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Subpart OO - Rhode Island

Section 52.2070 Identification of plan.

(c) EPA approved regulations.

EPA Approved Rhode Island Regulations
(As of December 23, 2013)

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State Citation Title / Subject State Effective Date EPA Approval Date Explanations
Air Pollution Control General Definitions Regulation. (PDF) (13 pp, 84 K) General Definitions. 09/29/2010 03/13/2012
77 FR 14691.
[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011-0118 at www.regulations.gov] Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 1 (PDF) (1 pp, 105 K) Visible emissions. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 2 (PDF) (1 pp, 160 K) Handling of soft coal. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 3 (PDF) (3 pp, 169 K) Particulate emissions from industrial processes. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 4 (PDF) (1 pp, 161 K) Open fires. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 5 (PDF) (1 pp, 105 K) Fugitive dust. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 6 (PDF) (2 pp, 162 K) Continuous emission monitors. 11/22/1989 09/30/1991
56 FR 49414.
RI Air Pollution Control Regulation Number 6 is also referred to by the title "Opacity Monitors".
Air Pollution Control Regulation 7 (PDF) (1 pp, 160 K) Emission of air contaminants detrimental to persons or property. 07/19/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 8 (PDF) (9 pp, 180 K) Sulfur content of fuels. 05/02/1985 01/08/1986
51 FR 755.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 9 (PDF) (46 pp, 298 K) Air pollution control permits. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised. All of No. 9 is approved with the exception of Sections 9.13, 9.14, 9.15, and Appendix A which Rhode Island did not submit as part of SIP revision.
01/31/2011 10/24/2013
78 FR 63383 (PDF) (6 pp, 258 K)
Definitions of "Major modification"; "Significant"; and "Net emissions increase" are amended in Section 9.1.

Definitions of "Baseline actual emissions"; "PM2.5"; "Regulated NSR pollutant"; "Significant emissions increase"; and "Subject to Regulation" are added to Section 9.1.

Definition of "Major stationary source" is amended in Section 9.5.1(g).

NOTE: Definitions in Section 9.1 which have been incorporated-by-reference into the Rhode Island SIP may not be numbered consecutively as the numbering corresponds to the State's assigned definition number in the Rhode Island State Regulation.

[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011–0148 at www.regulations.gov]
Air Pollution Control Regulation 10 (PDF) (5 pp, 169 K) Air pollution episodes. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 11 (PDF) (35 pp, 172 K) Petroleum liquids marketing and storage. 01/31/1993 12/17/93
58 FR 65930.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 12 (PDF) (5 pp, 169 K) Incinerators. 04/22/1981 04/26/82
47 FR 17816.
 
Air Pollution Control Revisions to Regulation 13 (PDF) (4 pp, 167 K) Particulate emissions from fossil fuel fired steam or hot water generating units. 10/05/1982 03/29/83
48 FR 13026.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 14 (PDF) (6 pp, 116 K) Record keeping and reporting. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 15 (PDF) (18 pp, 197 K) Control of organic solvent emissions. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Limited approval. Applicability threshold decreased to 50 tpy. Definition of VOC revised. All of No. 15 is approved with the except of 15.2.2 which Rhode Island did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 16 (PDF) (1 pp, 161 K) Operation of air pollution control system. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 17 (PDF) (1 pp, 160 K) Odors. 02/22/1977 05/07/1981
46 FR 25446.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 18 (PDF) (1 pp, 160 K) Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning. Withdrawn 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
No. 18 is superseded by
No. 36.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 19 (PDF) (32 pp, 175 K) Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Surface Coating Operations. 03/07/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised. Wood products requirements deleted because state adopted new Regulation No. 36 which addresses wood products. Except 19.2.2.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 21 (PDF) (18 pp, 144 K) Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Printing Operations. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Applicability threshold decreased to 50 tpy. Definition of VOC revised. All on No. 21 is approved with the exception of Section 21.2.3 which the State did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 25 (PDF) (5 pp, 56 K) Control of VOC Emissions from Cutback and Emulsified Asphalt. 11/12/2009 03/13/2012
77 FR 14691.
All of No. 25 is approved with the exception of Section 25.2.3 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011-0118 at www.regulations.gov]. Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 26 (PDF) (13 pp, 186 K) Control of Organic Solvent Emissions from Manufacture of Synthesized Pharmaceutical Products. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised. All of No. 26 is approved with the exception of 26.2.3 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 27 (PDF) (24 pp, 264 K) Control of nitrogen oxide emissions. 01/16/96 09/02/1997
62 FR 46202.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 29.3 (PDF) (5 pp, 113 K) Emissions Caps. 04/28/95 03/22/1996
61 FR 11731.
This rule limits a source's potential to emit, therefore avoiding RACT, Title V Operating Permit.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 30 (PDF) (16 pp, 140 K) Control of VOCs from Automotive Refinishing Operations. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised. All of No. 30 is approved with the exception of Section 30.2.2 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 31 (PDF) (47 pp. 178 K) Control of VOCs from Commercial and Consumer Products. 06/4/2009 03/13/2012
77 FR 14691.
All of No. 31 is approved with the exception of Sections 31.2.3 through 31.2.5 which deal with exemptions to the general provisions of the rule and were withdrawn by the state from consideration as part of the SIP revision.
[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011-0118 at www.regulations.gov] Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 32 (PDF) (10 pp, 124 K) Control of VOCs from Marine Vessel Loading Operations. 04/08/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
Definition of VOC revised. All of No. 32 is approved with the exception of Section 32.2.2 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 33 (PDF) (25 pp. 105 K) Control of VOCs from Architectural Coatings and Industrial Maintenance Coatings. 06/4/2009 03/13/2012
77 FR 14691.
[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011-0118 at www.regulations.gov] Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 

Air Pollution Control Regulation 34 (PDF) (13 pp, 83 K) Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Inspection / Maintenance Program. 03/30/2000 02/09/2001
66 FR 9661.
Department of Environmental Management regulation containing I/M standards.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 35 (PDF) (52 pp, 274 K) Control of VOCs and Volatile Hazardous Air Pollutants from Wood Products Manufacturing Operations. 07/07/1996 12/02/1999
64 FR 67495.
All of No. 35 is approved with the exception of Section 35.2.3 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 36 (PDF) (34 pp. 136 K) Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning. 10/9/2008 03/13/2012
77 FR 14691.
Revised to incorporate solvent vapor pressure limit of 1.0 mm Hg to meet 8-hour ozone RACT. All of No. 36 is approved with the exception of Section 36.2.2 which the state did not submit as part of the SIP revision.
[See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2011-0118 at www.regulations.gov] Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 37 (PDF) (15 pp, 132 K) Rhode Island's Low Emission Vehicle Program. 12/07/1999 03/09/2000
65 FR 12476.
Includes National LEV as a compliance alternative.
Air Pollution Control Regulation 38 (PDF) (28 pp, 275 K) Nitrogen Oxides Allowance Program. 06/10/1998 06/02/1999
64 FR 29567.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 41 (PDF) (77 pp, 309 K) NOx Budget Trading Program. 10/01/1999 12/27/2000
65 FR 81743.
 
Air Pollution Control Regulation 45 (PDF) (5 pp, 114 K) Rhode Island Diesel Engine Anti-Idling Program 07/19/2007 03/27/2008
73 FR 16203.
Limits idling for diesel on-highway and non-road engines. [See: Electronic Docket Number EPA-R01-OAR-2007-1176 at www.regulations.gov ] Click icon for EPA disclaimer. 
Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Safety and Emissions Control Regulation No. 1 (PDF) (30 pp, 216 K) Rhode Island Motor Vehicle Inspection/ Maintenance Program. 01/31/2001 02/09/2001
66 FR 9661.
Department of Administration regulations for the I/M program.

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