WSR 12-04-078

PERMANENT RULES

PUGET SOUND

CLEAN AIR AGENCY

[ Filed January 31, 2012, 10:55 a.m. , effective March 2, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Provide emission performance standards that apply to all rock crushing operations.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Adopt Regulation I, Section 9.18 (Crushing Operations).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-22-109 on November 2, 2011.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: None. Provided definition for "Control Equipment" at Regulation I, Section 9.18 (b)(4).

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 26, 2012.

Craig Kenworthy

Executive Director

NEW SECTION

REGULATION I, SECTION 9.18 CRUSHING OPERATIONS


(a) This section shall apply to all equipment processing nonmetallic minerals located at a source crushing nonmetallic minerals as defined in 40 CFR 60.671.

(b) General Requirements. It shall be unlawful for any person subject to the provisions of this section to cause or allow the emission of any air contaminant in excess of the following emission limits:

(1) The visible emission limits in (A), (B), and (C) are applicable for any period or periods aggregating more than 3 minutes in any one hour.

(A) Each grinding mill, screening operation, bucket elevator, transfer points on belt conveyors, bagging operation, storage bin, enclosed truck or railcar loading station with operating control equipment shall not exhibit greater than 7 percent opacity.

(B) Each crusher with operating control equipment shall not exhibit greater than 12 percent opacity.

(C) Each crusher, grinding mill, screening operation, bucket elevator, transfer points on belt conveyors, bagging operation, storage bin, enclosed truck or railcar loading station exhausting particulate through a stack equipped with an operating fabric filter or operating wet scrubber exhaust shall not exhibit greater than 7 percent opacity.

(2) Each crusher, grinding mill, screening operation, bucket elevator, transfer points on belt conveyors, bagging operation, storage bin, enclosed truck or railcar loading station exhausting particulate through a stack shall meet a particulate matter limit of 0.01 grains per dry standard cubic foot of exhaust as measured by EPA Method 5.

(3) Each crusher, grinding mill, screening operation, bucket elevator, transfer point on a conveyor belt, bagging operation, storage bin, enclosed truck or railcar loading station without operating control equipment shall not exhibit visible emissions.

(4) For the purpose of this section, "Control Equipment" shall mean either fabric filter, wet scrubber, water sprays, or other dust suppression techniques which effectively reduce visible emissions from the emission units observed.

(c) Testing conducted to verify compliance with the requirements of this section shall be performed in accordance with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Regulation I, Section 3.07.

(d) Compliance with Other Regulations. Compliance with this regulation does not exempt any person from compliance with Regulation I, Sections 9.03, 9.11, 9.15 and all other applicable regulations including those of other agencies.

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