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

Which EPA Guideines and Standards apply to your operations?

Painting and solvent cleaning processes are regulated by federal rules that are implemented by state agencies. These regulations limit emissions from operations, such as those coating metal furniture, miscellaneous metal parts, plastic parts, autos, trucks, boats and large appliances. Coating facilities affected by these regulations need to obtain permits, control and monitor air emissions, and submit reports. ,

Of particular importance to coating operations are several types of federal standards that are referred to as:

The boxes below list a range of common industrial operations. Check all that apply:

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