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Surface Coating of Metal Furniture: New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)

Rule Summary

These standards implement Section 111 of the Clean Air Act and are based on the Administrator's determination that metal furniture surface coating facilities cause, or contribute significantly to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare. The intended effect of these standards is to require all new, modified, and reconstructed metal furniture surface coating facilities to control emissions to the level achievable through use of the best demonstrated system of continuous emission reduction, considering costs, nonair quality health, and environmental and energy impacts.

These standards apply to new, modified, or reconstructed metal furniture surface coating operations for which construction was commenced after November 28, 1980.  The standards limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from each metal furniture surface coating operations consisting of application stations, flash-off areas, and curing ovens.

The standards reduce VOC emissions to approximately 19.8 tons per year (18.0 Mg/yr) for the typical plant, which is an additional 7 percent emission reduction below the Control Techniques Guideline document recommendation.

Rule History

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

12/13/1990 – Final Rule

09/29/1987 – Proposed Rule

04/30/1985 – Final Rule; revision

10/16/1984 – Proposed Revision

10/29/1982 – Final Rule

11/28/1980 – Proposed Rule

Related Rules

Control Techniques Guidelines for Metal Coatings Furniture

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Exisiting Stationary Sources: Surface Coating of Metal Furniture

Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Wood Furniture Manufaturing Operations

Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources: Control Methods for Surface-Coating Operations

Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

Surface Coating of Metal Furniture: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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.