Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations Area Source (Autobody Shop Rule)
On January 9, 2008, EPA issued a rule that regulates operations related to the Paint Stripping, Miscellaneous Surface Coating, and Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Operations Area Source category. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is committed to reduce emissions and to regulate facilities subject to the Paint Stripping, Miscellaneous Surface Coating, and Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Operations Area Source Rule.
The Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations- Subpart HHHHHH, commonly called the Autobody Shop Rule, includes three operation categories: Motor Vehicles and Mobile Equipment Operations, Spray-Surface Coating Operations, and Paint Stripping Operations.
To determine which operation applies to your facility, or if you are a technical or vocational school, please click on the links below for more information.
If you are a small business owner or operator, please contact theSmall Business Environmental Assistance Program(1-877-623-6748) for additional information. If you are a facility operating with an environmental permit or you have plans to build a new facility, please contact the NCDAQ Regional office closest to you.