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The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) will be holding a public workshop on Friday, June 19, 2015 to discuss proposed amendments to Rule 11 and Rule 66.1. The updates will help to improve rule language clarity and maintain consistency across all SDAPCD rules.

Rule 11 details exemptions from SDAPCD Rule 10 permitting requirements. The proposed changes will add new exemptions to Rule 11 and revise several existing exemptions. Proposed new exemptions include welding equipment, coating operations used for student theatrical productions, and solvent wipe cleaning operations for quality control or quality assurance. The district will also hold a public workshop regarding proposed changes to Rule 66.1, Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations and Other Processes Emitting Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). This is a "catch all" rule to control VOC emissions from sources not covered by other rules. SDAPCD is proposing to increase the Rule 66.1 usage exemption for solvent cleaning from 20 gallons to 550 gallons per year. The amended rule will also include additional operational categories with specific corresponding VOC limits.

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