conveyors, necessary to apply cement to tread ends and to allow evaporation of solvent from the cement treads ends.

(r) "Undertread Cementing Operation" means the system used to apply cement to a continuous strip of tread or combined tread/sidewall component. An undertread cementing operation consists of a cement application station and all other equipment, such as the cement supply system and feed and takeaway conveyors, necessary to apply cement to tread or combined tread/sidewall strips and to allow evaporation of solvent from the cemented tread or combined tread/sidewall.

(s) "VOC Emission Control Device" means equipment that destroys or recovers VOC.

(t) "VOC Emission Reduction System" means a system composed of an enclosure, hood, or other device for containment and capture of VOC emissions and VOC emission control device.

(u) "Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)" means any compound of carbon, excluding methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, ammonium carbonate, metallic carbides and carbonates, methylene chloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and trichlorofluoromethane, which may be emitted to the atmosphere during the application of and/or subsequent drying or curing of coatings subject to this rule.

(v) "Water-Based Green Tire Spray" means any mold release agent and lubricant applied to the inside or outside of green tires that contains 12 percent or less, by weight of VOC as sprayed.

Notations used under this subpart are defined below: