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Louisiana SIP: LAC 33:III Ch. 13 Subchap D, 1319--Refuse Incinerators; SIP effective 1989-05-08 (LAc49) and 1989-08-14 (LAc50) to 2011-08-03 (LAd34 - Revised)

Regulatory Text: 
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 33 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Part III Air (LAC 33:III)

Chapter 13. Emission Standards for Particulate Matter

Subchapter D. Refuse Incinerators

Section 1319.  Refuse Incinerators. LAc49, LAc50

Section 1319.  Refuse Incinerators
Approved by EPA 03/08/89 (54 FR 09795) at 52.970(c)(49) effective 05/08/89.  Revisions approved by EPA 06/15/89 at 52.970(c)(50) effective 08/14/89.

   A.  Purpose. The purpose of this Subchapter is to prevent the operation or construction of refuse incinerators in such a manner as to cause air pollution.

   B.  Scope. This Subchapter applies to all incinerators operated or constructed in the state for the purpose of reducing refuse.

   C.  Determination of Incinerator Maximum Burning Capacity. The burning capacity of a refuse incinerator shall be the manufacturer's or designer's guaranteed maximum rate or such other rate as may be determined by the department in accordance with good engineering practices. In case of conflict, the determination made by the department shall govern.

   D.  All Incinerators Must be Approved Prior to Installation. All refuse incinerators must be approved by the department prior to installation. Any person planning to install or operate a refuse incinerator must make suitable application to the department. Forms are available from the department.

   E.  Allowable Emissions from Incinerator. The amount of particulate matter emitted by a refuse incinerator shall be determined using methods listed in Table 4 or any other method approved by the department.

   F.  Restrictions on Emissions

       1.  No person shall cause or permit the emissions of particulate matter from any refuse incinerator in excess of 0.2 grains of particulate matter per standard cubic foot of dry flue gas corrected to 50 percent excess air or 12 percent carbon dioxide.

       2.  All refuse incinerators must be multi-chambered or equivalent. All refuse incinerators must be multichambered or of a design which the department accepts as being equivalent. All multichambered incinerators must be equipped with secondary burners of such design as to assure a temperature in the secondary combustion chamber of at least 1500 degrees F. for 0.3 seconds or greater.

       3.  Refuse burning not allowed in fuel designated installation. No person shall burn or cause or permit the burning of refuse in any installation which was designed for the sole purpose of burning fuel without the authorization of the administrative authority.

   G.  Disposal of Particulate Matter. No person shall cause or permit the handling, use, transport, or storage of any material in a manner which allows or may allow controllable particulate matter, fly ash, etc., to become airborne in such amounts as to cause a public nuisance or to cause ambient air quality standards to be exceeded.

   H.  All Incinerator Equipment to be Kept in Good Working Condition. All equipment, accessories, appurtenances, (i.e. secondary burners, etc.) of a refuse incinerator installation shall be maintained in proper working condition and shall be operated at all times when the refuse incinerator is operated. (See also LAC 33:III.905 and 915.E)

   AUTHORITY NOTE:  Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:1084.
   HISTORICAL NOTE:  Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Nuclear Energy, Air Quality Division in LR 13:741 (December 1987), as amended in LR 14:348 (June 1988).

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