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Rule and Implementation Information for the Wood Building Products Surface Coating NESHAP


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Rule Information

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

Subpart QQQQ - National Emission Standards for Wood Building Products Surface Coating Operations

Date Citation Action Description File Download
05/28/2003 68 FR 31746 Rules/Regulations Original Promulgation
06/21/02 67 FR 42399 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

1/03 Wood Building Products Background Information for Promulgated Standards (EPA 453/R-03-003)  
7/02 Wood Building Products Floor Facility Key
5/01 Wood Building Products Background Information for Proposed Standards (EPA 453/R-00-003)


Questions and Answers

8/30/04 QA Document (34 QAs)


FACT Sheets

2/03 FACT SHEET - Technical - Final Rule
5/02 FACT SHEET - Technical - Proposed Rule


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Implementation Information

Source Identification and Location Information

2/2001 Industry Profile for the Wood Building Products NESHAP
  Potentially Affected Source List for Wood Building Products [Not for Regulatory Use]  
  Potentially Affected Source Totals by State [Map]
9/20/96 Source Identification Procedures for Sources Subject to Regulations under Section 111(d) of the CAA as Amended in 1990 [Enabling Document, Scanned Version]



Air Toxics Now Broadcast, March 24, 2004 had segment on Subpart QQQQ. To see the 6 minute video, go to the EPA Air Pollution Institute Streaming Video Website at https://www.epa.gov/apti/broadcast.html

Implementation Tools

1/05   Applicability Flowchart  
1/05   Applicability Statement (SIC/NAIS Codes)  
1/05   Overview Brochure (2 pgs)  
1/05   Compliance Timeline  
1/05   Summary of Final Rule  
1/05   Compliance Options  
1/05   Equations  
1/05   General Provisions Table  
1/05   Example Initial Notification  
1/05   Example Notification of Compliance Status (NOCS)  
1/05  Example Notification of Performance Test  
1/05  Example Semiannual Compliance Report  


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, the 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

Applicability Determination Index (ADI).  The ADI is maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) and provides a data base of memoranda dealing with applicability issues.  The database is searchable by Subpart.

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.

Trade Associations

Wood Building Trade Associations    


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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