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Initial Notification, Compliance Certification, and Notification of Changes

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
Paint Stripping and Misc. Surface Coating Operations  
40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH

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Please review the attached instructions before completing this form. Please print or type all information.  Items marked with an * are required for all submittals.

Part A: General Information
A.1: Company Information
A.2: Owner Information
A.3: Operator Information
A.4: Certifying Official Information
A.5: Records Location Information
Part B: Initial Notification
B.1: Identification of Regulatory Standard
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B.2: New or Existing Source
B.3: Paint Stripping Operations
B.4: Surface Coating Operations
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Part C: Compliance Certification
C.1: Compliance Certification for Methylene Chloride Paint Stripping
If you answer "No," go to C.2
If you use paint strippers containing methylene chloride, you must meet the following requirements to minimize emissions of methylene chloride:
  • Evaluate each application to ensure paint stripping is necessary.
  • If paint stripping is necessary, ensure there are no alternative methods or chemicals that can be used.
  • Limit evaporation of paint strippers containing methylene chloride.
  • Optimize application conditions to reduce evaporation (i.e., if heated, keep heat as low as possible).
  • Practice proper storage and disposal of paint strippers.
If you use more than one (1) ton of methylene chloride annually, you must do the following: 
  • Implement the requirements above. 
  • Maintain records on site at all times of annual usage of paint strippers containing methylene chloride. 
  • Develop and implement a written methylene chloride minimization plan. The plan must be kept on site. 
  • Post a placard or sign outlining the methylene chloride minimization plan in each area where the paint stripping occurs. 
Source Type Compliance Date
New Source (startup after 9/17/2007) Date of startup
Existing Source (startup on or before 9/17/2007) 1/10/2011
C.2: Compliance Certification for Surface Coating

If you answer “no” to both questions above, go to Part D.

If you answer “yes” to either of the questions above, you must meet the following requirements:

  • All spray equipment operators must be trained in proper application of surface coatings.
  • All spray-applied coatings must be applied with high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray guns or equivalent.
  • All spray guns must be cleaned using non-atomizing methods.
  • Spray-applied coatings are to be applied in a prep station or spray booth that has:
    • Negative pressure ventilation,
    • 98 percent efficient filters, and
    • A full roof and three to four side walls depending on what will be painted.
  • Records demonstrating compliance must be kept on site.
Source Type Compliance Date
New Source (startup after 9/17/2007) Date of startup
Existing Source (startup on or before 9/17/2007) 1/10/2011
Part D: Change in Compliance Status

If you have indicated that your source is not currently in compliance or if you are reporting a change from the previous calendar year, please provide an explanation of the non-compliance or changes. Describe any corrective actions being taken to achieve compliance (attach a separate sheet if necessary). 

If you have not had a change in compliance status, go to Part E.

Part E: Compliance Verification Statement
I certify the truth, accuracy, and completeness of the information being submitted. The source has complied with all the relevant standards of 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH.