MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 416 - SOLVENTS
(Adopted 9-1-74; Revised 12-13-84, 9-18-85, 4-20-94, and 1-17-01)

CONTENTS


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Applicability
1.3 Exemptions
1.4 Effective Dates
1.5 References

PART 2 - DEFINITIONS

2.1 Equipment
2.2 Solvent
2.3 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

PART 3 - REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS

3.1 Equipment Exposing Solvent to Flame or Oxidizing Conditions
3.2 Equipment Using Solvents
3.3 Alternate Compliance Using Control Equipment

PART 4 - ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Composition of Materials
4.2 Amount of Solvent Used
4.3 Operation of Control Equipment

PART 5 - TEST METHODS

5.1 Control Efficiency
5.2 Source Testing Procedures
5.3 VOC Content
5.4 Quantity of Exempt Compounds


PART 1 - GENERAL

1.1   Purpose
     
  The purpose of this Rule is to limit the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are used as solvents.
     
1.2   Applicability
     
  The provisions of this Rule shall apply to any equipment or process that uses solvents, unless specifically exempted.
     
1.3   Exemptions
     
  The requirements of this Rule shall not apply to the following:
     
    1.3.1 The manufacture of solvents, or the transport or storage of solvents, or materials containing solvents.
       
    1.3.2 The use of equipment or surface coating material for which other requirements are specified by other rules of the District, including Rules 417, 418, 419, 420, 426, 430, and 433 or which are exempt from the air pollution control requirements of said Rules.
       
    1.3.3 Any source subject to an emission limit imposed by the BACT or NSR requirements of District Rule 207 (Review of New or Modified Sources) shall not be subject to Sections 3.1 or 3.2 of this Rule for the same pollutant.
       
    1.3.4 Any source in operation prior to January 17, 2001 with actual emissions greater than those allowed for in Sections 3.1 or 3.2 of this Rule shall not be subject to Sections 3.1 or 3.2 of this Rule provided that the source was operating in compliance with the requirements of Rule 416 that were in effect prior to January 17, 2001, and provided that the source apply for permit revision(s) no later than March 19, 2001 to establish new emission limits that are based upon the source=s Historical Emissions calculated pursuant to Section 7.2 of District Rule 207.
       
    1.3.5 The spraying or other use of insecticides, pesticides or herbicides.
       
    1.3.6 The use, application, evaporation or drying of saturated halogenated hydrocarbons or perchloroethylene.
       
    1.3.7 The use of any material, in any equipment described in Part 3 if the VOC content of the material is less than 20 grams/liter.
       
1.4   Effective Dates
     
  This Rule has been in effect since September 1, 1974. This Rule in its present form is effective March 19, 2001.
     
1.5   References
     
  The requirements of this Rule arise from the provisions of the California Clean Air Act and amendments (Health and Safety Code Section 40910 et seq.) and the federal Clean Air Act and amendments (42 U.S.C. Section 7401 et seq.).
     
PART 2 - DEFINITIONS
     
2.1   Equipment
     
  Any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance.
     
2.2   Solvent
     
  Material containing VOCs, where the material and/or the VOCs are used as dissolvers, viscosity reducers or cleaning agents.
     
2.3   Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
     
  As defined in District Rule 101, Definitions.
     
PART 3 - REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS
     
3.1   Equipment Exposing Solvent to Flame or Oxidizing Conditions
     
  A person shall not cause or allow the uncontrolled emissions of more than 15 pounds of VOCs in any one day from any equipment in which any solvent comes into contact with flame or is baked, heat-cured or heat-polymerized at a temperature at or above 194EF (90EC), in the presence of oxygen.
     
    3.1.1 Emissions from all equipment designed for processing a continuous web, strip or wire shall be collectively subject to compliance with this Section.
       
    3.1.2 Emissions resulting from the use of solvents to cleanup any equipment described in Part 3 shall be included with the other emissions from that equipment for determining compliance with this Rule.
       
3.2   Equipment Using Solvents
       
  A person shall not cause or allow the uncontrolled emissions of more than 40 pounds of VOCs in any one day from any equipment or permit unit using, or applying any solvent.
       
    3.2.1 Emissions resulting from air or heated drying of products for the first 12 hours after their removal from any equipment using solvents shall be included in determining compliance with Section 3.2.
       
    3.2.2 Emissions resulting from baking, heat-curing or heat-polymerizing, as described in Section 3.1, shall be excluded from determination of compliance with Section 3.2.
       
    3.2.3 Emissions from all equipment designed for processing a continuous web, strip or wire shall be collectively subject to compliance with Section 3.2.
       
    3.2.4 Emissions resulting from the cleanup with solvents of any equipment described in Part 3 shall be included with the other emissions from that equipment for determining compliance with this Rule.
       
3.3   Alternate Compliance Using Control Equipment
       
  The requirements of Sections 3.1 and 3.2 shall not apply if control equipment (other than incineration) is used to reduce emissions by at least 85 percent.
       
    3.3.1 If incineration is used to reduce emissions pursuant to Section 3.3, the control equipment shall reduce emissions by at least 90 percent.
       
    3.3.2 A person using control equipment pursuant to this Rule shall provide, properly install and maintain in calibration, in good working order and in operation, devices as specified in the Authority to Construct or the Permit to Operate, or as specified by the Air Pollution Control Officer, for indicating and recording temperatures, pressures, rates of flow or other operating conditions necessary to determine the degree and effectiveness of air pollution control. Records sufficient to demonstrate the compliant operation of the equipment shall be maintained as specified in Part 4.
       
    3.3.3 Compliance with the control efficiencies of Section 3.3 shall be determined using the test methods specified in Part 5.
       
PART 4 - ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
     
  Any person using solvents or any material containing solvents shall maintain the following records for at least two years and make them available to the District upon request:
     
4.1   Composition of Materials
     
  Material data sheets, manufacturer's certifications or product labels showing the chemical compositions and physical properties of each solvent.
     
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