Auto Body Refinishing Shops
Registration permits are issued to sources where equipment similarities and simplicity remove the need for in-depth site-specific review. Additionally, these permits contain the same emission limits and monitoring requirements as the construction and operating permit for that source category.
Advantages to Registration Permits
- A standardized permit providing consistency
- Dual permitting process – construction and operating permit combined
- No construction permit P.E. signature required for registration permits
- Simplified application and permit issuance
- Flexibility to construct or modify equipment without a construction permit
- Pre-determined equipment and emission limit for specific Permit categories
Existing permitted and new sources may request coverage under a registration permit if the permit criteria are met. The BAQ will grant the registration permit to your facility upon your certifying qualification for and agreeing to the conditions and terms of the registration permit applicable to similar sources. Your facility will be subject to enforcement action for operation without a valid permit if the facility is later determined not to qualify for the conditions and terms of the registration permit.
Below is a description of each of the registration permits, a link to the list of the current facilities that have been granted coverage, a copy of each registration permit, and the associated criteria, forms, and other information for each registration permit.
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.
If the operations covered by these general permits involve land-disturbing activities in one of the eight coastal counties of the Coastal Zone under DHEC-OCRM's jurisdiction (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Jasper), then a coastal zone consistency certification may be required prior to conducting land-disturbing activities.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.