Particulate Emissions from Industrial Processes (250-RICR-120-05-3)


250-RICR-120-05-3 ACTIVE RULE

3.1 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to limit particulate emissions from industrial sources.

3.2 Authority

These regulations are authorized pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-17.1-2(19) and R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-23, and have been promulgated pursuant to the procedures set forth in the R.I. Administrative Procedures Act, R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-35.

3.3 Application

The terms and provisions of this regulation shall be liberally construed to permit the Department to effectuate the purposes of state laws, goals and policies.

3.4 Severability

If any provision of this regulation or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the remainder of the regulation shall not be affected thereby.

3.5 Definitions

A. Unless otherwise expressly defined in this section, the terms used in this regulation shall be defined by reference to Part 0 of this Subchapter (General Definitions). As used in this regulation, the following terms shall, where the context permits, be construed as follows:

1. "Process weight" means the total weight of all materials introduced into any specific process, except liquid and gaseous fuels and combustion air, which may cause any emissions of particulate matter into the atmosphere.

3.6 Limitations

No person shall emit into the atmosphere in any one hour from any source, except those specific types of sources to which emission standards elsewhere in these rules and regulations apply, particulate matter in excess of that shown in the following table opposite the applicable process weight. In entering the table "the process weight rate" will be determined by dividing the total process weight by the number of hours in one complete operation, excluding anytime during which the equipment is not operating.

3.7 Determination of Compliance

A. Compliance with § 3.2 of this Part shall be determined by one of the following procedures:

1. Emission testing conducted by the owner or operator of the source according to 40 C.F.R. § 60, Appendix A, Method 5, or by another method which has the prior approval of or is required by the Director.

2. Technical evaluation based on such factors which may include the potential of the industrial process for emitting particulates; design of the process, equipment or facility; design efficiency of air pollution control systems; and emission test results on similar processes, equipment or facilities.

3.8 Table

A.

Process Weight Rate

Rate of Emission

Process Weight Rate

Rate of Emission

Lb/Hr

Tons/Hr

Lb/Hr

Lb/Hr

Tons/Hr

Lb/Hr

100

0.05

0.551

16,000

8.00

16.5

200

0.10

0.877

18,000

9.00

17.9

400

0.20

1.40

20,000

10.00

19.2

600

0.30

1.83

30,000

15.00

25.2

800

0.40

2.22

40,000

20.00

30.5

1,000

0.50

2.58

50,000

25.00

35.4

1,500

0.75

3.38

60,000

30.00

40.0

2,000

1.00

4.10

70,000

35.00

41.3

2,500

1.25

4.76

80,000

40.00

42.5

3,000

1.50

5.38

90,000

45.00

43.6

3,500

1.75

5.96

100,000

50.00

44.6

4,000

2.00

6.52

120,000

60.00

46.3

5,000

2.50

7.58

140,000

70.00

47.8

6,000

3.00

8.56

160,000

80.00

49.0

7,000

3.50

9.49

200,000

100.00

51.2

8,000

4.00

10.40

1,000,000

500.00

69.0

9,000

4.50

11.20

2,000,000

1,000.00

77.6

10,000

5.00

12.0

6,000,000

3,000.00

92.7

12,000

6.00

13.6




B. Interpolation of the data in this table for the process weight rates up to 60,000 Lb/Hr shall be accomplished by use of the equation: E = 4.10 P0.67, and interpolation and extrapolation of the data for process weight rates in excess of 60,000 Lb/Hr shall be accomplished by the equation: E = 55.0 P0.11 - 40, where E = rate of emission in Lb/Hr and P = process weight rate in Tons/Hr.

Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 120 Air Resources
Subchapter 05 Air Pollution Control
Part 3 Particulate Emissions from Industrial Processes (250-RICR-120-05-3)
Type of Filing Technical Revision
Regulation Status Active
Effective 07/19/2007

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-17.1-2(19) and R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-23

Purpose and Reason :

This Technical Revision is being promulgated to correct formatting issues. The indentation was corrected throughout the document and the paragraph levels were re-labeled in Sections 3.5 and 3.7. No substantive changes were made.

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