Automobile and Light-Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
This rule establishes standards of performance to limit emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed automobile and light duty truck surface coatings operations. These standards implement Section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), and are based on the Administrator’s determination that automobile and light-duty truck surface coating operations within assembly plants contribute significantly to air pollution, which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.
The intent is to require new, modified, and reconstructed automobile and light-duty truck surface coating operations to use the best demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering costs, non-air quality health and environmental and energy impacts. The standards will reduce VOC emissions by 4800 metric tons per year or 80 percent by 1983, compared to emission levels allowed by most states. This is based on estimates that four new assembly line surface coatings operations will be constructed by 1983.
10/11/1994 – Final Rule
12/13/1990 – Final Rule
09/29/1987 – Proposed Rule
09/09/1985 – Notice of Final Rulemaking
09/24/1984 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
02/04/1983 – Notice of Final Rulemaking
08/06/1982 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
12/24/1980 – Final Rule
10/05/1979 – Proposed Rule
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