of this rule is as follows:
(a) This rule
applies to all facilities in Davidson, Rutherford, Shelby, Sumner, Williamson,
or Wilson County which contains any source which is subject to standards and
requirements in Rules 1200-03-18-.11 through .21 and .24 through .79 of this
chapter other than only those requirements for demonstration of exemption or
for maintenance of records to document exemption is achieved, for example, a
threshold of material use or VOC emission per unit of time has not been
This rule does not
1. Any VOC or material containing
VOC emitted in compliance with any other VOC standard under this
2. Waste paint (sludge)
handling systems, water treatment systems, and other similar operations at
coating and printing facilities using complying coatings and/or inks;
3. Sources for which the
applicable requirements in Rules 1200-03-18-.11 through .21 and .24 through .79
are only for demonstration of exemption or for maintenance of records to
document exemption is achieved, for example, a threshold of material use or VOC
emission per unit of time has not been exceeded.
(2) "Minimum reasonably attainable
emissions" is the minimum quantity of VOC's which is emitted when utilizing all
reasonable techniques for controlling evaporation during handling of materials
for storage and disposal. Prevention of any evaporation of VOC's from storage
and disposal techniques is considered minimum reasonably attainable.
Standards as follow apply:
(a) No owner or operator of a source subject
to this rule may cause, allow, or permit the disposal of more than 5 kilograms
(kg) (11 pounds [lb]) of any volatile organic compound (VOC), or of any
materials containing more than 5 kg (11 lb) of any VOC's, in any 1 day in a
manner that would permit the evaporation from the facility of that VOC into the
ambient air in excess of the minimum reasonably attainable.
(b) No owner or operator of a source subject
to this rule shall use open containers for the storage or disposal of materials
impregnated with VOC's that are used for surface preparation, cleanup, coating
removal, or facility or equipment cleaning or maintenance.
(c) No owner or operator of a source subject
to this rule shall store in open containers spent or fresh VOC to be used for
surface preparation, cleanup, coating removal, or facility or equipment
cleaning or maintenance except as otherwise provided for in this rule, such as
in Subparagraph (d) of this paragraph.
(d) No owner or operator of a source subject
to this rule shall use VOC for the cleanup of tools and process equipment, such
as spray equipment, unless equipment is used to collect the cleaning compounds
and to reasonably minimize their evaporation to the atmosphere.
(e) The owner or operator of a source subject
to this rule and utilizing all reasonable techniques for controlling
evaporation during handling, storage, use, and disposal of materials shall be
considered to have achieved the minimum reasonably attainable VOC emissions
required in Subparagraph (a) of this paragraph and to have reasonably minimized
VOC emissions as required in Subparagraph (d) of this paragraph. Of course,
prevention of any evaporation of VOC's from handling, storage, use, and
disposal shall be considered achievement of minimum reasonably attainable and
to reasonably minimize emissions. Such prevention of any evaporation shall be
accepted as a method of achieving compliance with the requirements of
Subparagraph (a) and (d) of this paragraph.
(6) By July 1, 1996, the owner or operator of
an existing source as of August 11, 1996, and subject to this rule shall submit
to the Technical Secretary a plan acceptable to the Technical Secretary
specifying the methods that will be implemented to achieve compliance with the
requirements of Subparagraph (3)(a) and (d) of this rule, along with details of
records to be kept demonstrating compliance is maintained.
With respect to compliance certification,
initiation of recordkeeping and reporting, and completion of control system
compliance testing of a source, the owner or operator of that source shall
comply with the requirements of Rule
of this chapter,
except that the applicable date for initial compliance and certification and
performance testing shall be November 15, 1996 rather than April 22, 1994.
Records demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Paragraph (3) of this
rule shall be maintained for a minimum of 3 years and shall be made available
to the Technical Secretary upon request.
With respect to petitioning for a
source-specific compliance schedule according to and as provided for in Rule
of this chapter,
the owner or operator of an existing source as of August 11, 1996, shall insure
the petition is received by the Technical Secretary no later than July 1 1996,
rather than October 22, 1993.
For any source which is subject to any Rule
through .21 or
.24 through .79 of this chapter and which handles, stores, uses, or disposes of
volatile organic compounds, the standards and requirements of that rule with
respect to handling, storage, use, or disposal shall take precedence over
standards and requirements in this Rule
with respect to
handling, storage, use, and disposal.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
July 10, 1979; effective July 10, 1979. Amendment filed April 23, 1992;
effective June 7, 1992. Repeal and new rule filed March 8, 1993; effective
April 22, 1993. Amendment filed May 31, 1996; effective August 11, 1996.
Amendment filed May 16, 1997; effective July 30,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202 et seq. and