Surface Coating NESHAP (6H)

The following information applies to facilities affected by the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations (40 CFR, Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH) referred to here as "6H." This rule applies to certain facilities that spray coatings.


It's been over six years since the 6H NESHAP went into effect. 

Basic Requirements for Compliance

Painter Training
Painters must be trained in setup and maintenance of spray equipment, spray technique, booth and filter maintenance, and environmental compliance. Refresher training is required every five years.

Spray Booth Exhaust Systems
Filter systems must have a 98% collection efficiency.

Spray Guns
Coatings must be applied using HVLP, electrostatic, airless or air-assisted airless spray guns.

Maintain records on painter training, filter efficiency, notifications and more.


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Online Training

The IWRC has created online training which covers all of the necessary topics to ensure compliance with the training component of this rule available at


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Before you begin the webinar, please download the following documents that will be utilized throughout the webinar.


In order to evaluate and improve upon the IWRC's webinar workshops, please consider completing a short evaluation after participating in the above webinar. Your feedback is a valuable to use and all responses are strictly confidential. 

Surface Coating NESHAP (6H) Webinar Workshop Evaluation