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7011.1000 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

For the purposes of parts 7011.1000 to 7011.1015, the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subp. 2.

Capture system.

"Capture system" means equipment such as hoods, ducts, fans, and dampers used to capture particulate matter.

Subp. 3.

Column dryer.

"Column dryer" means equipment used to reduce the moisture content of grain in which the grain flows from the top to the bottom in one or more continuous packed columns between two perforated metal sheets.

Subp. 4.

Dry bulk agricultural commodity, commodity.

"Dry bulk agricultural commodity" or "commodity" includes grain, grain by-products, seed, beet pulp or pellets, and alfalfa meal or pellets.

Subp. 5.

Dry bulk agricultural commodity facility.

"Dry bulk agricultural commodity facility" means a facility where bulk commodities are unloaded, handled, cleaned, dried, stored, ground, or loaded. "Dry bulk agricultural commodity facility" does not include a facility located on a family farm or family farm corporation, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 116B.02, which handles commodities from the farm or used on the farm.

Subp. 6.

Grain.

"Grain" means corn, wheat, sorghum, rice, rye, oats, barley, flax, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.

Subp. 7.

Grain storage elevator.

"Grain storage elevator" means a grain elevator located at a wheat flour mill, wet corn mill, dry corn mill (human consumption), rice mill, or soybean oil extraction plant that has a permanent grain storage capacity of more than 35,200 cubic meters, which is approximately 1,000,000 bushels.

Subp. 8.

Grain terminal elevator.

"Grain terminal elevator" means a grain elevator that has a permanent storage capacity of more than 88,100 cubic meters, which is approximately 2,500,000 bushels, except a grain elevator located at animal food manufacturers, pet food manufacturers, cereal manufacturers, breweries, and livestock feedlots.

Subp. 9.

Handling operation.

"Handling operation" includes the use of bucket elevators, scale hoppers, conveyors, trippers, and spouts for the distribution and weighing of commodities within a commodity facility.

Subp. 10.

Loading station.

"Loading station" means the part of a commodity facility where the commodities are transferred from the facility to a truck, railcar, barge, or ship.

Subp. 11.

Normal loading procedure.

"Normal loading procedure" means that part of a barge or ship loading operation where the spout and associated dust suppression systems are capable of distributing the commodity in the hold as needed without making modifications to the loading procedure, such as removing the dust suppressor, raising the spout, slowing the loading rate below the design capability of the spout, or attaching equipment at the end of the spout.

Subp. 12.

Rack dryer.

"Rack dryer" means equipment used to reduce the moisture content of grain in which the grain flows from the top to the bottom in a cascading flow around rows of baffles (racks).

Subp. 13.

Reasonably available control technology (RACT).

"Reasonably available control technology (RACT)" means the lowest emission limit that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of control technology that is reasonably available considering technological and economic feasibility.

Subp. 14.

Throughput.

"Throughput" means the number of tons of commodities received, plus the number of tons of commodities shipped, divided by two, determined on the basis of an average year. An average year is determined by averaging the actual receipts and shipments for the last three consecutive fiscal years. For facilities less than three years old, actual and anticipated receipts and shipments must be used.

Subp. 15.

Topping-off.

"Topping-off" means the placing of grain in the final three feet of void in a barge, nine feet in a ship, between the fore and aft center line of the hatch and the outboard side of the vessel. The depth is determined by vertical measurement along the outboard side of the vessel from the top of the hatch opening.

Subp. 16.

Trimming.

"Trimming" means the part of ship loading that requires the use of spoons, slingers, and other equipment attached to the loading spout to ensure that a ship is loaded to capacity.

Subp. 17.

Unloading station.

"Unloading station" means the part of a commodity facility where the commodities are transferred from a truck, railcar, barge, or ship to a receiving hopper.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 116.07

History:

8 SR 1675; 18 SR 614

Published Electronically:

February 25, 2008