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7011.0610 STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR FOSSIL-FUEL-BURNING DIRECT HEATING EQUIPMENT.

Subpart 1.

Particulate limitations.

Particulate limitations:

A.

No owner or operator of any direct heating equipment shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from the direct heating equipment any gases which:

(1)

contain particulate matter in excess of the limits allowed by parts 7011.0700 to 7011.0735; or

(2)

exhibit greater than 20 percent opacity, except for one six-minute period per hour of not more than 60 percent opacity. An exceedance of this opacity standard occurs whenever any one-hour period contains two or more six-minute periods during which the average opacity exceeds 20 percent or whenever any one-hour period contains one or more six-minute periods during which the average opacity exceeds 60 percent.

B.

No owner or operator of an existing gray iron cupola with a melting capacity of less than 1-1/2 tons per hour shall allow emissions which exceed 0.3 grain per standard cubic foot, dry basis, and the owner or operator shall incinerate all gases, vapors, and gas entrained effluents from such cupolas at a temperature of not less than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of not less than 0.3 seconds. The owner or operator of any other gray iron cupola shall meet the requirements of item A.

Subp. 2.

Sulfur oxide limitations.

Sulfur oxide limitations:

A.

Within Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Quality Control Region. No owner or operator of direct heating equipment located within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Quality Control Region shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from such equipment any gases which contain sulfur dioxide:

(1)

in excess of three pounds per million Btu heat input if a solid fossil fuel is burned or 1.6 pounds per million Btu heat input if a liquid fossil fuel is burned, if the total rated heat input of all indirect and direct heating equipment of the owner or operator at that particular location exceeds 250 million Btu per hour;

(2)

in excess of four pounds per million Btu heat input if a solid fossil fuel is burned or two pounds per million Btu heat input if a liquid fossil fuel is burned, if the total rated heat input of all indirect and direct heating equipment of the owner or operator at that particular location is equal to or less than 250 million Btu per hour.

B.

Outside Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Quality Control Region. No owner or operator of direct heating equipment located outside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Quality Control Region shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from such equipment any gases which contain sulfur dioxide in excess of four pounds per million Btu heat input if a solid fossil fuel is burned or two pounds per million Btu heat input if a liquid fossil fuel is burned, if the total rated heat input of all indirect and direct heating equipment of the owner or operator at that particular location is greater than 250 million Btu per hour.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

18 SR 614; 23 SR 145

Published Electronically:

February 25, 2008