On January 9, 2008, the EPA finalized a federal area source standard applicable to new and existing area source paint stripping operations, as well as, miscellaneous surface coating operations. This standard is found at 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH.
Due to the size and complexity of this federal standard and the broad spectrum of affected sources, most of which are small businesses, Delaware has decided to separate the federal rule into three individual regulatory development actions under Regulation 1138.
Air Quality Management has determined that this three-rule approach will greatly simplify the regulatory requirements and will more clearly bring together the applicable requirements for each of the three types of operations affected by the federal rule. We believe this approach will lead to a better understanding of the requirements by the public, the affected businesses and Air Quality Management personnel that will be implementing these new rules through air permits and related compliance assurance activities.
These three Delaware rules, once fully adopted, will be no less stringent than the national emission standard the EPA finalized under 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH.
The federal standard will be adopted into Regulation 1138 under the following three separate actions:
| Section 13
||Paint stripping operations that use methylene chloride
||Start Action Notice, 2009-8, was approved and rule development is underway. |
| Section 14
||Surface coating operations of miscellaneous parts or products
||Start Action Notice, 2009-9, was approved and rule development is underway.|
To follow the development process of above actions, click on the individual "Section" links.
Last revised: 1/12/10