California's AB 2588 Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program helps identify facilities that emit toxic air contaminants and pose a public health risk. After high-risk facilities are identified, they must take actions to reduce their risk to acceptable levels.
Thermal-spraying operations in California are not expected to be found to be "high-risk" after complying with the ATCM. In addition, the ATCM already requires submittal of a baseline emission inventory, which satisfies AB 2588 reporting requirements. Therefore, it is not expected that thermal-spraying operations would be subject to additional requirements as a result of the proposed changes to the AB 2588 Program.
For additional information on the proposed changes to AB 2588, please refer to the following websites: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ab2588/whatsnew.htm or http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/hotspot06/hotspot06.htm.
For information on the Thermal Spraying ATCM, please contact Monique Davis at (916) 324-8182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.