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Controlling VOC Emissions from Industrial Cleaning Solvents

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

Areas Affected

  • Dallas-Fort Worth (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise Counties)
  • Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties)

Rule Citation

30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter E, Division 6

Description of Rules

  • Reduce VOC emissions from solvent cleaning operations that are not regulated by the degreasing process rules in 30 TAC Chapter 115, Subchapter E, Division 1.
  • Limit the VOC content of cleaning solutions.
  • Require specific work practices.
  • Include testing, monitoring, and recordkeeping requirements.

Rule History

The Chapter 115 rule history for industrial cleaning solvents 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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