PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 223 - METAL CONTAINER COATING
(Adopted 04-21-81; Revised 09-25-90, 10-19-93, 10-06-94)
101 APPLICABILITY: The provisions of this rule shall apply to all metal container coating operations
that use volatile organic compounds.
201 COATING APPLICATOR - An apparatus used to apply a surface coating.
202 COATING LINE - An operation or process for applying, drying, baking, and/or curing surface coatings, together with associated equipment including a coating applicator, flash-off area and oven.
203 CAN COATING -Any coating containing organic materials and applied or intended for application by spray, roller, or other means onto the interior and/or exterior of metal cans, drums, pails, or lids.
204 CLOSURE - Any component that is sued to close or seal a container
205 COIL - Any flat metal sheet or strip that is rolled or wound in concentric rings.
206 COIL COATING - Any coating applied to metal sheets or strips which are then rolled into coils for further industrial or commercial use.
207 CONTAINER - Any three-piece can, two-piece can, drum, pail or tube.
208 DRUM - Any cylindrical metal shipping container larger than 12 gallons capacity but not larger than 110 gallons capacity.
209 ENCLOSED GUN WASHER - A washing system that has an enclosed solvent container, and uses non-atomized solvent flow to flush the spray equipment and collects and returns discharged solvent to the enclosed container.
210 END SEALING COMPOUND - A compound which is coated onto can ends and which functions as a gasket when the end is assembled onto the can.
211 EXEMPT COMPOUNDS - For the purposes of this rule, exempt compounds are the following:
212 EXTERIOR BASE COATING - A coating applied to the exterior of a container body to provide protection to the metal or to provide background for any lithographic or printing operation.
213 EXTERIOR BODY SPRAY - A coating sprayed on the exterior of a container body to provide a decorative or protective finish.
214 FOOD/BEVERAGE CAN - A metal container in which food or beverages intended for human consumption are packaged.
215 GRAMS OF VOC PER LITER OF COATING (AS APPLIED EXCLUDING WATER AND EXCLUDING EXEMPT COMPOUNDS) - The
weight of VOC per combined volume of VOC and coating solids. This can be calculated by the following equation:
216 GRAMS OF VOC PER LITER OF MATERIAL - The weight of VOC per combined volume of material. This can
be calculated by the following equation:
217 HIGH-VOLUME LOW-PRESSURE (HVLP) - A coating application system that is operated on a delivered air pressure between 0.1 and 10 psig air pressure.
218 INK - Any coating used in any operation that imparts color, design, alphabet, or numerals on an exterior surface of a metal container or closure.
219 INTERIOR BASE COATING - A coating applied to the interior of a container body to provide a protective lining between the product and the can.
220 INTERIOR BODY SPRAY - A coating sprayed on the interior of the container body to provide a protective film between the product and the can.
221 LUBRICANT APPLICATOR - An apparatus used to apply a surface lubricant to beverage container lid tabs.
222 NECKER LUBRICANT - Any fluid or solid applied to a can forming tool to reduce froiction while reducing the can diameter to form a neck.
223 OVERVARNISH - A coating applied directly over a design coating to reduce the coefficient of friction, to provide gloss and to protect the finish against abrasion and corrosion.
224 PAIL - Any metal container from 1 gallon to 12 gallon capacity and constructed of 29 gauge or heavier material.
225 RECONDITIONED DRUMS, PAILS, OR LIDS - Any drum, pail, or lid which is reused, recycled or remanufactured.
226 TAB PRESS LUBRICATION - The process that uses a lubricated mechanical press to create beverage container lid tabs from flat aluminum metal stock.
227 THREE-PIECE CAN SIDE-SEAM SPRAY - A coating sprayed on the interior and/or exterior of a welded, cemented or soldered seam to protect the exposed metal.
228 TWO-PIECE CAN EXTERIOR END COATING - A coating applied to the exterior end of a can to provide protection to the metal.
229 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) - Any compound that contains at least one atom of carbon, except
301 VOC LIMITATIONS - Except as provided in Section 302, a person shall not use or apply any coating
on any coating line of the type designated below that contains volatile organic compounds in excess of the following
|Coating Category||Grams of VOC/liter
of coating as applied,
excluding water and
|301.1||Sheet basecoat (interior and exterior) and over-varnish||225|
|301.2||Two piece can exterior basecoat and over-varnish||250|
|301.4||Interior body spray
Two piece can
Three piece can
|301.5||Three piece can side seam spray||660|
|301.6||End sealing compound:
food / beverage
non-food / non-beverage
|301.7||Exterior body spray||420|
|301.8||Reconditioned drums, pails and lids coatings:
|301.9||New drums, pails and lids coatings:
Exterior, Air Dried
|301.11||Tab Press Lubricant||690|
303 APPLICATION METHODS - Except for can interior and automatic triggered sideseam sprays, a person shall not apply coatings that contain volatile organic compounds unless the coating is applied with one of the following methods:
304 PROHIBITION OF SPECIFICATION: A person shall not solicit nor require for use nor specify the application of a coating to any metal container or closure if such use or application results in a violation of the provisions of this rule. The prohibition applies to all written or oral contracts under the terms of which any coating that is subject to the provisions of this rule is to be applied to any metal container or closure at any physical location within the District.
305 SURFACE PREPARATION AND CLEAN-UP SOLVENT - The requirements of this section shall apply to any person using VOC-containing materials for surface preparation and clean-up:
400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
401 COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE
402 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN: A person using an emission control device as a means of complying with this rule, as provided in Section 302, shall submit an Operation and Maintenance Plan with the application for Authority to Construct for the emission control device.