Vermont Air Pollution Control Regulations

Written October 16, 2019

Vermont regulates the specialty graphic imaging industry under its general provisions section of its regulations. Under this section, facilities with the potential to emit 50 tons of VOCs or more on an annual basis need to adopt best available control technologies to control VOC emissions. Vermont also has regulations to control the emissions of toxic air pollutants. All facilities need to compare their emission rates to the threshold trigger levels of the state's air toxic list. If the emission rates do not exceed the specified level, then no further review is required. The state's list includes the following air toxics commonly found in screen printing operations: chromium, cumene, dibutyl phthalate, dimethyl phthalate, formaldehyde, silver, methylene chloride, methyl ethyl ketone, naphthalene, perchloroethylene, 1,1,1 trichloroethane, xylene.