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New Mexico SIP: NM except Bernalillo County Part 15: Pumice, Mica and Perlite Process Equipment

Regulatory Text: 
             P. O. BOX 26110/1190 ST. FRANCIS DRIVE
                    SANTA FE, NM  87502-0110



(Approved by EPA 09/26/97 (62 FR 50518) at 52.1620(c)(66) effective 11/25/97. Dates in brackets within the regulation are State effective dates.)

100. ISSUING AGENCY:  Environmental Improvement Board.  [11-30-95]

101. SCOPE:  All geographic areas within the jurisdiction of the Environmental Improvement Board.  [11-30-95]

102. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Environmental Improvement Act, NMSA 1978, Section 74-1-8(A)(4) and (7), and Air Quality Control Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 74-2-1 et seq., including specifically, Section 74-2-5(A), (B) and (C).  [11-30-95]

103. DURATION:  Permanent.  [11-30-95]

104. EFFECTIVE DATE:  November 30, 1995.  [11-30-95]

105. OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this Part is to establish particulate matter emission standards for pumice, mica and perlite process equipment.  [11-30-95]

106. AMENDMENT AND SUPERSESSION OF PRIOR REGULATIONS: This Part amends and supersedes Air Quality Control Regulation ("AQCR") 505 - Pumice, Mica and Perlite Process Equipment last filed September 13, 1971.  [11-30-95]

     A.  All references to AQCR 505 in any other rule shall be construed as a reference to this Part.  [11-30-95]

     B.  The amendment and supersession of AQCR 505 shall not affect any administrative or judicial enforcement action pending on the effective date of such amendment nor the validity of any permit issued pursuant to AQCR 505. [11-30-95]

107.  DEFINITIONS: In addition to the terms defined in Part 2 - Definitions, as used in this Part:  [11-30-95]

     A.   "Part" means an air quality control regulation under Title 20, Chapter 2 of the New Mexico Administrative Code, unless otherwise noted; as adopted or amended by the Board. [11-30-95]

     B.   "Process weight" means the total of all materials including solid fuel but not including liquid or gaseous fuel or combustion air introduced into any specific process.  [11-30-95]

     C.   "Process Weight Per Hour" means a quantity derived by dividing the total process weight by the number of hours in the complete operation, excluding any time during which the equipment is idle.  [11-30-95]

     A.   The owner or operator of pumice, mica or perlite process equipment shall not permit, cause, suffer or allow particulate matter emissions to the atmosphere from a stack or stacks in excess of the maximum amounts specified in the following table:

      Process Rate                      Stack Emission Rate
      Pounds per Hour                   Pounds per Hour

          10,000                              10
          20,000                              15
          30,000                              22   
          40,000                              28
          50,000                              31
         100,000                              33
         200,000                              37
         300,000                              40
         400,000                              43
         500,000                              47
         600,000 & Above                      50


        B.     When the process rate is between any two consecutive process rates in the table, the maximum stack emission rate is determined by interpolation. Where an operation has more than one stack, the maximum stack emission rate applies to the total of the emissions from all stacks. [11-30-95]

109. STACK CONFINEMENT OF EMISSIONS:    Within technical feasibility, all particulate matter emissions to the atmosphere resulting directly from the operation of pumice, mica or perlite process equipment shall be limited to the stack outlet or outlets.  Particulate matter emissions not governed by this Section are governed by Section 110.  [11-30-95]

110. OTHER PARTICULATE CONTROL:    The owner or operator of  pumice, mica or perlite process equipment shall not permit, cause, suffer or allow any material to be handled, transported, stored or disposed of or a building or road to be used, constructed, altered or demolished without taking reasonable precautions to prevent particulate matter from becoming airborne.  [11-30-95]