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U.S. EPA Approves Pennsylvania’s VOC Control SIP Revisions

Posted: June 29th, 2015

Author: All4 Staff 

On June 25, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) approved a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision originally submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) on August 27, 2014. The SIP revision proposed to add regulations to the Pennsylvania SIP which reflect U.S. EPA Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs) for the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the following source categories:

  • Flexible package printing (sources subject to 25 Pa. Code §129.67a)
  • Offset lithographic printing and letterpress printing (sources subject to 25 Pa. Code §129.67b)
  • Adhesives, sealants, primers, and solvents (sources subject to 25 Pa. Code §§129.77 and 130.703)

The SIP revisions also impact 25 Pa. Code §121.1 – Definitions and 25 Pa. Code §129.51 – General Provisions. The revisions impact the above listed portions of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 129 – Standards for Sources and meet the requirement to adopt Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources covered by U.S. EPA’s CTG.  This final rule is effective on July 27, 2015.


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