SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


(Adopted May 7, 1976)(Amended September 2, 1977)(Amended March 3, 1978)
(Amended July 6, 1979)(Amended March 5, 1982)

RULE 442. USAGE OF SOLVENTS

(a) A person shall not discharge organic materials into the atmosphere from equipment in which organic solvents or materials containing organic solvents are used, unless such emissions have been reduced by at least 85 percent or to the following:

(b) Equipment designed for processing in a continuous web, strip or wire which emit organic materials shall be collectively subject to the limitations stated in subsection (a)(1).

(c) Emissions of organic materials into the atmosphere required to be controlled by subsection (a) shall be reduced by:

(d) A person shall not use any organic solvent containing a total of four percent by volume of the materials described in Rule 102 under PHOTOCHEMICALLY REACTIVE SOLVENT for the commercial cleaning of garments and fabrics unless the emission of organic materials into the atmosphere has been reduced by at least 90 percent by weight.

(e) A person shall not use photochemically reactive solvent to thin, reduce, or dilute industrial and commercial metal surface coatings unless the emission of organic materials into the atmosphere has been reduced by at least 85 percent by weight.

(f) A person shall not use photochemically reactive solvent in industrial and commercial surface cleaning or degreasing operations unless the emission of organic materials into the atmosphere has been reduced by at least 85 percent by weight.

(g) A person shall not during any one day dispose of a total of more than 5 liters (1.3 gallons) of any photochemically reactive solvent, or of any material containing more than 5 liters (1.3 gallons) of any photochemically reactive solvent by any means which will permit the evaporation of such solvent into the atmosphere.

(h) The provisions of this rule shall not apply to: