Printing operations (including, but not limited to, screen printers,
ink-jet printers, presses using electron beam or ultraviolet light curing,
and labeling operations) and supporting equipment (including, but not limited
to, corona treaters, curing lamps, preparation, and cleaning equipment) which
directly supports the printing operation are permitted by rule, provided that
all the following conditions of this section are satisfied.
(1) The uncontrolled emission of volatile organic compounds
(VOC) and solvents (including, but not limited to, those used for printing,
cleanup, or makeup) shall not exceed the following rates:
(A) 15 tons per year (tpy) for any single printing operation
proposed to be covered by this section; and
(B) 25 tpy for all printing operations on the property covered
by permits by rule.
(2) Facilities which release ten tpy or more of VOC
emissions from all printing operations permitted by rule at the site must
register with the commission using Form PI-7.
(3) Copying and duplicating equipment employing the xerographic
method are exempt from paragraphs (4) - (6) of this section.
(4) Printing presses covered by this section shall not
utilize heat set, thermo set, or oven-dried inks. Heated air may be used to
shorten drying time, provided the temperature does not exceed 194 degrees
Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius).
(5) Records of ink and solvent usage shall be kept in
sufficient detail to show compliance with paragraph (1) of this section and
shall be maintained for a two-year rolling retention period.
(6) Screen printing operations requiring temperatures
greater that 194 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius) to set the ink are
exempt from paragraph (4) of this section.
(7) Facilities located in ozone nonattainment areas shall
meet the requirements of Chapter 115, Subchapters B and E of this title (relating
to General Volatile Organic Compound Sources and Solvent- Using Processes).
Source Note: The provisions of this §106.418 adopted to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2439; amended to be effective July 8, 1998, 23 TexReg 6966; amended to be effective September 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 8653