Environment Committee Alert
March 9, 2009
DEC Proposed Rule Changes
- DEC is preparing to propose a rule which would limit emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from commercial and industrial adhesives, sealants and primers.
The proposed rule is based on a model rule which was developed by the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) as part of a regional effort to attain and maintain the eight-hour ground-level ozone standard and reduce eight-hour ozone levels.
The anticipated effective date for this rule is January 1, 2010.
This proposed rule would amend 6 NYCRR Part 228.
- The Department intends to revise 6 NYCRR Subpart 202-2 “Emission Statements” to require the reporting of the six Greenhouse Gases (GHGs); Methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), as well as other minor edits to update Subpart 202-1.