Paints and Allied Products Manufacturing: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Area Sources

Rule Summary

Paints and allied products manufacturing operations include the production of paints, inks, adhesives, stains, varnishes, shellacs, putties, sealers, caulks, and other coatings from raw materials, the intended use of which is to leave a dried film of solid material on a substrate.

This rule applies to new or existing paints and allied products manufacturing operations which are area sources of one of the target hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and that process, use, or generate materials containing one or more of the following target HAP: Benzene, methylene chloride, and compounds of cadmium, chromium, lead, and nickel.

See the regulations below for more details.

Rule History

06/03/2010 – Direct Final Rule

03/05/2010 – Final Rule; Technical Correction

12/03/2009 – Final Rule

06/01/2009 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

Fact Sheet: Final Rule to Reduce Air Toxics Emissions from Area Source Paints and Allied Products Manufacturing Facilities

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.


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.