Benton Clean Air Agency

EPA Area Source Rules

From 2008 through 2010, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a number of area source regulations for the control of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs*).

These new area source rules that may impact businesses in Benton County. Below you will find information on the different rules, links to the rules on EPA’s website as well as notification forms.

The most recent final area source regulations that affect known facilities in Benton County are:

NEW! Area Sources Boilers


Compliance Timeline for Existing Sources:

  • March 21, 2012 - Sources subject to a tune-up work practice or management practice standard must demonstrate compliance.
  • March 21, 2014 - Sources subject to an emission limit must demonstrate compliance.
  • March 21, 2014 - Sources subject to the energy assessment requirement must complete the energy assessment.

Compliance Timeline for New Sources:

  • May 20, 2011 - Must demonstrate compliance with all requirements of the rule upon startup of the affected source.

Area Source Boiler PowerPoint, courtesy of EPA Region 10

Gasoline Distribution Bulk Terminals, Bulk Plants, and Pipeline Facilities.

Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources.

  • Please note that this rule inlcudes most AutoBody Shops.
  • Subpart HHHHHH Emission Standards for HAPs (Initial Notification due Jan. 2010 for exisiting sources, upon start-up for new sources.)
  • EPA has quite a bit of information on the new Autobody Rules, in their Collision Repair Campaign: Click here for more information.

Hospital Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers

Nine Metal Fabrication and Finishing Source Categories

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