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NESHAP Assistance Tools for Auto Body, Surface Coating, and Paint Stripping

Compliance information about NESHAP rules for auto body shops, surface coaters, and paint strippers about EPA's emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants.

On Jan. 9, 2008, the EPA published its final rule for 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH  National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources.

This rule is in addition to TCEQ rules you must follow and is effective immediately for new sources and by Jan. 10, 2011, for existing sources. A new source is defined as any source that started operation after Sept. 17, 2007.

Auto Body Shops

Surface Coaters

Note: Under this rule, spray application of coatings to any mobile equipment that may be drawn and/or driven on a roadway or any self-propelled vehicle defines you as a motor vehicle and mobile-equipment surface coater. Please see the fact sheet for Auto Body Shops.

Paint Stripping


Small Business and Local Government Assistance

TCEQ's Small Business and Local Government Assistance section offers free, confidential help to small businesses and local governments working to follow state environmental regulations. Call us at (800) 447-2827 or visit our webpage at

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