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Subpart 219-5: Existing Incinerators

(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.

§219-5.1 Applicability

This Subpart applies to any incinerator which was 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 State of New York, except New York City and Nassau and Westchester Counties.

§219-5.2 Emission limits

(a) All incinerators having a capacity of 2,000 lb/hr or less and built and installed after January 1, 1968, must be designed, built, installed and operated to meet the emission limits of Figure 1, Appendix 2.

(b) No incinerator larger than 2,000 lb/hr capacity and built after January 1, 1970, will be operated so as to produce particulate emissions which exceed the amount shown in Figure 1, Appendix 2.

(c) No incinerator having a capacity of 2,000 lb/hr or less and built or installed between April 1, 1962, and January 1, 1968, will be operated so as to produce particulate emissions which exceed 0.5 lb/hr for every 100 lb/hr of refuse charged, unless a final order by the commissioner provides otherwise.

(d) Any incinerator having a capacity of 2,000 lb/hr or less and built or installed prior to April 1, 1962, must either meet the requirements of subdivision (c) of this section or must be equipped with adequate control devices or redesigned and rebuilt so as to meet the requirements of subdivision (a) of this section by January 1, 1969.

(e) No incinerator larger than 2,000 lb/hr capacity and built between April 1, 1962, and January 1, 1970, will be operated so as to produce particulate emissions which exceed 0.5 lb/hr for every 100 lb/hr of refuse charged, unless a final order by the commissioner provides otherwise.

(f) Any incinerator larger than 2,000 lb/hr capacity and built prior to April 1, 1962, must either meet the requirements of subdivision (e) of this section or must be equipped with adequate control devices or redesigned and rebuilt to meet the requirements of subdivision (b) of this section by January 1, 1970.

Appendix 2 Incinerator Guide - Particulate Emission Rate vs Refuse Charged

§219-5.3 Opacity of emissions

(a) No incinerator, built or installed after January 26, 1967, regardless of size, will emit visible emissions having an average opacity during any six consecutive minutes of greater than 20 percent, under normal operating conditions.

(b) No incinerator built or installed prior to January 26, 1967, regardless of size, will be operated so as to emit visible emissions having an average opacity during any six consecutive minutes of greater than 20 percent, under normal operating conditions.

§219-5.4 Tests

(a) All incinerators larger than 2,000 lb/hr capacity must be tested using emission tests acceptable to the commissioner.

(b) All incinerators built or installed after January 1, 1968, and having a capacity of 2,000 lb/hr or less must be tested using emission tests acceptable to the commissioner. Units which are representative models may be tested instead of an actual installation, using emission tests acceptable to the commissioner.

§219-5.5 Abatement

(a) Where the commissioner has reason to believe that an incinerator installation is violating the emission standards of section 219-5.2 of this Subpart, he may have tests conducted. The owner must provide, at his expense, sampling holes and pertinent allied facilities as needed, at the request of the commissioner.

(b) If such tests indicate a contravention of the emission limits, the commissioner may require the installation of appropriate control equipment or he may seal the incinerator if such equipment is not installed within the time limit specified by the commissioner.

(c) The commissioner may order the cleaning, repair, replacement or alteration of any equipment or control equipment which causes or is operated so as to cause a violation of this Subpart.

(d) The commissioner may order a change in the manner of operation of any incinerator which is operated so as to cause a violation of this Subpart.