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Auto Body Refinishing Shops

In order to meet the area source standards outlined in 40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH (Subpart 6H), National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources, a qualifying auto body refinishing shop may be eligible to receive a registration permit.

According to Subpart 6H, a refinishing shop is defined as one that performs the spray application of coatings to automobiles, light trucks, heavy duty trucks, buses, construction equipment, self-propelled vehicles and equipment that may be drawn and/or driven on a roadway.

Coatings of concern contain compounds of chromium (Cr), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), or cadmium (Cd), collectively referred to as the target HAP.

List of Auto Body Refinishing Shops facilities currently covered by a Registration Permit

Criteria:

Subject auto body refinishing shops must meet the requirements of S.C. Regulation 61-62.1, Section II(I) and either Subpart 6H Refinishing and Surface Coating or Subpart 6H Paint Stripping of Motor Vehicles/Motor Vehicles Parts with Methylene Chloride (MeCl).

S.C. Regulation 61-62.1, Section II(I)

A subject auto body refinishing shop must meet the following criteria to be able to qualify for a registration permit:

  • The auto body refinishing shop shall not be potentially major for Title V (TV) emissions, Nonattainment New Source Review (NA NSR), or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).
  • No other industrial processes at the site that may require additional construction and operating permit requirements.

6H Refinishing and Surface Coating

A subject auto body refinishing shop must meet the following criteria to be able to qualify for a registration permit:

  • Cannot be a major source of HAP emissions (must emit less than 10 tons/yr of a single HAP and less than 25 tons/yr of a combination of HAPs)
  • Spray applies coating to more than two (2) vehicles or parts of vehicles a year, without consideration of compensation
  • Spray applications contain the target HAP (chromium, lead, manganese, nickel, or cadmium)

6H Paint Stripping of Motor Vehicles/Motor Vehicles Parts with Methylene Chloride

A subject auto body refinishing shop must meet the following criteria to be able to qualify for a registration permit:

  • Cannot be a major source of HAP emissions (must emit less than 10 tons/yr of a single HAP and less than 25 tons/yr of a combination of HAPs)
  • Perform paint stripping using MeCl for the removal of dried paint (including, but not limited to, paint, enamel, varnish, shellac, and lacquer) from wood, metal, plastic, and other substrates

Applications/Forms:

Reporting/Emission Tools:

Copy of the Permit:

** Note that these copies are provided for use by facilities that have already been granted coverage by the Bureau. Download and use of these permits does not constitute coverage.**

For more information please contact:

Alyson Hayes (803) 898-3836

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