PLACER COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 235 - ADHESIVES
(Adopted 06-08-95; Amended 04-10-97)

100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the application of commercial and industrial adhesive or sealant products, and from related solvents and strippers.

102 APPLICABILITY:
 

103 EXEMPTIONS

104 SEVERABILITY: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this rule is, for any reason, held invalid, unconstitutional, or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed as a separate, distinct, and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.
 

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE (ABS) WELDING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to weld ABS pipe. ABS pipe is made by reacting monomers of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene and is normally identified with an "ABS" marking.

202 ADHESIVE: Any substance that is used to bond one surface to another surface by attachment.

203 ADHESIVE OR SEALANT PRODUCT: Any adhesive, adhesive primer, aerosol adhesive, aerosol adhesive primer, sealant, or sealant primer, as sold by the manufacturer or as applied.

204 ADHESIVE PRIMER: A coating applied to a substrate, prior to the application of an adhesive, to provide a bonding surface.

205 AEROSOL ADHESIVE: An adhesive consisting of a mixture of rubber, resins, liquid and/or gaseous solvents, and propellants packaged in a hand-held, pressurized, non-refillable container. The container expels pressurized aerosol materials in a finely divided spray when a valve on the container is depressed.

206 AEROSOL ADHESIVE PRIMER: A primer used exclusively to provide a bonding surface on substrates for subsequent application of aerosol adhesives. It consists of a mixture of liquid and/or gaseous materials and propellants packaged in a hand-held, pressurized, non-refillable container. The container expels pressurized aerosol primer materials in a finely divided spray when a valve on the container is depressed.

207 AEROSOL CLEANING SOLVENT: A material used as a surface preparation solvent, a cleanup solvent, or as a stripper and consisting of liquid and/or gaseous solvent and propellants packaged in a hand-held, pressurized, non-refillable container. The container expels pressurized aerosol materials in a finely divided spray when a valve on the container is depressed.
 

208 AFFECTED POLLUTANT: Volatile organic compounds (VOC) as defined in Section 269.

209 APPLICATION EQUIPMENT: A device such as a spray gun, pot, hose, brush, roller, electrostatic sprayer, non-propellant spray bottle, or squeegee, used to apply an adhesive or sealant product, a surface preparation solvent, a cleanup solvent, or a stripper.

210 ARCHITECTURAL SEALANT/PRIMER: Any sealant or sealant primer intended by the manufacturer to be applied to stationary structures, including mobile homes, and their appurtenances. Appurtenances to an architectural structure include, but are not limited to: hand railings, cabinets, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, fences, rain gutters and downspouts, and windows.

211 CAPTURE EFFICIENCY: Expressed in percent, capture efficiency, measured per Section 503.6, 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 adhesive/sealant operations, both measured simultaneously, and calculated by the following equation:
 

212 CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer for the installation of ceramic tiles.

213 CHLORINATED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (CPVC) WELDING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to weld CPVC plastic pipe.

214 CLEANUP SOLVENT: A VOC-containing material used to:

215 CLOSED CONTAINER: A covered receptacle which has no visible gaps where the cover and the main body of the receptacle meet.

216 COMPUTER DISKETTE JACKET MANUFACTURING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to bond the fold-over flaps to the body of a vinyl computer diskette jacket.

217 CONSUMER ADHESIVE: Any adhesive subject to Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, Article 2, Consumer Products, beginning at Section 94507 and as amended from time to time. "Consumer Adhesive" does not include:

218 CONTACT ADHESIVE: An adhesive that forms an instantaneous bond that cannot be repositioned when substrates, on which the adhesive is applied and allowed to dry, are brought together using momentary pressure.

219 CONTROL DEVICE: Equipment that is utilized as part of an emission control system, and which destroys, absorbs or otherwise eliminates or reduces the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds from adhesive/sealant operations.

220 CONTROL EFFICIENCY: Expressed in percent, control efficiency, measured per Section 503.5, 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. Control efficiency is calculated by the following equation:

221 COVE BASE INSTALLATION ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer for the installation of cove base (or wall base), which is generally made of vinyl or rubber, onto a wall or vertical surface at floor level.

222 CURED: Dry to the touch.

223 DRYWALL INSTALLATION: The installation of gypsum drywall to studs or solid surfaces.

224 ENCLOSED GUN CLEANER:

225 EXEMPT COMPOUNDS: For the purposes of this rule, "Exempt Compounds" are as defined in Rule 102, Definitions.

226 FIBERGLASS: A fiber made of fine filaments of glass that is similar in appearance to wool or cotton fiber.

227 FLEXIBLE VINYL: A nonrigid polyvinyl chloride plastic with at least five percent, by weight, of plasticizer content, as determined per Section 503.8.

228 HAND APPLICATION METHODS: The application of an adhesive or sealant product by manually held equipment. Such equipment includes: paint brushes, hand rollers, trowels, spatulas, daubers, rags, sponges, and mechanically or pneumatically driven syringes that do not atomize the applied products.

229 HIGH-VOLUME LOW-PRESSURE (HVLP) APPLICATION EQUIPMENT: Equipment used to apply coating by means of a spray gun which is designed to be operated, and which is operated between 0.1 and 10.0 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) air pressure, measured dynamically at the center of the air cap and at the air horns.

230 INDOOR FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATION ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer for the installation of wood flooring, carpet, carpet pads, rubber flooring, resilient tile, vinyl tile, vinyl backed carpet, resilient sheet and roll, or artificial grass. Such installed materials are in an enclosure and are not exposed to ambient weather conditions during normal use. Indoor floor covering installation does not include ceramic tile installation or subfloor installation.

231 KEY SYSTEM OPERATING PARAMETER: A variable that is critical to the operation of an emission control system and that ensures both operation of the system within the system manufacturer's specifications, and compliance with the overall system efficiency standard required by Section 307. Such variables may include, but are not limited to, hours of operation, temperature, flow rate, and pressure.

232 LEAK: A visible liquid solvent loss or a solvent vapor (mist) loss from unintended openings in a container.

233 LOW-SOLIDS MATERIAL: Any adhesive or sealant product, surface preparation solvent, cleanup solvent, or stripper containing no more than 120 grams of solids per liter (1.0 pound of solids per gallon) of product.

234 LOW-VOLUME LOW-PRESSURE (LVLP) APPLICATION EQUIPMENT: Spray coating application equipment with air pressure between 0.1 and 10.0 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and air volume less than 15.5 cubic feet per minute (cfm) per spray gun and which operates at a maximum fluid delivery pressure of 50 psig.

235 MARINE DECK SEALANT/SEALANT PRIMER: Any sealant or sealant primer intended by the manufacturer to seal gaps on wooden marine decks.

236 METAL TO URETHANE/RUBBER MOLDING OR CASTING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to bond metal to high-density or elastomeric urethane or molded rubber materials, in heater molding or casting processes, to fabricate products such as rollers for computer printers or other paper handling equipment.

237 MULTIPURPOSE CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer for the installation or repair of various construction materials, including, but not limited to, drywall, subfloor, panel, fiberglass reinforced plastic, ceiling tile, and acoustical tile.

238 NON-MEMBRANE ROOF INSTALLATION/REPAIR ADHESIVE/SEALANT: Any adhesive or sealant intended by the manufacturer for the installation or repair of non-membrane roofs, but is not intended for the installation of prefabricated single-ply roof membrane. With regard to non-membrane roof installation/repair adhesives, this category includes plastic or asphalt roof cement, asphalt roof coatings, and cold application cement.

239 OUTDOOR FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATION ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer for the installation of floor covering that is not in an enclosure and is exposed to ambient weather conditions during normal use. Outdoor floor covering installation does not include ceramic tile installation or subfloor installation.

240 PANEL INSTALLATION: The installation of plywood, pre-decorated hardboard, tile board, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and similar pre-decorated or non-decorated panels to studs or solid surfaces.

241 PLASTIC: A synthetic material chemically formed by the polymerization of organic (carbon-based) substances.

242 PLASTIC CEMENT WELDING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive made of resins and solvents that is formulated to dissolve the surfaces of plastic to form a bond between mating surfaces.

243 PLASTIC CEMENT WELDING ADHESIVE PRIMER: Any primer intended by the manufacturer to prepare plastic substrates prior to bonding or welding.

244 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) WELDING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to weld PVC plastic pipe.

245 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC) WELDING SEALANT: A sealant designed to adhere to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by dissolving its surface and to fill or seal gaps between PVC surfaces or between PVC and other surfaces.

246 POROUS MATERIAL: A material whose surface is permeable to liquids; such materials include, but are not limited to, foam, paper, corrugated paperboard, stone, and wood.

247 PROPELLANT: A fluid under pressure that expels the contents of a container when a valve is opened.

248 ROADWAY SEALANT: Any sealant intended by the manufacturer to be applied to public streets, highways, and related surfaces such as curbs, berms, driveways, and parking lots.

249 RUBBER: Any natural or manmade rubber substrate, including, but not limited to: styrene-butadiene rubber, polychloroprene (neoprene), butyl rubber, nitrile rubber, chlorosulfonated polyethylene, and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer.

250 RUBBER FLOORING: Flooring material in which both the back and the top surface are made of synthetic rubber, and which may be in sheet or tile form.

251 SEALANT: Any material with adhesive properties that is applied as a rope or bead and that is formulated for use primarily to fill, seal, waterproof, or weatherproof gaps or joints between two surfaces. Sealants include caulks. Sealants do not include sealers that are applied as continuous coatings.

252 SEALANT PRIMER: Any material intended by the manufacturer for application to a substrate, prior to the application of a sealant, to enhance the bonding surface.

253 SINGLE-PLY ROOF MEMBRANE: A single sheet of rubber, normally ethylene-propylene diene polymer, that is applied in a single layer to a building roof (normally a flat roof).

254 SOLID MATERIAL: The nonvolatile portion of an adhesive or sealant product, surface preparation solvent, cleanup solvent, or stripper that remains after heating a sample of the product at 110C for one hour.

255 SOLVENT WELDING: The softening of the surfaces of two substrates by wetting them with a solvent and/or adhesive, and joining them together with a chemical and/or physical reaction(s) to form a fused union.

256 STATIONARY SOURCE: Any building, structure, facility, or emissions unit which emits or may emit any affected pollutant directly or as a fugitive emission. This includes all pollutant-emitting activities which:

Pollutant-emitting activities shall be considered as part of the same industrial grouping if they:

257 STRIPPER: A liquid used to remove cured adhesives and/or cured sealants.

258 STRUCTURAL GLAZING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to adhere glass, ceramic, metal, stone, or composite panels to exterior building frames.

259 SUBFLOOR INSTALLATION: The installation of subflooring material, typically plywood, over flooring joists. Subfloor installation includes the construction of any load bearing joints in joists or trusses. Subflooring is covered by a finished surface material.

260 SUBSTRATE: The material onto which an adhesive or sealant product, surface preparation solvent, cleanup solvent, or stripper is applied.

261 SURFACE PREPARATION SOLVENT: Any VOC-containing material used to remove contaminants such as dust, soil, oil, grease, etc., from a substrate prior to the application of an adhesive or sealant product.

262 THIN METAL LAMINATING ADHESIVE: Any adhesive intended by the manufacturer to bond multiple layers of metal to metal or metal to plastic in which the thickness of the bond line(s) is less than 0.025 mils (0.000025 inches).

263 TIRE REPAIR: To mend a hole, tear, fissure, blemish, or defect in a tire casing by grinding and/or gouging, applying adhesive, and attaching replacement rubber.

264 TIRE RETREAD ADHESIVE: An adhesive applied to the back of precured tread rubber and to the casing and cushion rubber. Tire retread adhesive may also be used to seal buffed tire casings to prevent oxidation while the tire is being prepared for a new tread.

265 TRAFFIC MARKING TAPE ADHESIVE PRIMER: An adhesive primer intended by the manufacturer to be applied to surfaces prior to the installation of traffic marking tape.

Traffic marking tape is a preformed reflective film intended by the manufacturer to be applied to public streets, highways, and other surfaces including, but not limited to, curbs, berms, driveways, and parking lots. It is not one of the "Traffic Coatings" included in and defined in Rule 218, Architectural Coatings.

266 VOC COMPOSITE PARTIAL PRESSURE: VOC composite partial pressure is the sum of the partial vapor pressures of the compounds defined as VOCs, and shall be calculated by the following equation
 

267 VOC CONTENT PER LITER OF MATERIAL: The weight (in grams) of VOC per volume (in liters) of adhesive or sealant product is expressed as "grams of VOC per liter of material" and shall be calculated using the following formula:
 

268 VOC CONTENT PER VOLUME OF PRODUCT, LESS WATER AND EXEMPT COMPOUNDS: The weight (in grams) of VOC per combined volume (in liters) of VOC plus solid materials in an adhesive or sealant product is expressed as "grams of VOC per liter of product, less water and exempt compounds" and shall be calculated using the following equation:

269 VOC PERCENT OF MATERIAL BY WEIGHT: The percent of VOC by weight is the ratio of the weight of the VOC to the weight of the aerosol adhesive primer as supplied by the manufacturer, expressed as "percent of VOC by weight", and shall be calculated using the following formula:

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

271 WATERPROOF RESORCINOL GLUE: A two-part resorcinol resin based adhesive designed for applications where the bond line must be resistant to conditions of continuous immersion in fresh or salt water.

272 WIPE CLEANING: The method of cleaning a surface by physically rubbing it with a material such as a rag, paper, abrasive pad, brush, or a cotton swab moistened with a solvent.

273 WOOD FLOORING: A wood floor surface, which may be in the form of parquet tiles, planks, or strip-wood.
 

300 STANDARDS

301 MATERIAL APPLICATION METHODS:

302 VOC CONTENT LIMITS, ADHESIVES/ADHESIVE PRIMERS: Except as provided in Section 306, a person shall not apply an adhesive or adhesive primer that exceeds the VOC content limit, as applied (as determined per Section 268), in the following three tables:
 

TABLE 302 - 1 

VOC CONTENT FOR ADHESIVES/ADHESIVE PRIMERS


 

Type of Adhesive/Adhesive Primer

Prior to December 1, 1998

VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

Effective December 1, 1998
VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

ABS Welding Adhesive

400 (3.3)

400 (3.3)

Automotive Glass Adhesive Primer

700 (5.7)

700 (5.7)

Ceramic Tile Installation Adhesive

150 (1.2)

130 (1.1)

Computer Diskette Jacket Mfg. Adhesive

850 (6.9)

850 (6.9)

Cove Base Installation Adhesive

200 (1.6)

150 (1.2)

CPVC Welding Adhesive

490 (4.0)

490 (4.0)

Indoor Floor Covering Installation Adhesive

150 (1.2)

150 (1.2)

Metal to Urethane/Rubber Molding or Casting Adhesive

850 (6.9)

250 (2.0)

Multipurpose Construction Adhesive

200 (1.6)

200 (1.6)

Non-Membrane Roof Install./Repr. Adhes

300 (2.5)

300 (2.5)

Outdoor Floor Covering Install. Adhesive

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

Plastic Cement Welding Adhesive Primer

650 (5.3)

650 (5.3)

PVC Welding Adhesive

510 (4.2)

510 (4.2)

Single-Ply Roof Membrane Installation/Repair Adhesive

650 (5.3)

250 (2.0)

Structural Glazing Adhesive

100 (0.8)

100 (0.8)

Thin Metal Laminating Adhesive

780 (6.4)

250 (2.0)

Tire Retread Adhesive

100 (0.8)

100 (0.8)

Traffic Marking Tape Adhesive Primer

550 (4.5)

150 (1.2)

Waterproof Resorcinol Glue

170 (1.4)

170 (1.4)

Other Plastic Cement Welding Adhesive

450 (3.7)

450 (3.7)

Other Adhesive Primer

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

 

TABLE 302 - 2

VOC CONTENT FOR CONTACT ADHESIVES


 

Type of Product

Prior to December 1, 1999

VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

Effective December 1, 1999
VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

Contact Adhesive

540 (4.4)

200 (1.6)

 

TABLE 302 - 3 
VOC CONTENT FOR APPLICATION OF OTHER ADHESIVES ONTO SPECIFIC SUBSTRATES
(Pertains only to Adhesives Other Than those in Tables 302-1, 302-2 and 303)
Note: If two different types of substrates are to be bonded together and if the applicable VOC content limits in this table are not the same for each substrate, the higher of the two limits shall apply, unless specified otherwise.

Adhesive Applications Onto
Substrates

Prior to December

1, 1998
VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal)

Effective December 1, 1998
VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and

Adhesive Applied in Bonding:

Flexible Vinyl to Flexible Vinyl

660 (5.4)

250 (2.0)

Adhesive Applied in Bonding: 

Flexible Vinyl to Any Other Substrate

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Fiberglass

200 (1.6)

200 (1.6)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Metal 

30 (0.2)

30 (0.2)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Plastic Foam

120 (1.0)

120 (1.0)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Porous Material (e.g., Wood (but not a Plastic), and Plastic Foam)


 

150 (1.2)


 
 

120 (1.0)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Rubber

650 (5.3)

250 (2.0)

Adhesive Applied to: 

Other Substrates

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

303 VOC CONTENT LIMITS, AEROSOL ADHESIVE PRIMERS: A person shall not apply any aerosol adhesive primer if the VOC content, including the propellant, exceeds the percentage value in the following table:
 

TABLE 303 
MAXIMUM VOC CONTENT PERCENTAGES FOR AEROSOL ADHESIVE PRIMERS
(Percent of VOC by Weight--Calculated Pursuant to Section 269)

Type of Aerosol

VOC Content Limit

Aerosol Adhesive Primer

75%

304 VOC CONTENT LIMITS SEALANTS/SEALANT PRIMERS: Except as provided in Section 306, a person shall not apply a sealant or sealant primer exceeding the VOC content, as applied (as determined per Section 268), in the following table:
 

TABLE 304 

VOC CONTENT FOR SEALANTS AND SEALANT PRIMERS


 

Type of Sealant/Sealant Primer

Prior to December 1, 1998

VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

Effective December 1, 1998 
VOC Content
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

Architectural Sealant

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

Marine Deck Sealant

760 (6.2)

760 (6.2)

Marine Deck Sealant Primer

760 (6.2)

760 (6.2)

Nonmembrane Roof Installation/Repair Sealant

300 (2.5)

300 (2.5)

Non-Porous Architectural Sealant Primer

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

Porous architectural sealant primer

775 (6.3)

775 (6.3)

PVC Welding Sealant

480 (3.9)

480 (3.9)

Roadway Sealant

250 (2.0)

250 (2.0)

Single-Ply Roof Membrane Sealant

450 (3.7)

450 (3.7)

Other Sealant

420 (3.4)

420 (3.4)

Other Sealant Primer

750 (6.1)

750 (6.1)

305 VOC CONTENT LIMITS SURFACE PREPARATION, CLEANUP, AND STRIPPER SOLVENTS: Except as provided in Sections 103.11, 306 and 307, and relative to the application of an adhesive or sealant product, a person shall not use a surface preparation solvent, a cleanup solvent, or a solvent used as a stripper exceeding the VOC content limit standard, as applied (as determined per either Section 266 or Section 268, as applicable), in the following table:
 

TABLE 305 
VOC CONTENT OF SURFACE PREPARATION, CLEANUP, AND STRIPPER SOLVENTS

Note: Where VOC limits are shown as both grams/liter and composite vapor pressure, either may be used as the content limit for the specific application shown.

Adhesive or Sealant Product 

Activity For Which the Solvent Is Used 

VOC Content 
gm/liter (lb/gal) less water and exempt compounds

VOC Composite 
Partial Pressure Millimeters of Mercury at 20C (68F) 

Substrate Preparation Activity

Single-Ply Roof Membrane Installation/Repair

--

45

Electronic Components 

900 (7.3)

33

Medical Devices 

900 (7.3)

33

Other Substrates

70 (0.6)

--

Cleanup Activity

Cleaning a Spray Gun in an Enclosed Gun Cleaner

--

less than 45

Soaking Application Equipment in a Closed Container

--

9.5

Application Equipment - No Closed Container, No Enclosed Gun Cleaner

70 (0.6)

--

Equipment Other Than Adhesive or Sealant Product Application Equipment

--

less than 45

Solvent Stripping Activity

Adhesive or Sealant Products on Wood Substrates

less than 350

2

Adhesive or Sealant Products on Substrates Other Than Wood

--

9.5

306 VOC CONTENT LIMITS LOW-SOLIDS MATERIALS: For any low-solids material listed in the tables of Sections 302 and 304, the VOC content standard shall be expressed as "grams of VOC per liter of material" (Section 267), as applied. For any low-solids material listed in table 305, the VOC content standard, as applied, shall be expressed as "grams of VOC per liter of material" (Section 267) or as "VOC composite partial pressure" (Section 266), whichever is appropriate.

307 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM: As an alternative, a person may comply with the VOC limits specified in this rule, by using an approved air pollution control system consisting of capture and control devices, which reduces VOC emissions from the use of adhesives, sealants, strippers or solvents, by an equivalent or greater amount than the limits specified in Sections 302 through 305, with the written approval of the Air Pollution Control Officer. The minimum required overall capture and control efficiency of an emission system at which an equivalent or greater level of VOC reduction will be achieved, shall not be less than 85%, calculated by the following equation:

308 STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: All VOC-containing materials used in applying adhesive or sealant products, such as surface preparation solvents; cleanup solvents and strippers; and cloth, paper, abrasive pads, and brushes moistened with solvents; shall be stored in non-absorbent closed containers with no liquid leaks. These containers shall be kept closed at all times except when such containers are being filled or emptied or when such containers are empty and dry.
 

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 PROHIBITION OF SALE: Except as allowed in Section 103.12, no person shall sell or offer for sale any adhesive or sealant product that does not meet the applicable VOC content limits specified in Sections 302 through 306.

402 PROHIBITION OF SPECIFICATION: No person shall solicit, require the use of, or specify the application of any adhesive or sealant product subject to this rule, or any surface preparation solvent, cleanup solvent, or stripper subject to this rule, if such use or application would violate this rule. The prohibition in this section shall also apply to all written or oral contracts under the terms of which any such product or solvent is to be applied within the District.

403 LABELING REQUIREMENTS: For any adhesive or sealant product subject to this rule and manufactured on or after July 1, 1997, the product's manufacturer shall:

404 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN: A person using an emission control system pursuant to Section 307 as a means of alternate compliance with this rule, must submit, with the application for Authority to Construct, pursuant to Rule 501, General Permit Requirements, an Operation and Maintenance Plan for the emission control system to the Air Pollution Control Officer for approval. 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 501 and 502. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall determine whether the Operation and Maintenance Plan meets the requirements of this section not later than 30 days after receipt of the Plan, or within a longer period of time agreed upon by the parties. If the Air Pollution Control Officer does not approve an Operation and Maintenance Plan, the source shall receive written notice of the deficiency, and shall have an additional 30 days from the date of the notification of the deficiency to correct and resubmit the Operation and Maintenance Plan. The Plan shall be implemented upon approval of the Air Pollution Control Officer. A Plan not re-submitted with the deficiencies corrected on a timely basis shall constitute a violation of this rule.

405 FEASIBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, CONTACT ADHESIVES: By January 1, 1999, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall assess the feasibility of both the exemption expiration date provision in Section 103.8, and the final VOC limits for contact adhesives and whether new technology could provide additional emissions reductions to meet the District's Air Quality Management Plan objectives.
 

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 RECORDKEEPING:  In addition to any applicable recordkeeping requirements of either Rule 502, New Source Review, Rule 507, Federal Operating Permit Program, Rule 511, Potential to Emit, or any other District rule which may be applicable, any person applying adhesive or sealant products, surface preparation solvents, cleanup solvents, or strippers subject to any provision of this rule shall maintain the following records in order to evaluate compliance:

502 RETENTION OF RECORDS: All records required by this rule shall be retained for at least three years, except for sources subject to Rule 507, Federal Operating Permit Program, which shall be retained for at least five years. Such records shall be made available to the Air Pollution Control Officer upon request.

503 TEST METHODS: