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RULE §330.245Ventilation and Air Pollution Control

(a) Air emissions from municipal solid waste facilities must not cause or contribute to a condition of air pollution as defined in the Texas Clean Air Act.

(b) All facilities and constructed air pollution abatement devices must obtain authorization, under Chapter 116 of this title (relating to Control of Air Pollution By Permits for New Construction or Modifications) or Subchapter U of this chapter (relating to Standard Air Permits for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facilities and Transfer Stations), as applicable, from the Air Permits Division prior to the start of construction, except as authorized in Texas Health and Safety Code, §382.004, Construction While Permit Application Pending.

(c) All liquid waste and solid waste shall be stored in odor-retaining containers and vessels.

(d) The facility shall be designed and operated to provide adequate ventilation for odor control and employee safety. The owner or operator shall prevent nuisance odors from leaving the boundary of the facility. If nuisance odors are found to be passing the facility boundary, the facility owner or operator may be required to suspend operations until the nuisance is abated.

(e) All air pollution emission capture and abatement equipment or equivalent technology shall be properly maintained and operated during the facility operation. Cleaning and maintenance of the abatement equipment shall be performed as recommended by the manufacturer and as necessary so that the equipment efficiency can be adequately maintained.

(f) The owner or operator shall employ one or more of the following measures:

  (1) air scrubber units for odor control;

  (2) on-site buffer zones for odor control. Consideration should be given to additional buffer zones within the facility property boundary for odor control;

  (3) additional waste handling procedures, storage procedures, and clean-up procedures for odor control when accepting putrescible waste; or

  (4) alternative ventilation and odor control measures.

(g) Process areas that recover material from solid waste that contains putrescibles shall be maintained totally within an enclosed building. Openings to the process area shall be controlled to prevent releases of nuisance odors from leaving the property boundary of the facility.

(h) The facility shall be designed to allow a minimal time of exposure of liquid waste to the air. Openings to processing buildings shall be controlled to prevent release of nuisance odors to the atmosphere. The facility design must minimize waste contact with air during unloading of liquid waste into the facility.

(i) Cleaning and maintenance of mobile waste processing unit equipment shall be performed each day of operation to reduce odors.

(j) Reporting of emissions events shall be made in accordance with §101.201 of this title (relating to Emissions Event Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements) and reporting of scheduled maintenance shall be made in accordance with §101.211 of this title (relating to Scheduled Maintenance, Startup, and Shutdown Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements).

(k) Any ponded water at the facility shall be controlled to avoid its becoming a nuisance. In the event that objectionable odors do occur, appropriate measures shall be taken to alleviate the condition.

Source Note: The provisions of this §330.245 adopted to be effective March 27, 2006, 31 TexReg 2502

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