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Job Impact Statement Parts 226 and 201

Nature of Impact:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) proposes to revise 6 NYCRR Parts 226, 200, and 201. The proposed changes to Part 226, and attendant revisions to Part 201, will incorporate the Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) Industrial Cleaning Solvents issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in September 2006 and the Ozone Transport Commissions (OTC) Model Rule for Solvent Degreasing issued in 2012. Federal CTGs establish Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by solvent cleaning processes. Pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Department is required to submit the Part 226 revisions to EPA for state implementation plan (SIP) review and approval. The OTC provides guidance to member states on methods of reducing VOC emissions; and has suggested changes to applicability and VOC content for solvent degreasing.

Categories and Numbers of Jobs or Employment Opportunities Affected:

The proposed revisions to Part 226 affect owners/operators of solvent cleaning processes, and those who use industrial cleaning solvents statewide. The revisions are not expected to adversely impact jobs and employment opportunities in New York State. The proposed revisions to Part 226 may affect existing facilities by requiring them to lower the VOC content and/or vapor pressure of the solvents used in their processes. This may require minimal consultation utilization to evaluate the necessity of process modifications. In such cases, jobs and employment opportunities may increase as a result.

Regions of Adverse Impact:

There are no regions of the State where the proposed revisions to Part 226 would have a disproportionate adverse impact on jobs or employment opportunities.

Minimizing Adverse Impact:

The Department is providing advance notice of these rule revisions to the regulated community so that companies have sufficient time to take the necessary steps to come into compliance with Part 226. The proposed revision also includes time for subject sources to come into compliance.

Self-Employment Opportunities:

None that the Department is aware of.

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