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Rule and Implementation Information for the Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating NESHAP

Docket ID No. OAR-2003-0178 (Docket#A-97-34)

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Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

Subpart MMMM - National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Operations

Date Citation Action Description File Download
04/26/04 69 FR 22601 Rules/Regulations National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Automobiles and Light Duty Trucks; Final Rule and Amendments to Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products NESHAP (40 CFR part 63, subpart MMMM) and the Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products NESHAP (40 CFR part 63, subpart PPPP)
01/02/04 69 FR 129 Final Rule National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products; Final Rule
8/13/02 67 FR 52799 Proposed Rule Original Proposal

NOTE:  All files are Government Printing Office (GPO) Federal Register files unless otherwise indicated.
You can also access full text of the Code of Federal Regulations at GPO e-CFR


Archived Rule Development Background Information

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Technical Information

Technical Support Document/Response to Comments

August 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Surface Coating of Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products-Summary of Public Comments and Responses on Proposed Rule [EPA-453/R-03_008]
February 2002 Miscellaneous Metal Parts and Products Surface Coating Industry Technical Support Document for Proposed Standards [EPA-453/R-02-006]


FACT Sheets

8/03 FACT SHEET - Technical - Final Rule
5/02 FACT SHEET - Technical - Proposed Rule  


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Implementation Information

Source Identification and Location Information

9/20/96 Source Identification Procedures for Sources Subject to Regulations under Section 112(d) of the CAA as Amended in 1990 [Enabling Document, Scanned Version]


Implementation Tools

NOTE: In addition to the tools below, OAQPS is currently working on overlap diagrams for this standard. Draft overlap diagrams should be available for review by March 1, 2005.

Table of Available Implementation Tools - Table provides a list of available implementation tools that have been developed and that are not otherwise identified on this webpage.

9/04   Overview Brochure (tri-fold)  
9/04   Compliance Timeline

University of Tennessee has developed several implementation tools for Subpart MMMM including: Compliance Timeline, Rule Summary, Inspection Checklist and Virtual Facility Tour.

Other Web Resources

Common Coating Page OAQPS with assistance of the Association of Industrial Metalizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), developed a Surface Coating website which provides links to documents and resources that could be useful to those subject to any one of the surface coating rules. The webpage includes a range of materials from presentation materials to technical guides to help users more readily find information pertaining to surface coating operations.

Example Notices and Reports

Example notification and report forms have been developed for sections 63.9 and 63.10 of part 63, Subpart A, General Provisions. You can find these example forms by going to the General Provisions rule page.

Although most standards reference sections 63.9 and 63.10 of the General Provisions for some or all of their notification and reporting requirements, please be aware that these General Provisions example forms are not intended to exactly match all the requirements of a specific standard. Specific standards may include or exclude General Provision requirements or can require additional information beyond Subpart A. For this reason, these example report forms developed under Subpart A should be treated as examples only and may be useful to users as a starting point for developing report forms that are facility and MACT specific.

Compliance and Enforcement Information

EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) has created several Compliance Assistance Centers that service the coating industry. Each Center address real world issues faced by a specific industry. The Centers deliver information in many forms: Internet Web sites, telephone assistance lines, fax-back systems, and e-mail discussion groups.

Environmental Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse. This innovative web site provides quick access to compliance assistance tools, contacts, and planned activities from US EPA, its partners, and other compliance assistance providers.

State Programs

The Environmental Council of the States.   Exit EPA disclaimer   The website provides state delegation information for environmental programs.


Iowa Waste Reduction Center - Since 1988, the IWRC has helped small businesses comply with federal and state environmental regulations and pollution prevention initiatives. By incorporating on-site reviews, applied research, and hands-on training into its free and confidential assistance program, the IWRC offers complete compliance assistance that small businesses can understand and apply.

Coating Alternatives Guide (CAGE). CAGE is a pollution prevention tool which provides information on low-emitting alternative coating technologies to coatings users. CAGE currently addresses alternative, low-emitting coatings for metal and plastic part coating operations, but, future versions will address alternative coatings for wood, and other substrates.

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