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WAC 173-490-208

Aerospace assembly and component coating operations.

(1) Specific applicability. This section shall apply to all aerospace component coating facilities that emit an annual average of eighteen kilograms (forty pounds) or more of VOCs per operating day and as qualified in WAC 173-490-025.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow:
(a) The application of any primer or topcoat to aerospace components which contains in excess of:
(i) 650 grams of VOC per liter of primer, less water, as applied.
(ii) 600 grams of VOC per liter of topcoat, less water, as applied.
(b) The application of any temporary protective coating to aerospace components that contains more than 250 grams of VOC per liter of material, less water, as applied.
(c) The use of VOCs of composite vapor pressure of 10.4 kPa (1.5 psia) or greater at a temperature of 21.1°C (70°F) for surface preparation or cleanup, excluding paint removal.
(d) The use of VOCs for the cleanup of spray equipment used in aerospace component coating operations unless 85 percent of the VOCs by weight, are collected and disposed so that they are not emitted to the atmosphere.
(e) The use of a stripper which contains more than 400 grams of VOC per liter or has a composite vapor pressure of VOCs more than 1.3 kPa (0.19 psia) at 21.1°C (70°F).
(3) The emission limits of paragraph (2) shall be achieved by:
(a) The application of reasonably available low solvent coating technology;
(b) A vapor collection and disposal system; or
(c) An equivalent method of VOC reduction certified by the owner(s) or operator(s) and approved by ecology.
(4) The provisions of WAC 173-490-208 (2)(a) and (2)(b) shall not apply to the following materials:
(a) Coatings for masking in chemical etching operations,
(b) Adhesive bonding primer,
(c) Flight test coatings,
(d) Space vehicle coatings, or
(e) Fuel tank coatings.
(5) Upon the submission of an alternative coating evaluation, ecology may determine that a reasonably available low solvent coating does exist for a given application and may exempt the coating from requirements of WAC 173-490-208. All alternative coating evaluations shall contain, as a minimum:
(a) Types of products to be coated,
(b) Types of coatings evaluated,
(c) Results of performance tests,
(d) Status of research into development of low VOC coatings for the application,
(e) Feasibility of installing control equipment,
(f) Mitigating measures that could be implemented to reduce VOC emissions.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.94 RCW. WSR 91-05-064 (Order 90-06), § 173-490-208, filed 2/19/91, effective 3/22/91. Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.94 and 43.21A RCW. WSR 82-16-021 (Order DE 82-22), § 173-490-208, filed 7/27/82.]
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