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Free NESHAP 6H certification offer through designated paint suppliers

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 09:00
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In appreciation of regulatory data exchange with prominent paint suppliers, GRC-Pirk Management will provide complimentary certification for FinishMaster, AkzoNobel, Sherwin Williams and BASF jobbers and shop owners to comply with EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP, SUBPART HHHHHH) and Greenhouse Gas disclosure (CO2 & NOx emissions) under the Clean Air Act.

Bill Kernahan, President of Bonding Solutions commented, “We are honored to provide this service via our authorized agents, compliments of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, to e-commerce connected Jobbers and their customers, so they can attain the necessary NESHAP 6H compliance and Carbon Footprint disclosure requirements prior to the March 1st deadline.

March 1, 2016 will mark the first 5-year recertification deadline for automotive paint stripping and surface coating shop owners since the initial compliance date of January 10, 2011. To assist the more than 30,000 collision repair facilities subject to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paint stripping and spray coating laws, the Government has posted an online NESHAP 6H Example Form where shop owners can download a sample certification from the EPA Technology Transfer Network (TTN) website.

Steven Schillinger, Administrator of the Green Garage Challenge stated, “Many collision shop operators and even some regulatory inspectors are confused about the obligations regarding painter training and paint product documentation required under the Code of Federal Regulations NESHAP 6H law published January 10, 2006. Most shop owners have either forgotten or were never informed that a five-year refresher training statute for painters and/or product conversion requires an amendment to their initial EPA notification and paint booth permit to operate.”

The EPA recently alerted all 10 EPA Regional offices to begin enforcing the NESHAP 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH (see 40 CFR § 63.11173(f)-(g)) 5-year refresher training law. All collision shops in the United States are obligated to meet this law no later than March 1, 2016 or be subject to a fine of up to $35,000 per day.

About Bonding Solutions: Bonding Solutions is a master distributor for Pliogrip® by Valvoline, an efficiency product for the collision repair industry, Like90, an overspray protection for paint spray booth surfaces, and Energy Star® certified equipment accredited under the program.

About PACE: - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a means of financing equipment upgrades for energy reduction and pollution prevention in buildings. PACE financing is used for equipment to reduce building CO2, VOC, NOx, HAPs, etc., emissions. Property tax assessments are used to allow property owners to begin saving on energy costs to pay for equipment upgrades and emissions reduction. 


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