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Oklahoma SIP: OK 252:100-25. Smoke, Visible Emissions and Particulates; SIP effective 2000-01-03 (OKc48) to 2009-02-26

Regulatory Text:

(As approved by EPA 11/03/1999 (64 FR 59629) at 52.1920(c)(48) effective 01/03/2000.)

252:100-25-1.  Purpose
252:100-25-2.  General prohibition
252:100-25-3.  Smoke, visible emissions and particulates
252:100-25-4.  Alternative for particulates

252:100-25-1.  Purpose

     The purpose of this Subchapter is to control the amount of smoke, visible emissions and particulates from the operation of any air contaminant source.

252:100-25-2.  General prohibition

     (a)  No person owning, leasing, or controlling the operation of any air contaminant source shall willfully, negligently, or through failure to provide necessary equipment or facilities or to take necessary precautions, permit the emission from said air contaminant source of such quantities of air contamination as will cause a condition of air pollution.

     (b)  All installations shall comply with this Subchapter upon and after February 1, 1984.

252:100-25-3.  Smoke, visible emissions and particulates

     (a)  No person shall cause, suffer, allow, or permit discharge of any fumes, aerosol, mist, gas, smoke, vapor, particulate matter, or any combination thereof of a shade or density greater than twenty (20) percent equivalent opacity.

     (b)  Subsection 252:100-25-3(a) shall not apply to:
          (1)  Smoke or visible emissions emitted during the cleaning of a fire, the building of a new fire or the blowing of soot from boilers, or other short-term occurrences, the shade or density of which is not greater than sixty (60) percent opacity for a period aggregating no more than five (5) minutes in any sixty (60) consecutive minutes and/or no more than 20 minutes in any 24-hour period.
          (2)  Smoke resulting from fires covered by the exceptions outlined in 252:100-13-7.
          (3)  An emission, where the presence of uncombined water is the only reason for failure to meet the requirements of  252:100-25-3(a).
          (4)  Smoke generated due to a malfunction in a facility wherein the source of the fuel, which in being burned produces the smoke, is not under the direct and immediate control of the facility and wherein the immediate constriction of the fuel flow at the facility would produce a hazard to life and/or property upstream from the facility to the point of the fuel source.

252:100-25-4.  Alternative for particulates

     (a)  The 20 percent opacity limit as required under 252:100-25-3 may be increased, for particulates only, provided that the owner/operator demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Oklahoma Air Quality Council at public hearing:
          (1)  that the owner/operator has installed air pollution control equipment to attempt to control both visible and particulate matter emissions to the limit required by applicable Subchapters;
          (2)  that the pollution control equipment so installed has been properly maintained, is in good working order and is operated so as to minimize emissions;
          (3)  that the installed control equipment does not, in fact, control to the limit required in 252:100-25-3;
          (4)  that the owner/operator has conducted stack test(s) using appropriate test methods as approved by the Air Quality  Division to determine mass emissions at maximum allowed capacity (i.e., permit limit, rule limit, process limit); and,
          (5)  that the owner/operator conducts detailed modeling and/or other measures deemed necessary by the Executive Director (e.g., monitoring) to demonstrate that the maximum impact of any increase of opacity will not exceed 5 ug/m3 24 hour average at any point of impact or 1 ug/m3 annual average at any point of impact.

     (b)  Upon completion of the demonstration specified in (a) of this Section, the opacity allowed will be as read by an Oklahoma Certified Visible Emission Evaluator at the time of the maximum operation stack test.

     (c)  All applications for an alternative under 252:100-25-4 will be submitted to the  Director of Air Quality Division for his review and recommendation to the Air Quality Council for final action.