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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources
9/29/2020

9VAC5-40-1000. Monitoring.

A. The provisions of 9VAC5-40-40 (Monitoring) apply.

B. Unless otherwise approved by the board, owners of fossil-fuel fired steam generators specified in subsection C of this section shall install, calibrate, maintain and operate systems for continuously monitoring and recording specified emissions in accordance with 9VAC5-40-40 and 9VAC5-40-41.

C. Fossil-fuel fired steam generators of greater than 250 million Btu per hour maximum heat input with an annual average capacity factor of greater than 30% (as reported to the Federal Power Commission for calendar year 1974, or as otherwise demonstrated to the board by the owner) shall be monitored for opacity except where:

1. Gaseous fuel is the only fuel burned, or

2. Oil or a mixture of gas and oil are the only fuels burned and the facility is able to comply with applicable particulate matter and visible emission standards without utilization of particulate matter collection equipment, and where the facility has never been found, through any administrative or judicial proceedings, to be in violation of any visible emission standard.

D. The continuous monitoring system shall be spanned at 80, 90 or 100% opacity.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1307 and 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-0813, eff. January 1, 1985.

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