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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

9VAC5-40-7380. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of applying this article 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 article, all terms not defined here shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5-10, unless otherwise required by context.

C. Terms defined.

"Capacity factor" means the ratio of the average load on a machine or equipment for the period of time considered to be the capacity rating of the machine or equipment.

"Combustion modification" means any change to the configuration of the burners or the firing method or mechanism of any combustion equipment for the purpose of reducing the emissions of nitrogen oxides. Acceptable combustion equipment changes within the context of this term include, but are not limited to, reburning, burners out of service, flue gas recirculation, fuel substitution, engine adjustments, engine modifications, fuel modifications and the addition of over fire air and low nitrogen oxides burner systems.

"Fossil fuel" means natural gas, petroleum, coal and any form of solid, liquid or gaseous fuel derived from such materials for the purpose of creating useful heat.

"Fuel burning equipment" means any furnace, with fuel burning equipment appurtenances thereto, used in the process of burning fuel for the primary purpose of producing heat to be utilized by indirect heat transfer or producing power. This includes facilities that are designed as boilers to produce steam or heated water and are designed to burn either fossil fuel or refuse derived fuel. It does not include such facilities if designed primarily to burn raw refuse.

"Gas turbine" means a rotary internal combustion engine fueled by liquid or gaseous fuel.

"Heat input" means the total gross calorific value of all fuels burned.

"Incinerator" means any device, apparatus, equipment, or structure using combustion or pyrolysis for destroying, or reducing the volume of any material or substance.

"Internal combustion engine" means a reciprocating engine that is fueled by liquid or gaseous fuel.

"Presumptive RACT" means the emission limit that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of reasonably available control technology that is defined in 9VAC5-40-7430.

"Process heater" means any fuel burning equipment that is used to produce heat for use in a manufacturing process. This term includes boilers that use a heat transfer medium other than water, but does not include drying ovens, steam generating units, or other drying apparatus.

"Rated capacity" means the capacity as stipulated in the purchase contract for the condition of 100% load, or such other capacities as mutually agreed to by the board and owner using good engineering judgment.

"Reasonably available control technology" or "RACT" means the lowest emission limit that a particular source is capable of meeting by the application of control technology that is reasonably available, considering technological and economic feasibility.

"Refuse derived fuel (RDF)" means fuel produced from solid or liquid waste (includes materials customarily referred to as refuse and other discarded materials) or both that has been segregated and classified, with the useable portions being put through a size reduction and classification process which results in a relatively homogeneous mixture.

"Steam generating unit" means any furnace, boiler or other device used for combusting fuel for the purpose of producing steam.

"Theoretical potential to emit" means the maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit a pollutant based on emissions at design capacity or maximum production and maximum operating hours (8,760 hours/year) before add-on controls, unless the facility is subject to state and federally enforceable permit conditions that limit production rates or hours of operation. Emissions from all facilities, including facilities exempt from any other emission standard for volatile organic compounds or nitrogen oxides in this chapter, shall be added together to determine theoretical potential to emit.

"Tpy" means tons per year.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 110, 111, 123, 129, 171, 172 and 182 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Parts 51 and 60.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 23, Issue 05, eff. December 15, 2006.

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