PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 238 - FACTORY COATING OF FLAT WOOD PANELING
(Adopted 11-03-94; Amended 2-09-95, 6-08-95, 8-14-97)

100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: The purpose of this Rule is to limit the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the factory application of coatings and inks to flatwood paneling as defined in Section 207, and to wood flat stock, as defined in Section 219.

102 APPLICABILITY:

103 EXEMPTIONS:

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ADHESIVE: Any substance that is applied for the primary purpose of bonding surfaces together.

202 CAPTURE EFFICIENCY: Expressed in percent, capture efficiency is the ratio of the weight of the VOC in the effluent stream entering a control device to the weight of the VOC emitted from flatwood paneling coating operations, both measured simultaneously in accordance with Section 505.2, and can be calculated by the following equation:

203 COATING: Any coating applied on any flatwood paneling or wood flat stock including but not limited to water repellant preservative, semitransparent stains, opaque stains, filler, or clear top coat.

204 CONTROL DEVICE EFFICIENCY: Expressed in percent, control device efficiency is the ratio of the weight of the VOC removed by the control device from the effluent stream entering the control device to the weight of VOC in the effluent stream entering the control device, both measured simultaneously in accordance with Section 505.3, and can be calculated by the following equation:
 

205 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM: A system for reducing emissions of VOC from flatwood paneling coating operations. It consists of (1) a capture device or system which collects all drying oven exhaust and fugitive emissions from the line and transports them to the control device, and (2) a VOC control device which destroys the VOC or otherwise limits the emission of VOC to the atmosphere. The individual efficiencies are calculated in accordance with Sections 202 and 204. The overall efficiency of the emission control system is calculated by the following equation:

206 EXEMPT COMPOUNDS - For the purposes of this rule, exempt compounds are as defined in Rule 102, Definitions.

207 FLATWOOD PANELING: Printed interior panels made of hardwood plywood and thin particle board, natural finish hardwood plywood, hardwood paneling, baseboard, wood flat stock, veneers, doors, door skins, wood flat product skins, tileboard and wallboard.

208 HARDBOARD: A panel manufactured primarily from inter-felted ligno-cellulosic fibers which are consolidated under heat and pressure in a hot press.

209 HARDWOOD PLYWOOD: Plywood whose surface layer is a veneer of hardwood.

210 INK: Any fluid or viscous composition used in printing impressing or transferring an image onto a panel.

211 NATURAL FINISH HARDWOOD PLYWOOD PANELS: Panels whose original grain pattern is enhanced by essentially transparent finishes frequently supplemented by fillers and toners.

212 NON-HEAT-SET INK: An ink which dries by oxidation and absorption into the substrate without the use of heat from dryers or ovens.

213 PANEL: A flat piece of wood or wood product usually rectangular and used inside homes and mobile homes for wall decorations.

214 PRINTED INTERIOR PANELS: Panels whose grain or natural surface is obscured by fillers and basecoats upon which a simulated grain or decorative pattern is printed. Thin

215 THIN PARTICLEBOARD: A manufactured board 1/4 inch or less in thickness made of individual wood particles which have been coated with a binder and formed into flat sheets by pressure.

216 TILEBOARD: Paneling that has a colored waterproof surface coating.

217 VOC CONTENT PER LITER OF COATING, LESS WATER AND EXEMPT COMPOUNDS: The weight of VOC per combined volume of VOC and coating solids, measured in accordance with Section 505.1,and calculated by the following equation:
 

218 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC): Any chemical compound containing at least one atom of carbon, except for the Exempt Compounds listed in Rule 102, Definitions.

219 WOOD FLAT STOCK: Interior panels containing wood including but not limited to redwood stocks, plywood panels, particle boards, composition hardboards, and any other panels containing solid wood or wood product.

300 STANDARDS

301 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Any person applying coatings or inks to flatwood paneling products subject to this rule shall comply with either of the following requirements:
 

OR

302 APPLICATION EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: A person or facility shall not apply coatings to wood products subject to the provisions of this rule unless the coating is applied with properly operating equipment, in accordance with proper operating procedures, and by the use of one of the following methods:

303 CLEANUP AND STORAGE PROCEDURES: Any person or facility using VOC-containing solvents for cleanup or related uses shall observe the following procedures:

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 OPERATION AND MANTENANCE PLAN: A person using an existing emission control system as a means of compliance with this rule, pursuant to Section 301.2, shall submit an Operation and Maintenance Plan for the emission control system to the Air Pollution Control Officer for approval. A person proposing to install a new emission control system as a means of compliance with this rule, shall submit in addition to an Operation and Maintenance Plan, an application for an Authority to Construct, pursuant to Rule 501, General Permit Requirements. The Plan shall specify operating and maintenance procedures which will demonstrate continuous operation of the emission control system during periods of emissions-producing operations. The Plan shall also specify which records shall be kept to document these operating and maintenance procedures. These records shall comply with the requirements of Sections 503. The Plan shall be implemented upon approval of the Air Pollution Control Officer.

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 COATING LIST: Any person subject to Section 301 shall maintain at the facility, a current list of coatings and inks in use, and which includes all of the data necessary to evaluate compliance with the standards of this rule.

502 RECORDKEEPING: Any person subject to this Rule shall maintain records on a daily basis that provide the following information as applicable:

503 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM RECORDS: A person using an emission control system as a means of compliance with this rule pursuant to Section 301.2, shall maintain daily records of key system operating and maintenance procedures which will demonstrate continuous operation and compliance of the emission control system during periods of emission-producing activities. Key system operating parameters are those necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of Section 301.2.

504 RETENTION OF RECORDS: All records maintained pursuant to this rule shall be retained for at least three years from date of entry, with the exception that sources subject to the requirements of Rule 507, Federal Operating Permit Program , shall retain records at least five years. Records shall be made available for inspection by the Air Pollution Control Officer upon request.

505 TEST METHODS