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40 CFR 63.11169 to 63.11180 - Subpart HHHHHH

Target hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): Methylene Chloride and pigments containing Chromium, Lead, Manganese, Nickel and Cadmium

Area Source forms must be submitted to:

U.S. EPA Region 5
Air Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Branch
AE-17J
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

Courtesy copies may be sent to:

Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Air Quality
Compliance and Enforcement Branch
100 North Senate Avenue
MC61-53, IGCN 1003
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251

Submit to: U.S. EPA Region 5
Air Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Branch
AE-17J
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

In January of 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized regulations that affect paint stripping and spray coating operations. The following operations are affected by this regulation:

  • Paint Stripping using materials containing Methylene Chloride;
  • Autobody Refinishing including mobile equipment; and,
  • Spray coating of metal and/or plastic parts or products that are not automobiles or mobile equipment.

Owners or operators may petition U.S. EPA for exemption from this regulation if none of the coatings contain any of the target HAPs listed above. The petition must be submitted to and approved by U.S. EPA.

For assistance with this regulation, please contact The IDEM Compliance and Technical Assistance Section at (800) 988-7901 or (317) 232-8172 or via email at "ctap at idem.IN.gov".

For more information on the specific regulatory requirements:
Information required by U.S. EPA for the initial notification and petition for exemption may be found in the following sample forms: