Rule 466 (Solvent Cleaning)

Summary

SCH Number
2010108239
Lead Agency
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Rule 466 (Solvent Cleaning)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Rule 466 sets limits on the maximum VOC content allowed for solvents used in surface preparation, product cleaning, and cleaning of equipment and tools. Rule 466 was amended in 2008 to reduce the allowable VOC content of solvents used in various cleaning applications. At the same time, a new limit was added for the VOC content of cleaning solvents used to sterilize food manufacturing equipment. Subsequent to the 2008 adoption, a food processing company presented information demonstrating that the limit was infeasible for their nut processing plant. The company uses isopropanol solution to prevent bacterial growth along the nuts processing line. There are no low VOC products currently available that can meet the sterilization standards to protect against salmonella contamination. The amendments to Rule 466 will exempt dry food processors from the VOC limit for sterilization fluids.

Contact Information
Charles Anderson
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
777 12th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 874 4831

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Other Location Info
Incorporated and Unincorporated Sacramento County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption of this rule may have a significant adverse effect on the environment.
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