Controlling VOC Emissions from Industrial Adhesives
Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from industrial adhesives. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.
- Dallas–Fort Worth area (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties)
- Houston-Galveston-Brazoria area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties)
Description of Rules
- Limit the VOC content of adhesives and adhesive primers used by manufacturers during specific processes.
- Require specific work practices.
- Specify approved application systems.
- Include testing, monitoring, and record-keeping requirements.
The Chapter 115 rule history for industrial adhesives discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.
- Resources for small businesses and local governments
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards
- EPA test methods
- The Chapter 115 Stakeholder Group helps the agency with air quality issues
- The Control Techniques Guidelines Stakeholder Group helps the agency with air quality issues related to recommendations in the EPA’s Control Techniques Guidelines for controlling emissions in the state’s nonattainment areas.
- State plan to meet the national ozone standard
- Air permitting and registration
- Tax relief for pollution-control property
- Point source emissions inventory
- These rules are based on the EPA’s recommendations in its 2008 Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Industrial Adhesives (EPA 453/R-08-005) (PDF)
- The Industrial Cleaning Solvents and Adhesives Inventory Research Final Report (PDF) was used in the development of these rules.