Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 36 - Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning

250-RICR-120-05-36 PROPOSED RULE

Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 120 Air Resources
Subchapter 05 Air Pollution Control
Part 36 Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 36 - Control of Emissions from Organic Solvent Cleaning
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 10/30/2018
Public Comment Dates 10/30/2018 to 11/30/2018

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-17.1-2(19)
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-23
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-35

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this regulation is to limit volatile organic compound emissions from solvent cleaning operations. The regulation is being amended to incorporate requirements for industrial cleaning solvents used at facilities whose emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from industrial cleaning operations are greater than 2.7 tons in any twelve-month period.  The rule exempts cleaning activities associated with several source categories already regulated in existing air pollution control regulations. The amendments include work practice requirements, limitations on the VOC content of solvents used for industrial solvent cleaning and recordkeeping requirements. The Department is proposing to eliminate portions of the regulation that no longer apply. Additionally, the regulation has been updated to current RI Code of Regulations (RICR) format which required the addition of an incorporated materials section.

Although R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-­35-­2.8, require that an oral hearing be granted if requested by twenty­-five (25) persons, by an agency or by an association having at least twenty-­five (25) members, an oral hearing will be granted if requested by one (1) or more persons during the public comment period.


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