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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources
9/18/2020

9VAC5-40-6770. Reporting.

A. The provisions governing reporting shall be as follows:

1. With regard to the emissions standards in 9VAC5-40-6670 A, 9VAC5-40-6680, and 9VAC5-40-6690, the provisions of 9VAC5-40-50 (Notification, records and reporting) apply.

2. With regard to the emission limits in 9VAC5-40-6570 through 9VAC5-40-6660 and 9VAC5-40-6670 B, the following provisions apply:

a. 9VAC5-40-50 F and H;

b. 40 CFR 60.7; and

c. Subsections B and C of this section.

B. The owner of an affected facility shall submit (i) an initial report; (ii) annual reports; and (iii) semiannual reports for any emission or parameter level that does not meet the provisions of this article, as described in subdivisions B 1 through 3 of this subsection. All reports shall be submitted on paper, postmarked on or before the submittal dates in subdivisions B 1 through 3. Electronic reports may be submitted with the board's prior approval. All reports required by subdivisions B 1 a, 2, and 3 shall be maintained onsite for five years.

1. As specified in 40 CFR 60.7(c), the initial report shall be submitted no later than 180 days after the final compliance date specified in 9VAC5-40-6710 A. The initial report shall include the following:

a. The emission levels measured on the date of the initial evaluation of the continuous emission monitoring systems for all of the following pollutants or parameters as recorded in accordance with 9VAC5-40-6760 E 2:

(1) The 24-hour daily geometric average concentration of sulfur dioxide emissions or the 24-hour daily geometric percent reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions.

(2) For Class I units, the 24-hour daily arithmetic average concentration of nitrogen oxides emissions.

(3) The four-hour block or 24-hour daily arithmetic average concentration of carbon monoxide emissions.

(4) The four-hour block arithmetic average load level of the municipal waste combustion unit.

(5) The four-hour block arithmetic average flue gas temperature at the inlet of the particulate matter control device.

b. The results of the initial emission tests as required by 9VAC5-40-6730 C and recorded in 9VAC5-40-6760 D.

c. The test report that documents the initial emission tests, including supporting calculations.

d. The initial performance evaluation of the continuous emissions monitoring systems, using the applicable performance specifications in appendix B of 40 CFR Part 60 to conduct the evaluation.

e. The maximum demonstrated load of the municipal waste combustion unit and the maximum demonstrated temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter control device, using values established during the initial emission test for dioxins/furans emissions, and including supporting calculations.

f. If activated carbon is used to control dioxins/furans or mercury emissions, the average carbon feed rates recorded during the initial emission tests for dioxins/furans and mercury emissions, including supporting calculations as specified in 9VAC5-40-6760 F 1 a and b.

g. If carbon dioxide is monitored instead of oxygen as a diluent gas, the relationship between oxygen and carbon dioxide as specified in 9VAC5-40-6750 F.

2. The annual report shall be submitted no later than February 1 of each year that follows the calendar year in which the data is collected. If the facility has a federal operating permit for any unit, the permit may require submittal of semiannual reports. The annual report shall summarize data collected for all pollutants and parameters regulated under this article, and shall include:

a. The results of the annual emission test as required by 9VAC5-40-6730 C and as recorded under 9VAC5-40-6760 D 1.

b. A list of the highest average levels recorded, in the appropriate units, for the following pollutants and parameters:

(1) Sulfur dioxide emissions.

(2) For Class I units, nitrogen oxides emissions.

(3) Carbon monoxide emissions.

(4) Load level of the municipal waste combustion unit.

(5) Temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter air pollution control device (four-hour block average).

c. The highest six-minute opacity level measured. The value shall be based on all six-minute average opacity levels recorded by the continuous opacity monitoring system as required by 9VAC5-40-6760 E 1 a.

d. For municipal waste combustion units that use activated carbon for controlling dioxins/furans or mercury emissions, the following records shall be included:

(1) The average carbon feed rates recorded during the most recent dioxins/furans and mercury emission tests.

(2) The lowest eight-hour block average carbon feed rate recorded during the year.

(3) The total carbon purchased and delivered to the municipal waste combustion plant for each calendar quarter. If the total carbon purchased and delivered is evaluated on a municipal waste combustion unit basis, the total carbon purchased and delivered for each individual municipal waste combustion unit shall be recorded.

(4) The required quarterly carbon usage of the municipal waste combustion plant calculated using the equations in 9VAC5-40-6760 F 1 e (1) and (2). If the required quarterly usage for carbon is evaluated on a municipal waste combustion unit basis, the required quarterly usage for each municipal waste combustion unit shall be recorded.

e. The total number of days the minimum number of hours of data for the following pollutants or parameters were not obtained, including the reasons why data were not obtained and corrective actions taken to obtain the data in the future:

(1) Sulfur dioxide emissions.

(2) For Class I units, nitrogen oxides emissions.

(3) Carbon monoxide emissions.

(4) Load level of the municipal waste combustion unit.

(5) Temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter air pollution control device.

(6) Carbon feed rate.

f. The number of hours data have been excluded from the calculation of average levels (include the reasons for excluding it), for the following pollutants and parameters:

(1) Sulfur dioxide emissions.

(2) For Class I units, nitrogen oxides emissions.

(3) Carbon monoxide emissions.

(4) Load level of the municipal waste combustion unit.

(5) Temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter air pollution control device.

(6) Carbon feed rate.

g. A notice of intent to begin a reduced emission testing schedule for dioxins/furans emissions during the following calendar year if the facility is eligible for alternative scheduling as provided in 9VAC5-40-6740 E 1 or 2.

h. A notice of intent to begin a reduced emission testing schedule for other pollutants during the following calendar year if the facility is eligible for alternative scheduling as provided in 9VAC5-40-6740 E 1.

i. A summary of any emission or parameter level that did not meet the limits specified in this article.

j. A summary of the data in subdivisions B 2 a through d of this section from the year preceding the reporting year, which gives the board a summary of the performance of the municipal waste combustion unit over a two-year period.

k. If carbon dioxide is monitored instead of oxygen as a diluent gas, documentation of the relationship between oxygen and carbon dioxide, as specified in 9VAC5-40-6750 F.

l. Documentation of periods when all certified chief facility operators and certified shift supervisors are offsite for more than 12 hours.

3. A semiannual report on any recorded emission or parameter level that does not meet the requirements specified in this article shall be submitted. For data collected during the first half of a calendar year, the report shall be submitted by August 1 of that year. For data collected during the second half of the calendar year, the report shall be submitted by February 1 of the following year. The following information shall be included:

a. For any of the following pollutants and parameters that exceeded the limits specified in this article, the calendar date they exceeded the limits, the averaged and recorded data for that date, the reasons for exceeding the limits, and corrective actions taken:

(1) Concentration or percent reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions.

(2) For Class I units, concentration of nitrogen oxides emissions.

(3) Concentration of carbon monoxide emissions.

(4) Load level of the municipal waste combustion unit.

(5) Temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter air pollution control device.

(6) Average six-minute opacity level. The data obtained from the continuous opacity monitoring system are not used to determine compliance with the limit on opacity emissions.

b. If the results of the annual emission tests (as recorded in 9VAC5-40-6760 D 1) show emissions above the limits for dioxins/furans, cadmium, lead, mercury, particulate matter, opacity, hydrogen chloride, and fugitive ash, a copy of the test report that documents the emission levels and corrective actions taken shall be included.

c. Municipal waste combustion units that apply activated carbon to control dioxins/furans or mercury emissions shall include the following.

(1) Documentation of all dates when the eight-hour block average carbon feed rate (calculated from the carbon injection system operating parameter) is less than the highest carbon feed rate established during the most recent mercury and dioxins/furans emission test, as specified in 9VAC5-40-6760 F 1 a, including (i) eight-hour average carbon feed rate, (ii) reasons for occurrences of low carbon feed rates, (iii) corrective actions taken to meet the carbon feed rate requirement, and (iv) the calendar date.

(2) Documentation of each quarter when total carbon purchased and delivered to the municipal waste combustion plant is less than the total required quarterly usage of carbon. If the total carbon purchased and delivered is evaluated on a municipal waste combustion unit basis, the total carbon purchased and delivered for each individual municipal waste combustion unit shall be recorded. The following information shall be included: (i) amount of carbon purchased and delivered to the plant, (ii) required quarterly usage of carbon, (iii) reasons for not meeting the required quarterly usage of carbon, (iv) corrective actions taken to meet the required quarterly usage of carbon, and (v) the calendar date.

C. Changes to semiannual or annual reporting dates may be pursued in accordance with the procedures of 40 CFR 60.19(c), and with the approval of the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003.

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