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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.
Open Burning is generally prohibited in Indiana with a few exceptions. These exceptions are described in 326 IAC 4-1-3 and include, but are not limited to, fire training, prescribed burns to facilitate the growth of desirable vegetation, the disposal of clean wood waste, and the use of air curtain destructors. Even if the material being burned is an exception, burning is never advised as smoke can be harmful to human health and the health of the environment. There are better ways to get rid of your waste. Some methods include composting, mulching, recycling, donating, and properly disposing of waste. The burning of wood scraps resulting from a business process is strictly prohibited, but there are other options to properly dispose of this waste.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) now offers an informative Stationary Engine Requirements webpage assisting owners and operators of stationary engines to determine whether or not the engine requires an air permit or is compliant with the federal rules for reciprocating internal combustion engines located at 40 CFR 63 Subpart ZZZZ, the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. Stationary engines are typically found at manufacturing, agricultural, municipal utilities, hospitals, retail centers, schools, and other types of businesses.