NSPS Notebook
Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities -  Subpart VVV

Applicability: eCFR Subpart VVV [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to:
  1. Affected facilities used in polymeric coating of supporting substrates that commence construction, modification, or reconstruction after Apr 30, 1987.
Affected facilities:
  1. Coating operations;
  2. Any onsite coating mix preparation equipment used to prepare coatings.

Not subject to this subpart:
  1. Coating mix preparation equipment used to manufacture coatings at one plant for shipment to another plant for use in an affected facility, or for sale to another company for use in an affected facility;
  2. Coating mix preparation equipment or coating operations during times when they are used to prepare or apply waterborne coatings, so long as the VOC content of the coatings does not exceed 9% by weight of the volatile fraction;
  3. Web coating operations that print an image on the surface of the substrate, or any coating applied on the same printing line that applies the image.

Partial Exemptions*:
  1. Any affected facility for which the amount of VOC used is less than 95 Mg per 12-month period;
*These facilities must still comply with certain monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements per 40 CFR 60.740 (b). Please see the rule text for full details.

If VOC use exceeds the above threshold, the facility will become permanently subject to all the requirements of this subpart, regardless of any future changes in VOC use.
Known Sources in NDEE Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 9/11/89
Amendments Dates:
State Regulations: Title 129, Chapter 12, Section 001.73

Previously: Chapter 18, Section 001.39
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 60.740
Related Rules:

NSPS - 40 CFR Part 60

Subpart RR - Pressure sensitive tape and label coating
Subpart QQ - Graphic arts industry: publication rotogravure printing
Subpart FFF - Flexible vinyl and urethane coating and printing
Subpart TTT - Plastic parts for business machines coating

NESHAP - 40 CFR Part 63
Subpart KK - Printing & publishing
Subpart JJJJ - Paper & other web coating
Subpart OOOO - Printing, coating, & dyeing of fabrics & textiles
Subpart PPPP - Plastic parts and products coating
Subpart WWWW - Reinforced plastics composites mfg.
Regulations and Federal Registers: eCFR Subpart VVV [ecfr.gov]

(See attached file: VVV Fed. Reg. 1989-09-11 - Final Rule.pdf)

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152 KB VVV Fed. Reg. 1989-09-11 - Final Rule.pdf
FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries: Rule Flowchart [tceq.texas.gov]

EPA's Polymeric Coating of Supporting Substrates Facilities [epa.gov]

Other Information and Resources:
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