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SIP Revision 6 NYCRR Part 226, Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents

The following is the content of a letter and associated attachments sent to the Regional Administrator at the USEPA, Peter Lopez. The letter was signed on November 5, 2019 by J. Jared Snyder, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Climate, Air & Energy.

On behalf of the Governor of the State of New York, I am submitting for approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) to incorporate revisions to Title 6 of New York Code, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Parts 226 and 201.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revised 6 NYCRR Part 226, "Solvent Metal Cleaning Processes" and 6 NYCRR Part 201, "Permits and Registrations." The changes to Part 226, and attendant revisions to Part 201, incorporate the control technique guidelines for industrial cleaning solvents issued by EPA in September 2006 (EPA 453/R-06-001) and suggested changes made by the Ozone Transport Commission's model rule for solvent degreasing issued in 2012. Part 226 is now "Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents."

A public review process was held for the revisions referenced above. On March 20, 2019 a "Public Notice - Notice of Proposed Rule Making" was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB) and a "Proposed Rule Making - Hearing(s) Scheduled" was published in the New York State Register (State Register). Legislative public hearings on the rule revisions and their subsequent submittal as a SIP revision were held on May 22, 2019 in Avon, New York and on May 24, 2019 in Albany, New York. Public comments were accepted through May 29, 2019.

The following documents are enclosed* with this SIP revision:

1. Express Terms for 6 NYCRR Part 226, "Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents" and 6 NYCRR Part 201, "Permits and Registrations" as proposed on March 20, 2019;
2. "Notice of Proposed Rule Making" as published in the ENB and "Proposed Rule Making - Hearing(s) Scheduled" as published in the State Register on March 20, 2019;
3. "Notice of Public Hearing" as published in newspapers statewide;
4. Transcripts for the public hearings held on May 22, 2019 in Avon, New York and on May 24, 2019 in Albany, New York;
5. "Assessment of Public Comments" for all comments received by May 29, 2019;
6. "Certificate of Adoption" dated October 1, 2019 for 6 NYCRR Part 226, "Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents" and 6 NYCRR Part 201, "Permits and Registrations";
7. Express Terms for 6 NYCRR Part 226, "Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents" and 6 NYCRR Part 201, "Permits and Registrations" as adopted on October 1, 2019;
8. "Notice of Adoption" as published in the ENB and State Register on October 23, 2019.

Please call Mr. Robert Bielawa, Chief, SIP Planning at (518) 402-8396 if you have any questions regarding this SIP revision.

SIP Revision 6 NYCRR Part 226, Solvent Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents (PDF)


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