PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 230 - PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS - PAPER TREATING OPERATIONS
(Adopted 06-28-94)

100 GENERAL

101 APPLICABILITY: The provisions of this rule shall apply to paper treating operations involving the application of melamine and phenolic resins to paper substrates.
 

200 DEFINITIONS

201 COATING APPLICATOR - An apparatus used to apply a surface coating.

202 EXEMPT COMPOUNDS - For the purposes of this rule, exempt compounds are the following:

203 MELAMINE TREATER - A coating line process where a melamine resin is applied to a paper substrate.

204 OVEN - A chamber within which heat is used for one or more of the following purposes: to dry, bake, cure, or polymerize a surface coating or ink.

205 PAPER TREATING OPERATION - The coating line process in which a uniform layer of phenolic or melamine resin is applied either by a) dipping a continuous, moving paper substrate into the resin and then using rollers to squeeze the excess resin from the paper, or b) applying the resin directly to the paper substrate with a roll applicator. Paper treating operations also include associated oven equipment used for drying the resin coating.

206 PHENOLIC TREATER - The coating line process where a phenolic resin is applied to the paper substrate.

207 POUNDS OF VOC PER GALLON OF COATING LESS WATER AND LESS EXEMPT COMPOUNDS - The weight of VOC per combined volume of VOC and coating solids and is calculated by the following equation:
 

208 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC) - Any compound that contains at least one atom of carbon, except exempt compounds.
 

300 STANDARDS

301 VOC LIMITATIONS: Except as provided in Section 302, the VOC content of coatings applied in paper treating operations shall not exceed 1.75 pounds of VOC per gallon of coating less water and exempt compounds for phenolic treaters, and 0.1 pounds of VOC per gallon of coating less water and exempt compounds for melamine treaters.

302 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM: Alternatively, a person may comply with the provisions of Section 301 by using an emission control system, provided that the overall efficiency of the system (capture efficiency multiplied by control efficiency) shall not be less than 85 percent by weight in reducing emissions of organic compounds. The total VOC emissions from paper treating operations under this section, considering capture and control efficiencies, shall be equivalent to or less than the VOC emissions level that would be achieved by complying with Section 301. The emission control system shall be approved in writing by the Air Pollution Control Officer in accordance with Rule 501 (General Permit Requirements).
 

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE: The VOC limitations specified in Section 301, or alternatively Section 302, shall be achieved on or before February 1, 1995.

402 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN: Any 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.
 

 

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 COATING AND SOLVENT RECORDS

502 CONTROL EQUIPMENT RECORDS

503 DURATION OF RECORDS: All records maintained pursuant to this rule shall be retained for at least two years from the 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.

504 TEST METHODS FOR VOC CONTENT

505 TEST METHODS FOR CAPTURE AND CONTROL EFFICIENCY