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CTAP is your one-stop shop for environmental regulatory compliance needs. Staff with experience in all environmental programs are ready to provide technical and confidential compliance assistance on a wide array of environmental topics.
The Indiana Small Business Guide to Environmental, Safety and Health Regulations has been updated. The Guide is designed to help small businesses understand and comply with regulations applicable to the facility’s operations. It provides an overview of pertinent state laws in a format enabling businesses easy access to quick answers. By using the information in the guide, businesses can reduce their environmental impact and comply with applicable environmental safety and health regulations.
Are you familiar with the solvent(s) being utilized within your cold cleaner degreaser operation?
Starting January 1, 2015, all persons who sell or purchase solvents for use in a cold cleaner degreaser operation will be required to keep the records specified within 326 IAC 8-3-8(c) including the true vapor pressure of the solvent. (The true vapor pressure is defined as “the equilibrium pressure exerted by a petroleum liquid as determined in accordance with methods described in American Petroleum Institute Bulletin 2517, “Evaporation Loss from Floating Roof Tanks,” 1962.”) A purchasing invoice or a copy of the manufacturer’s recommendation for the solvents utilized may include most of the required records.
In addition to speaking with Compliance and Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) staff, you may also visit the newly created Degreasing Operations webpage, for information on how to comply with state and federal regulations concerning degreasing, as well as tips to consider when evaluating solvent alternatives.
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) finalized changes to the rule (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD and Subpart JJJJJJ) regulating existing and new industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers located at area and major source facilities. A major source emits or has the potential to emit more than or equal to 10 tons per year (tpy) of any single air toxic or more than or equal to 25 tpy of any combination of air toxics. An area source is a stationary source for hazardous air pollutants that is not a major source. The final rule applies to boilers located at major and area source facilities that burn coal, oil, biomass, or non-waste materials, and for major sources boilers over 10 MMBTU/hr heat input capacity that burn gaseous fuels (including but not limited to natural gas, process gas, landfill gas, hydrogen, LPG).