Letters have been sent across Florida requesting businesses notify the EPA of their compliance status with NESHAP Rule 6H. This is a 2011 Rule, so it is not new. What is the NESHAP 6H Rule?

The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Subpart HHHHHH (6H) is the EPA’s regulation regarding paint stripping, plastic parts and products, and auto body refinishing paint as sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAPS) that are a public health risk.

This rule is typically enforced directly by the EPA, meaning penalties will be based on the Federal Clean Air Act penalty policy, which is among the most severe in potential fines. This can quickly escalate into 6-7 figure penalties. How Do You Stay Compliant?

Check your compliance status, including whether:
  • You have a management plan
  • All of your employees are trained
  • Documentation for any applicable spray booth, filter efficiency, HVLP spray gun, or painter training certification about 6H regulations should be kept on site.
If you have lot vendors with spray operations (think minor touch-ups or bumper repair), they must also comply with the regulations.
Source (KPA)