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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 117CONTROL OF AIR POLLUTION FROM NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
SUBCHAPTER BCOMBUSTION CONTROL AT MAJOR INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND INSTITUTIONAL SOURCES IN OZONE NONATTAINMENT AREAS
DIVISION 4DALLAS-FORT WORTH EIGHT-HOUR OZONE NONATTAINMENT AREA MAJOR SOURCES
RULE §117.410Emission Specifications for Eight-Hour Attainment Demonstration

(a) Emission specifications for eight-hour ozone attainment demonstration. For units located in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, or Tarrant County, no person shall allow the discharge into the atmosphere nitrogen oxides (NOX ) emissions in excess of the following emission specifications, in accordance with the applicable schedule in §117.9030(b) of this title (relating to Compliance Schedule for Dallas-Fort Worth Eight-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area Major Sources), except as provided in subsection (d) of this section:

  (1) gas-fired boilers:

    (A) with a maximum rated capacity equal to or greater than 100 million British thermal units per hour (MMBtu/hr), 0.020 pounds per million British thermal units (lb/MMBtu);

    (B) with a maximum rated capacity equal to or greater than 40 MMBtu/hr, but less than 100 MMBtu/hr, 0.030 lb/MMBtu; and

    (C) with a maximum rated capacity less than 40 MMBtu/hr, 0.036 lb/MMBtu (or alternatively, 30 parts per million by volume (ppmv) NOX , at 3.0% oxygen (O 2 ), dry basis);

  (2) liquid-fired boilers, 2.0 pounds per 1,000 gallons of liquid burned;

  (3) process heaters:

    (A) with a maximum rated capacity equal to or greater than 40 MMBtu/hr, 0.025 lb/MMBtu; and

    (B) with a maximum rated capacity less than 40 MMBtu/hr, 0.036 lb/MMBtu (or alternatively, 30 ppmv, at 3.0% O2 , dry basis);

  (4) stationary, reciprocating internal combustion engines:

    (A) gas-fired rich-burn engines:

      (i) fired on landfill gas, 0.60 grams per horsepower-hour (g/hp-hr); and

      (ii) all others, 0.50 g/hp-hr;

    (B) gas-fired lean-burn engines:

      (i) placed into service before June 1, 2007, that have not been modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after June 1, 2007, 0.70 g/hp-hr; and

      (ii) placed into service, modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after June 1, 2007:

        (I) fired on landfill gas, 0.60 g/hp-hr; and

        (II) all others, 0.50 g/hp-hr;

    (C) dual-fuel engines, 0.50 g/hp-hr;

    (D) diesel engines, excluding dual-fuel engines, placed into service before March 1, 2009, that have not been modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after March 1, 2009, the lower of 11.0 g/hp-hr or the emission rate established by testing, monitoring, manufacturer's guarantee, or manufacturer's other data;

    (E) for diesel engines, excluding dual-fuel engines, not subject to subparagraph (D) of this paragraph:

      (i) with a horsepower (hp) rating of less than 50 hp that are installed, modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after March 1, 2009, 5.0 g/hp-hr;

      (ii) with a hp rating of 50 hp or greater, but less than 100 hp, that are installed, modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after March 1, 2009, 3.3 g/hp-hr;

      (iii) with a hp rating of 100 hp or greater, but less than 750 hp, that are installed, modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after March 1, 2009, 2.8 g/hp-hr; and

      (iv) with a hp rating of 750 hp or greater that are installed, modified, reconstructed, or relocated on or after March 1, 2009, 4.5 g/hp-hr; and

    (F) for the purposes of this paragraph, the terms "modification" and "reconstruction" have the meanings defined in §116.10 of this title (relating to General Definitions) and 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §60.15 (December 16, 1975), respectively, and the term "relocated" means to newly install at an account, as defined in §101.1 of this title (relating to Definitions), a used engine from anywhere outside that account;

  (5) stationary gas turbines:

    (A) rated at 10 megawatts (MW) or greater, 0.032 lb/MMBtu;

    (B) rated at 1.0 MW or greater, but less than 10 MW, 0.15 lb/MMBtu; and

    (C) rated at less than 1.0 MW, 0.26 lb/MMBtu;

  (6) duct burners used in turbine exhaust ducts, the corresponding gas turbine emission specification of paragraph (5) of this subsection;

  (7) kilns:

    (A) lime kilns, 3.7 pounds per ton (lb/ton) of calcium oxide, demonstrated either:

      (i) on an individual kiln basis; or

      (ii) on a site-wide production rate weighted average basis, using the following equation:

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    (B) brick and ceramic kilns, one of the following:

      (i) a 40% reduction from the daily NOX emissions reported to the Emissions Assessment Section for the calendar year 2000 Emissions Inventory. To ensure that this emission specification will result in a real 40% reduction in actual emissions, a consistent methodology must be used to calculate the 40% reduction;

      (ii) 0.175 lb/ton of product for brick kilns; or

      (iii) 0.27 lb/ton of product for ceramic kilns;

  (8) metallurgical furnaces:

    (A) heat treating furnaces, 0.087 lb/MMBtu. For heat treating furnaces equipped with NOX continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) or predictive emissions monitoring systems (PEMS) that comply with §117.440 of this title (relating to Continuous Demonstration of Compliance), this emission specification only applies from March 1 to October 31 of any calendar year;

    (B) reheat furnaces, 0.10 lb/MMBtu. For reheat furnaces equipped with NOX CEMS or PEMS that comply with §117.440 of this title, this emission specification only applies from March 1 to October 31 of any calendar year; and

    (C) lead smelting blast (cupola) and reverberatory furnaces used in conjunction, the combined rate of 0.45 lb/ton product;

  (9) incinerators, either of the following:

    (A) an 80% reduction from the daily NOX emissions reported to the Emissions Assessment Section for the calendar year 2000 Emissions Inventory. To ensure that this emission specification will result in a real 80% reduction in actual emissions, a consistent methodology must be used to calculate the 80% reduction; or

    (B) 0.030 lb/MMBtu;

  (10) glass and fiberglass melting furnaces:

    (A) container glass melting furnaces:

      (i) 4.0 lb/ton of glass pulled during furnace operation equal to or greater than 25% of the permitted glass production capacity; and

      (ii) the applicable maximum allowable pound per hour NOX permit limit in a permit issued before June 1, 2007, during furnace operation less than 25% of the permitted glass production capacity;

    (B) mineral wool-type cold-top electric fiberglass melting furnaces, 4.0 lb/ton of product pulled;

    (C) mineral wool-type fiberglass regenerative furnaces, 1.45 lb/ton of product pulled; and

    (D) mineral wool-type fiberglass non-regenerative gas-fired furnaces, 3.1 lb/ton product pulled;

  (11) gas-fired curing ovens used for the production of mineral wool-type or textile-type fiberglass, 0.036 lb/MMBtu;

  (12) natural gas-fired ovens and heaters, 0.036 lb/MMBtu;

  (13) natural gas-fired dryers:

    (A) dryers used in organic solvent, printing ink, clay, brick, ceramic tile, calcining, and vitrifying processes, 0.036 lb/MMBtu;

    (B) spray dryers used in ceramic tile manufacturing processes, 0.15 lb/MMBtu; and

  (14) as an alternative to the emission specifications in paragraphs (1) - (13) of this subsection for units with an annual capacity factor of 0.0383 or less, 0.060 lb/MMBtu. The capacity factor as of December 31, 2000, must be used to determine whether the unit is eligible for the emission specification of this paragraph. A 12-month rolling average must be used to determine the annual capacity factor for units placed into service after December 31, 2000.

(b) NOX averaging time. The emission specifications of subsection (a) of this section apply:

  (1) if the unit is operated with a NOX CEMS or PEMS under §117.440 of this title, either as:

    (A) a rolling 30-day average period, in the units of the applicable standard;

    (B) a block one-hour average, in the units of the applicable standard, or alternatively;

    (C) a block one-hour average, in pounds per hour, for boilers and process heaters, calculated as the product of the boiler's or process heater's maximum rated capacity and its applicable specification in lb/MMBtu; and

  (2) if the unit is not operated with a NOX CEMS or PEMS under §117.440 of this title, a block one-hour average, in the units of the applicable standard. Alternatively for boilers and process heaters, the emission specification may be applied in pounds per hour, as specified in paragraph (1)(C) of this subsection.

(c) Related emissions. No person shall allow the discharge into the atmosphere from any unit subject to NOX emission specifications in subsection (a) of this section, emissions in excess of the following, except as provided in §117.425 of this title (relating to Alternative Case Specific Specifications) or paragraph (3) or (4) of this subsection.

  (1) Carbon monoxide (CO) emissions must not exceed 400 ppmv at 3.0% O2 , dry basis (or alternatively, 3.0 g/hp-hr for stationary internal combustion engines; or 775 ppmv at 7.0% O2 , dry basis for wood fuel-fired boilers or process heaters):

    (A) on a rolling 24-hour averaging period, for units equipped with CEMS or PEMS for CO; and

    (B) on a block one-hour averaging period, for units not equipped with CEMS or PEMS for CO.

  (2) For units that inject urea or ammonia into the exhaust stream for NOX control, ammonia emissions must not exceed 10 ppmv at 3.0% O2 , dry, for boilers and process heaters; 15% O2 , dry, for stationary gas turbines (including duct burners used in turbine exhaust ducts) and gas-fired lean-burn engines; 7.0% O2 , dry, for incinerators; and 3.0% O2 , dry, for all other units, based on:

    (A) a block one-hour averaging period for units not equipped with a CEMS or PEMS for ammonia; and

    (B) a rolling 24-hour averaging period for units equipped with CEMS or PEMS for ammonia.

  (3) The correction of CO emissions to 3.0% O2 , dry basis, in paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply to boilers and process heaters operating at less than 10% of maximum load and with stack O2 in excess of 15% (i.e., hot-standby mode).

  (4) The CO specifications in paragraph (1) of this subsection do not apply to incinerators subject to the CO limits of one of the following:

    (A) §111.121 of this title (relating to Single-, Dual-, and Multiple-Chamber Incinerators);

    (B) §113.2072 of this title (relating to Emission Limits) for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators; or

    (C) 40 CFR Part 264 or 265, Subpart O, for hazardous waste incinerators.

(d) Compliance flexibility.

  (1) An owner or operator may use any of the following alternative methods to comply with the NOX emission specifications of this section:

    (A) §117.423 of this title (relating to Source Cap); or

    (B) §117.9800 of this title (relating to Use of Emission Credits for Compliance).

  (2) Section 117.425 of this title is not an applicable method of compliance with the NOX emission specifications of this section.

  (3) An owner or operator may petition the executive director for an alternative to the CO or ammonia specifications of this section in accordance with §117.425 of this title.

(e) Prohibition of circumvention.

  (1) The maximum rated capacity used to determine the applicability of the emission specifications in this section and the initial compliance demonstration, monitoring, testing requirements, and final control plan in §§117.435, 117.440, and 117.454 of this title (relating to Initial Demonstration of Compliance; Continuous Demonstration of Compliance; and Final Control Plan Procedures for Attainment Demonstration Emission Specifications) must be the greater of the following:

    (A) the maximum rated capacity as of December 31, 2000;

    (B) the maximum rated capacity after December 31, 2000; or

    (C) the maximum rated capacity authorized by a permit issued under Chapter 116 of this title (relating to Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification) after December 31, 2000.

  (2) A unit's classification is determined by the most specific classification applicable to the unit as of December 31, 2000. For example, a unit that is classified as a stationary gas-fired engine as of December 31, 2000, but subsequently is authorized to operate as a dual-fuel engine, is classified as a stationary gas-fired engine for the purposes of this chapter.

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