Proposed adoption of the Federal Negative Declarations

Proposed adoption of the Federal Negative Declarations for Seven Control Techniques Guidelines Source Categories

For adoption December 20, 2016

The Federal Negative Declarations for Seven CTG Source Categories are proposed for adoption. These FNDs are different from the Negative Declarations associated with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Instead, these FNDs, once adopted by the Governing Board, will serve as official certification to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that there are no stationary sources or emitting facilities in the specified source category that are subject to the applicability threshold of a CTG located within the area designated as non-attainment for ozone within the AVAQMD. The AVAQMD has been designated nonattainment for ozone and its precursors and is required to provide regulation of major sources in a variety of categories. For these sources, USEPA requires the submission of a Federal Negative Declaration (FND) certifying that these sources are not present. The Federal Negative Declarations for 20 Source Categories was adopted by the AVAQMD on July 21, 2015. The Federal Negative Declarations for Seven CTG Source Categories must be adopted to account for seven additional source categories at the request of USEPA to cover seven categories not addressed in the previous action.

Adoption of the FNDs will satisfy the specific federal requirement described below. Their adoption does not satisfy any other state or federal requirements imposed upon the District. There are no emission reductions associated with this action no existing rules or regulations are being changed.

The Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) requires areas designated non-attainment and classified moderate and above to implement Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) for sources subject to CTG documents issued by the USEPA and for “major sources” of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) which are ozone precursors. For those source categories not represented within the AVAQMD, USEPA requires the submission of a “Negative Declaration” certifying that those sources are not present. These Federal “Negative Declarations” are revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Federal Negative Declarations for 20 Source Categories was adopted by the AVAQMD on July 21, 2015. The Federal Negative Declarations for Seven CTG Source Categoriesmust be adopted to account for seven additional source categories at the request of USEPA. These seven source categories are: Can Coating (Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources - Volume II: Surface Coating of Cans, Coils, Paper, Fabrics, Automobiles, and Light-Duty Trucks (EPA-450/2-77-008, 05/1977)); Drum Coating (Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings (EPA-453/R-08-003, 09/2008)); Flat Wood Paneling Coating (Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources - Volume VII: Factory Surface Coating of Flat Wood Paneling (EPA-450/2-78-032, 06/1978)); Pleasure Craft Coating (Control Techniques Guidelines for Miscellaneous Metal and Plastic Parts Coatings (EPA-453/R-08-003, 09/2008)); Large Petroleum Dry Cleaning (Control of Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Large Petroleum Dry Cleaners (EPA-450/3082-009, 09/1982)); Metal Furniture Coating (Control of Volatile Organic Emissions from Existing Stationary Sources - Volume III: Surface Coating of Metal Furniture (EPA-450/2-77-032, 12/1977), and Control Techniques Guidelines for Metal Furniture Coating (EPA-453/R-07-005, 09/2007)); and Tank Truck Gasoline Loading Terminals (Control of Hydrocarbons from Tank Truck Gasoline Loading Terminals (EPA-450/2-77-026, 10/1977)).