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Proposed Part 226, Solvent [Metal] Cleaning Processes and Industrial Cleaning Solvents

The Department of Environmental Conservation is revising 6 NYCRR Part 226 'Solvent Metal Cleaning Processes' and attendant changes to Part 201. This regulation currently applies to the cleaning of metal by specific cleaning processes using various types of solvents and cleaning equipment (like sinks or washing machines) The revision to this rule lowers the volatile organic compound (VOC) content limit of a particular type of cleaning process called 'cold cleaning'. It also eliminates the distinction that the rule only applies to the cleaning of metal. The existing Part 226 will be re-designated Subpart 226-1, to accommodate the addition of a new rule, Subpart 226-2 'Industrial Cleaning Solvents'. This new regulation establishes VOC content limits for cleaning solvents used in operations not covered by other regulations. The purpose of this rulemaking is to reduce the emissions of VOCs to the atmosphere from current cleaning processes and by adding regulatory limits to solvent cleaning operations not currently regulated.

Comment period closed.

Written comments will be accepted through 5:00 pm May 29, 2019 and should be directed to:

John Henkes, P.E.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3255
Phone: (518) 402-8396

Hearings for the proposed rule and attendant revisions to existing rules described above will be held as follows and are scheduled in places that are reasonably accessible to persons with impaired mobility:

Date: 5/22/2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, 6274 Avon-Lima Road (Rtes. 5 and 20), Conference Room, Avon, NY 14414-9516

Date: 5/24/2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Public Assembly Room 129A/B, Albany, NY 12233

NYS DEC will provide interpreter services for deaf persons at no charge. Written requests for interpreter services are required and should be submitted by May 15, 2019, to: Richard McAuley, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-3250, Phone: (518) 402-8438, E-mail:

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