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Clean Air Act Guidelines and Standards for Solvent Use and Surface Coating Industry

Various US EPA air emissions regulations and guidelines affect the solvent use and surface coating industry. The following are types of rules existing for stationary sources:

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants – NESHAP

New Source Performance Standards – NSPS

Control Techniques Guidelines - CTG

Alternative Control Techniques – ACT

National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards – 183(e) VOC Rule

The corresponding air pollution regulations for the solvent use and surface coating industry can be found here.

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