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November 22, 2010
Air Quality Permit Applicability Determination Information Request
Paint Stripping and Surface Coating Operations subject to 40 CFR 63 Subpart HHHHHH
On January 9, 2008, the US EPA promulgated 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH - National Emission Standards For Hazardous Air Pollutants for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations. These standards are also called the Generally Achievable Control Technology (GACT) Standards for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations (hereafter referred to as "GACT Subpart 6H") and are applicable to area sources of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. An area source of HAP emissions means any stationary source that emits or has the potential to emit 10 tons per year or less of any HAP or 25 tons per year or less of any combination of HAPs.
GACT Subpart 6H applies to any person who owns or operates at least one of the following processes at an area source of HAP:
GACT Subpart 6H found at 40 CFR 63.11169 – 63.11180 Mecklenburg County Air Pollution Control Ordinance
GACT Subpart 6H Petition of Exemption for businesses that paint motor vehicles or mobile equipmentEPA GACT Subpart 6H BrochureEPA Collision Repair CampaignEPA GACT 6H Training Video
For questions related to GACT Subpart 6H, please contact MCAQ at 704-336-5430 and ask for a "GACT 6H Specialist."