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Best Available Control Technology (BACT ) Guideline 4.7.2
Last Update: 10/15/2010


Offset Lithographic Printing - Non-heat Set Press
Pollutant Achieved in Practice or in the SIP Technologically Feasible Alternate Basic Equipment
VOCUsing materials with the following VOC contents: Inks: less than 5% VOC by weight (less water and exempt compounds) or less than 30% VOC by weight (less water and exempt compounds) for high end graphics Fountain Solutions: less than 5% by volume for coldset web offset lithographic, less than 5% by volume for sheet-fed offset lithographic with maximum sheet size greater than 11x17 inches, and less than 8% by volume for high end graphicsVOC capture and incineration; or VOC capture and carbon adsorption and using materials with the following VOC contents: - Inks:less than 5% VOC by weight (less water and exempt compounds) or less than 30% VOC by weight (less water and exempt compounds) for high end graphics - Fountain Solutions: less than 5% by volume for coldset web offset lithographics, less than 5% by volume for sheet-fed offset lithographic with maximum sheet size greater than 11x17 inches, and less than 8% by volume for high end graphics


BACT is the most stringent control technique for the emissions unit and class of source. Control techniques that are not achieved in practice or contained in s a state implementation plan must be cost effective as well as feasible. Economic analysis to demonstrate cost effectiveness is requried for all determinations that are not achieved in practice or contained in an EPA approved State Implementation Plan.

This is a Summary Page for this Class of Source. For background information, see Permit Specific BACT Determinations on Details Page.