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Controlling VOC Emissions from Degreasing Processes

Rules in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115 for controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from degreasing. These rules are part of the State Implementation Plan strategy to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone.

Areas Affected

Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter E, Division 1 Exit the TCEQ

Description of Rules

  • Operating procedures and equipment specifications for cold solvent, vapor, and conveyorized degreasing machines.
  • Limit the VOC vapor pressure of cleaning solutions used in the degreasing machines.
  • Require testing to demonstrate compliance with the control requirements.
  • Contain monitoring and recordkeeping requirements.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for degreasing operations discusses revisions to the rules, including their proposal and adoption, the associated State Implementation Plan revision, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval.

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