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Subpart 219-6: Existing Incinerators - New York City, Nassau and Westchester Counties

(Statutory authority: Public Health Law, §§1271, 1276; Environmental Conservation Law, §§ 1-0101, 3-0303, 3-0301, 19-0103, 19-0105, 19-0107, 19-0301, 19-0302, 19-0303, 19-0305, 19-0306, 19-0311, 19-0319, 20-0109)

[Filed 12/1/88. Effective 30 days after filing.]

[This is page 1 of 1 of this Subpart. A complete list of Subparts in this regulation appears in the Chapter 3 contents page. A list of sections in this Subpart appears below.]

For administrative information about this posting, contact: Division of Air Resources. The Bureau of Air Quality Planning at (518) 402-8396 is the contact for technical questions pertaining to this rule.

Contents:

Sec.

§219-6.1 Applicability

This Subpart applies only to incinerators which were installed or constructed or for which an application for a permit to construct was received prior to the applicability date of Subpart 219-2 of this Part located in the City of New York and the Counties of Nassau and Westchester.

§219-6.2 Particulate emissions

(a) No person will construct, install, use or cause to be used any incinerator whose particulate emissions exceed the permissible particulate emission shown on figure 1.

(b) If two or more incinerators are connected to a single stack, the total refuse charged to all incinerators connected to the same stack will be the refuse charged for the purpose of determining the permissible particulate emission.

(c) If a single incinerator is connected to two or more stacks, the refuse charged to the single incinerator will be the refuse charged for the purpose of determining the permissible particulate emission.

Permissible Particulate Emissions from Incinerators

§219-6.3 Opacity of emissions

No person will construct, install, use or cause to be used, any incinerator which emits smoke having an average opacity during any six consecutive minutes equal to or greater than 20 percent, except for one six-minute period per hour during which the average opacity must not exceed 40 percent.

§219-6.4 Odorous emissions

(a) No person shall construct, install, use or caused to be used any continuous fed incinerator unless the gas temperature at the furnace outlet is designed to be automatically maintained and is automatically maintained at not less than 1,400°F while the incinerator is in operation.

(b) No person shall construct, install, use or caused to be used any batch fed incinerator unless the gas temperature at the furnace outlet is designed to be automatically maintained and is automatically maintained at not less than 1,400°F during 90 percent of the burning period.

(c) Incinerators with a capacity of 2,000 lbs/hr or less of refuse charged shall be equipped with a sensing device indicating the gas temperature at the furnace outlet. Incinerators with a capacity of greater than 2,000 lbs/hr of refuse charged shall be equipped with a sensing device and recorder to measure and record the temperature at the furnace outlet. A person who owns, operates, or maintains an incinerator with a capacity greater than 2,000 lbs/hr of refuse charged shall retain recorder chart temperature records for a period of three years and shall make such charts available for inspection by the commissioner or his representative during normal business hours.

(d) Upon application, the commissioner may modify the provisions of this section where the applicant can show to the satisfaction of the commissioner that the odorous emission from his incinerator can be and is controlled with equivalent effectiveness.

§219-6.5 Representative incinerator models

In lieu of requiring a person who owns an incinerator, subject to this Subpart, having a capacity of 2,000 lbs/hr or less of refuse charged, to conduct an emission test and submit an acceptable emission test report, the commissioner may accept emission test reports, submitted by such person or his authorized agent, of representative models which are geometrically similar and which demonstrate compliance with all sections of this Subpart. Testing of representative models must be conducted in accordance with procedures established by the commissioner.

§219-6.6 Ambient air quality standards

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Subpart, no person will emit air contaminants in quantities which alone or in combination with emissions from other air contamination sources would contravene any established ambient air quality standard and/or cause air pollution.