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Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

The source category is being renamed "flexible vinyl and urethane coating and printing." The standard implements Section 111 of the Clean Air Act and is based on the Administrator's determination that rotogravure printing and coating of flexible vinyl and urethane causes, or contributes significantly to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.

The intended effect of this standard is to require all new, modified, and reconstructed printing lines used for rotogravure printing and coating of flexible vinyl and urethane to achieve emission limitations reflecting the best demonstrated system of emission reduction, considering costs, nonair quality health, and environmental and energy impacts.

EPA estimates this rule reduces nationwide emissions of VOC by an estimated 870 tons (790 Mg), which represents a 57 percent reduction over required SIP controls (baseline).

Rule History

10/17/2000 – Final Rule; Amendments to Stationary Source Testing and Monitoring Rules

08/17/1984 – Correction to Final Rule

06/29/1984 – Final Rule

10/11/1983 – Supplemental Notice of Proposal Rule

01/18/1983 – Proposed Rule

Related Rules

Control Of Volatile Organic Emissions From Existing Stationary Sources: Graphic Arts Rotogravure and Flexography

Control Techniques Guidelines for Offset Lithographic Printing and Letterpress Printing

Alternative Control Techniques Document Offset Lithographic Printing

Control Techniques Guidelines for Flexible Package Printing

The Printing and Publishing Industry: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Publication Rotogravure Printing (Graphic Arts Industry): New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Compliance

Applicability Determination Index (ADI).  The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues.  The database is searchable by Subpart.