SJUAPCD RULE 4607 GRAPHIC ARTS
LAST REVISED 09/17/97



RULE 4607 GRAPHIC ARTS

(Adopted April 11, 1991; Amended September 19, 1991; Amended December 17, 1992; Amended March 31, 1993; Amended May 19, 1994; Amended September 17, 1997.)

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to limit VOC emissions from graphic arts printing operations, and paper or fabric coating operations, and to specify the administrative requirements for recording and measuring the emissions. A compliance schedule is also specified.

2.0 Applicability

This rule is applicable to any graphic arts printing operation, and paper or fabric coating operation as defined in Section 3.0 of this rule.

3.0 Definitions

4.0 Exemptions

5.0 Requirements

Table 1

VOC Content Limits for Ink, Coating, Adhesive and Fountain Solution



Material
Grams of VOC per liter (lb/gal), less water and less exempt compounds
Effective 9/19/91 Effective 9/17/99
Ink 300 (2.5) 300 (2.5)
Coating 300 (2.5) 300 (2.5)
Adhesive 300 (2.5) 150 (1.25)
Web Splicing

Adhesive

-- 300 (2.5)






Fountain Solution
Percent VOC by Volume
Effective 9/19/91 Effective 9/17/98 Effective 9/17/2000
15 10 8

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Table 2

VOC Content Limits for Flexographic Specialty Ink

Material Grams of VOC per liter (lb/gal), less water and less exempt compounds
Specialty ink
Metallic Ink 485 (4.1)
Matte Finish Ink 535 (4.5)



Table 3

VOC Content Limits for Screen Printing Ink, Coating, and Adhesive





Material
Grams of VOC per liter (lb/gal), less water and less exempt compounds
Effective 9/17/98 Effective 9/17/99
Ink 400 (3.3) 400 (3.3)
Coating 400 (3.3) 400 (3.3)
Adhesive 300 (2.5) 150 (1.25)
Extreme Performance Ink/Coating 800 (6.7) 400 (3.3)
Metallic Ink 600 (5.0) 400 (3.3)
Sign Ink/Coating 500 (4.2) 400 (3.3)
Resists 600 (5.0) 600 (5.0)



Table 4

VOC Content Limits of Paper or Fabric Coating and Wash Primer

Material VOC Content

Limit Effective 11/19/95

Coating 265 gm/liter (2.2 lb/gal) of coating, less water and exempt compounds
Wash Primer 265 gm/liter (2.2 lb/gal) of material



Table 5

Solvents Limits for Graphic Arts Printing Operation

VOC Content Limit gm/liter (lb/gal) of material, Composite Vapor Pressure Limit in mm Hg @ 68oF (20oC)
Surface Preparation 450 (3.8) 33
Repair and Maintenance 900 (7.5) 25
Coatings and Adhesives Application Equipment 900 (7.5) 25
Ink Application Equipment
Lithographic and Letterpress 900 (7.5) 25
Flexographic and Gravure 450 (3.8) 33
Specialty Flexographic Printing 810 (6.8) 21
Screen Printing 1070 (8.9) 5
Ultraviolet inks (except screen printing 900 (7.5) 25
Other, not listed 200 (1.7) 33



6.0 Administrative Requirements

7.0 Compliance Schedule