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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 9. Environment
Agency 5. State Air Pollution Control Board
Chapter 40. Existing Stationary Sources
9/23/2020

9VAC5-40-8130. Operator Training and Certification.

A. Each chief facility operator and shift supervisor of an affected facility shall obtain and maintain a current provisional operator training certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as provided in the "Standard for the Qualification and Certification of Resource Recovery Facility Operators" (see 9VAC5-20-21) or a board-approved certification program.

B. Each chief facility operator and shift supervisor of an affected facility shall have completed full certification or scheduled a full certification exam with either the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as provided in the "Standard for the Qualification and Certification of Resource Recovery Facility Operators" (see 9VAC5-20-21) or a board-approved certification program.

C. No owner of an affected facility shall allow the facility to be operated at any time unless a person is on duty who is responsible for the proper operation of the facility and has a license from the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators in the correct classification. No provision of this article shall relieve any owner from the responsibility to comply in all respects with the requirements of Chapter 22.1 (§ 54.1-2209 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, and with 18VAC155 Chapter 20.

D. No owner of an affected facility shall allow the facility to be operated at any time unless one of the following persons is on duty and at the affected facility: a fully certified chief facility operator, a provisionally certified chief facility operator who is scheduled to take the full certification exam according to the schedule specified in 9VAC5-40-8110 B 1, a fully certified shift supervisor, or a provisionally certified shift supervisor who is scheduled to take the full certification exam according to the schedule specified in 9VAC5-40-8110 B 1.

If one of the persons listed in this subsection must leave the affected facility during that person's operating shift, a provisionally certified control room operator who is onsite at the affected facility may fulfill the requirement in this subsection.

E. All chief facility operators, shift supervisors, and control room operators at affected facilities must complete the board-approved municipal waste combustor operator training course.

F. The owner of an affected facility shall develop and update on a yearly basis a site-specific operating manual that shall, at a minimum, address the elements of municipal waste combustor unit operation specified in this subsection.

1. A summary of the applicable standards under this article;

2. A description of basic combustion theory applicable to a municipal waste combustor unit;

3. Procedures for receiving, handling, and feeding municipal solid waste;

4. Municipal waste combustor unit startup, shutdown, and malfunction procedures;

5. Procedures for maintaining proper combustion air supply levels;

6. Procedures for operating the municipal waste combustor unit within the standards established under this article;

7. Procedures for responding to periodic upset or off-specification conditions;

8. Procedures for minimizing particulate matter carryover;

9. Procedures for handling ash;

10. Procedures for monitoring municipal waste combustor unit emissions; and

11. Reporting and recordkeeping procedures.

G. The owner of an affected facility shall establish a training program to review the operating manual according to the schedule specified in this subsection with each person who has responsibilities affecting the operation of an affected facility including, but not limited to, chief facility operators, shift supervisors, control room operators, ash handlers, maintenance personnel, and crane/load handlers.

1. Each person specified in this subsection shall undergo initial training no later than the date specified in subdivision 1 a or 1 b of this subsection, whichever is later.

a. The date prior to the day the person assumes responsibilities affecting municipal waste combustor unit operation; or

b. August 4, 2000.

2. Each person specified in this subsection shall undergo initial training annually, following the initial review required by subdivision 1 of this subsection.

H. The operating manual required by subsection F of this section shall be kept in a readily accessible location for all persons required to undergo training under subsection G of this section. The operating manual and records of training shall be available for inspection by the board upon request.

I. The requirements of subsections A and B of this section with regard to obtaining operator training certification through a program approved by the board may be met by obtaining a license from the Board for Waste Management Facility Operators. All training and licensing shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 22.1 (§ 54.1-2209 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, and with 18VAC155 Chapter 20.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1308 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 15, Issue 21, eff. August 4, 1999; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 07, eff. February 1, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 2003.

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