Air Quality Compliance Outreach Newsletter Volume 4
July 2020

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Area Source Rule R307-361 – Architectural Coatings Fact Sheet


Architectural coatings are paints and other related products used for homes and buildings. The Utah Division of Air Quality, R307-361, was adopted to as part of a package of rules designed to help minimize pollution. The rule applies to any person who supplies, sells, offer to sale, applies, solicits, manufactures, or blends and repackages architectural coatings for use within Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber Counties.

Container Labeling Requirements

Provide product information on the container including the following.

  • Manufactured date or date-code.
  • Thinning recommendations.
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content.
  • Specific labeling instructions for:
    Faux finishing coatings, Industrial maintenance coatings, Rust preventative coatings, Non-flat high-gloss coatings, Specialty primers, Sealers & undercoaters, Reactive penetrating sealers, Reactive penetrating carbonate stone sealers, Stone consolidants, Wood coatings and Zinc rich

Reporting Requirements

Ensure you are following these protocols.

  • Maintain a product list, document proof of VOC content for each coating.
  • Maintain distribution and sales data.
  • Keep records on site to verify the actual VOC content of each coating.
  • Ensure records are available within 180 days, upon request.

Exemptions: The VOC limits listed are for coatings as applied (after thinning).

If a coating is recommended for use in more than one of the specialty coating categories listed, the most restrictive (lowest) VOC content limit applies. A coating that does not fit into one of the “specialty coating” categories is considered flat, nonflat, or nonflat-high gloss, as applicable, and the corresponding VOC content limit applies.

Table 1 – VOC Content Limits for Architectural Coatings

Coating Type VOC
Coating Type VOC
Coating Type VOC
Flat Coatings 50 Non-Flat Coatings 100 Non-Flat High Gloss Coatings 150
Specialty Coatings
Aluminum Roofing 450 Floor Coatings 100 Recycled Coatings 250
Basement Specialty Coatings 400 Form-Release Compounds 250 Roof Coatings 250
Bituminous Specialty Coatings 400 Graphic Arts Coatings (sign paints) 500 Rust Preventative Coatings 250
Bituminous Roof Coatings 270 High Temperature Coatings 420 Shellacs: Clear 730
Bituminous Roof Primers 350 Impacted Immersion Coatings 480 Opaque 550
Bond Beakers 350 Industrial Maintenance Coatings 250 Specialty Primers, Sealers, and Undercoaters 100
Calcimine Recoaters 475 Low Solids Coatings 120 Stains 250
Concrete Curing Compounds 350 Magnesite Cement Coatings 450 Stone Consolidant 450
Concrete/Masonary Sealer 100 Mastic Texture Coatings 100 Swimming Pool Coatings 340
Concrete Surface Retarders 780 Metallic Pigmented Coatings 500 Thermoplastic Rubber Coatings and Mastic 550
Conjugated Oil Varnish 450 Multi-Color Coatings 250 Traffic Marking Coatings 100
Conversion Varnish 725 Nuclear Coatings 450 Tub and Tile Refinish 420
Driveway Sealers 50 Pre-Treatment Wash Primers 420 Waterproofing Membranes 250
Dry Fog Coatings 150 Primers, Sealers, and Undercoaters 100 Wood Coating 275
Faux Finishing Coatings 350 Reactive Penetrating Sealer 350 Wood Preservatives 350
Fire Resistive Coatings 350 Reactive Penetrating Carbonate Stone Sealer 500 Zinc-Rich Primer 340

2020 Spring Burn Permit Summary

The Utah Division of Air Quality requirement, R307-202, was adopted as a package of rules that regulate open burning activities and help minimize emissions and ensure that the National Ambient Air Quality Standards are met. Recent modifications to these rules change the open burn periods and include a statewide requirement to obtain a permit from the local county or municipal fire authority prior to burning.

The rule requires applicants to complete the open burn permit application prior to igniting an open burn. After the application process is completed, a copy of the application is sent electronically to the county or municipal fire authority having jurisdiction in the area where the open burning will take place. Though the application process is the same statewide, some county and municipal fire authorities require additional steps to be taken prior to issuing a valid open burn permit. Applicants should contact their local fire authority once the open burn permit application is complete to ensure all local open burning requirements are met.

The Rule allows open burning of clippings, bushes, plants, and pruning’s from trees to property and residential clean-up activities, provided that the following conditions have been met.

Permits may be issued between March 1 and May 30 and between September 15 and November 15 in the counties of Washington, Kane, San Juan, Iron, Garfield, Beaver, Piute, Wayne, Grand, and Emery. Permits may be issued between March 30 and May 30 and between September 15 and October 30 in all other areas of the state.

The 2020 Spring Burn season comprised of the following open burn and agricultural permits issued per county:

Beaver County: 5
Box Elder County: 389
Cache County: 1,822
Carbon County: 57
Davis County: 13
Duchesne County: 1
Emery County: 354

Grand County: 512
Iron County: 496
Juab County: 145
Morgan County: 222
Sevier County: 487
Summit County: 292

Tooele County: 436
Uintah County: 211
Utah County: 1,918
Washington County: 57
Wayne County: 64
Weber County: 2,341

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