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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 230. Variance for International Paper Franklin Paper Mill
11/28/2020

9VAC5-230-20. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this chapter in the context of the Regulations for the Control and Abatement of Air Pollution and related uses, the words or terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection C of this section.

B. As used in this chapter, all terms not defined herein shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5 Chapter 10 (9VAC5-10), Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.), Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1700 et seq.) or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of Part II of 9VAC5-80, or commonly ascribed to them by recognized authorities, in that order of priority.

C. Terms defined.

"Control technology application" means a document that includes such information as may be required by the department to determine the effect of the proposed physical or operational change on the ambient air quality and to determine compliance with the emission standards that are applicable. The information required shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Company name and address (or plant name and address if different from the company name), owner's name and agent, and telephone number and name of plant site manager or contact or both.

2. A description of the source's processes and products (by Standard Industrial Classification Code).

3. All emissions of regulated air pollutants.

a. An application shall describe all emissions of regulated air pollutants emitted from any emissions unit or group of emissions units to be covered by the control technology approval.

b. Emissions shall be calculated as required in a manner acceptable to the department.

c. Fugitive emissions shall be included in the application to the extent quantifiable.

4. Emissions rates in tons per year and in such terms as are necessary to establish compliance consistent with the applicable standard reference test method.

5. Information needed to determine or regulate emissions as follows: fuels, fuel use, raw materials, production rates, loading rates, and operating schedules.

6. Identification and description of air pollution control equipment and compliance monitoring devices or activities.

7. Limitations on source operation affecting emissions or any work practice standards, where applicable, for all regulated air pollutants at the source.

8. Calculations on which the information in subdivisions 3 through 7 of this subsection are based. Any calculations shall include sufficient detail to allow assessment of the validity of such calculations.

9. Any additional information or documentation that the department deems necessary to review and analyze the air pollution aspects of the physical or operational change, including the submission of measured air quality data at the proposed site prior to construction of the physical or operational change. Such measurements shall be accomplished using procedures acceptable to the department.

"Department" means the Department of Environmental Quality, an agency of the Commonwealth described in § 10.1-1183 of the Code of Virginia.

"Emissions caps" means the sitewide limitations on the rate of emissions of air pollutants established and identified as emissions caps in 9VAC5-230-40 A and B. This limitation on the annual emissions of a pollutant, expressed in tons per year, is derived from emissions factors and quantification methods believed to be accurate at the time of adoption of this chapter. Emissions attributed to the emissions caps shall include fugitive emissions to the extent quantifiable, and emissions resulting from startup, shutdown and malfunction conditions.

"EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"FESOP" means the federally enforceable state operating permit issued under the authority of the Order, which meets the requirements of Article 5 (9VAC5-80-800 et seq.) of Part II of 9VAC5 Chapter 80 to International Paper Franklin Paper Mill.

"International Paper" refers to International Paper Company, a New York corporation authorized to conduct business in Virginia and the owner and operator of a plant (the Franklin Paper Mill) located at 34040 Union Camp Drive in Franklin, Virginia.

"Major new source review (major NSR) program" means a program for the preconstruction review and permitting of new major stationary sources or major modifications (physical changes or changes in the method of operation) which are subject to review in accordance with Article 8 (9VAC5-80-1700 et seq.) or Article 9 (9VAC5-80-2000 et seq.) of Part II of 9VAC5 Chapter 80.

"Minor new source review (minor NSR) program" means a program for the preconstruction review and permitting of new stationary sources or modifications (physical changes or changes in the method of operation) which are subject to review in accordance with Article 6 (9VAC5-80-1100 et seq.) of Part II of 9VAC5 Chapter 80 and which do not qualify as new major stationary sources or major modifications under the major NSR program.

"Order" means the order granting this variance.

"Physical or operational change" means any physical or operational change at the affected facility that involves the addition of a new emissions unit.

"SAPCB Regulations" means 9VAC5 Chapters 10 through 80.

"Site" and "Facility" and "Franklin Paper Mill" mean the Kraft paper mill located on the contiguous property at 34040 Union Camp Drive, Franklin, Virginia, under common control by International Paper and its successors in ownership.

"VAC" or "9 VAC" means Title 9 of the Virginia Administrative Code. This title comprises the environmental regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the regulations of the board.

"Variance" means this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 21, Issue 24, eff. September 7, 2005.

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