The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Area Sources under 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH (6H)
applies to operations involving paint stripping and miscellaneous surface coating operations. The 6H rule applies to any of the following activities:
- Paint stripping using paint stripper containing methylene chloride
- Spary applications of coatings to metal or plastic substrates with coatings containing compounds of chromium, lead, maganese, nickel, or cadmium.
To help reduce air toxics and protect employee health, EPA created a Collision Repair Campaign
and even produced a free 19-minute training video
starring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon to inform small shop owners about the paint stripping rule, worker protection, and best practices.
For Pennsylvania small businesses in the automotive industry sector, be sure to check out EMAP’s information on Air Permitting
and Surface Coating Operations