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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.

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

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