San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rule Development: Amendments to Rule 4684 (Polyester Resin Operation)

Summary

SCH Number
2011068171
Lead Agency
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Document Title
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rule Development: Amendments to Rule 4684 (Polyester Resin Operation)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This is a rule development project to amend existing District Rule 4684 (Polyester Resin Operations) to correct the rule deficiencies as recommended in the Technical Support Document (TSD) published by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in May 2009. The proposed amendments would lower emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from polyester resin operations used in non-boat manufacturing operations. The limits and VOC control system would be as stringent as other California air districts to fulfill Reasonable Achieved Control Technology (RACT) requirements. As part of these amendments, new rule definitions would be added to clarify and support the monomer content limit changes. Other amendments are clerical in nature.

Contact Information
Cherie Clark
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
1990 E. Gettysburg Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726

559 230 6000

Location

Cities
San Joaquin
Counties
San Joaquin Merced Madera Kings Kern Fresno
Other Location Info
All cities within the San Joanquin Valley Air Basin (SJVAB)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
S:15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
General Exemption The project is an amendment to existing District Rule 4684 (Polyester Resin Operations). The proposed amendments would lower emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from polyester resin operations used in non-boat manufacturing operations. As discussed in the Staff Report, incorporated herein by reference, there are no foreseeable changes in operating practices resulting from implementation of these changes that would impact environmental resources, other than air quality. Reducing VOC emissions have a positive impact on air quality, therefore District staff concludes that there is no substantial evidence in the whole record before the District that the proposed amendments to Rule 4684 would cause any adverse effects on the environment. The District finds that the project is exempt per the general rule that CEQA applies only to project which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment (CCR S 15061(b)(3)).
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