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5/13/2021

Article 14. Emission Standards for Sand and Gravel Processing Operations and Stone Quarrying and Processing Operations (Rule 4-14)

9VAC5-40-1820. Applicability and designation of affected facility.

Article 14
Emission Standards for Sand and Gravel Processing Operations and Stone Quarrying and Processing Operations (Rule 4-14)

A. The affected facility to which the provisions of this article apply is each sand and gravel processing operation and each stone quarrying and processing operation.

B. The provisions of this article apply throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1401, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1830. Definitions.

A. For the purpose of these regulations and subsequent amendments or any orders issued by the board, 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 Chapter 10 (9VAC5-10-10 et seq.), unless otherwise required by context.

C. Terms defined.

"Process operation" means a method, form, action, operation or treatment of manufacturing or processing, including any storage or handling of materials or products before, during or after manufacturing or processing.

"Process unit" means any step in a manufacturing or process operation which results in the emission of pollutants to the atmosphere.

"Process weight" means total weight of all materials introduced into any process unit which may cause any emission of pollutants. Process weight includes solid fuels charged, but does not include liquid and gaseous fuels charged or combustion air for all fuels.

"Process weight rate" means a rate established as follows:

a. For continuous or long-run steady-state process operations the total process weight for the entire period of continuous operation or for a typical portion of it, divided by the number of hours of such period or portion of it.

b. For cyclical or batch process operations, the total weight for a period that covers a complete operation or an integral number of cycles, divided by the hours of actual process operation during such a period.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1402, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1840. Standard for particulate matter.

A. No owner or other person shall cause or permit any material to be produced, handled, stockpiled or transported without taking measures to reduce to a minimum any particulate matter from becoming airborne. Where it is practical to measure the emission, the emission shall not exceed the limits established by Table 4-14. All such airborne particulate matter emanating from the yards, sidings or roads of such operations shall be considered fugitive dust and shall be controlled as stipulated in 9VAC5-40-1860. All crushers shall be fitted with liquid sprays or other appropriate systems which effectively limit the escape of airborne dust. Vibrating and shaker screens handling dry materials shall be enclosed or fitted with a collector system which will prevent the release of more than 0.05 grains per standard cubic foot. All feeders, elevators, conveyors, transfer points, discharge points and loading points shall be equipped with collectors, sprays or other means when necessary to minimize the escape of dust.

TABLE 4-14

Process Weight

Maximum Allowable Emission Rate

Lb/Hr

Tons/Hr

Lb/Hr

100 or less

0.05 or less

0.551

200

0.10

0.877

400

0.20

1.40

600

0.30

1.83

800

0.40

2.22

1000

0.50

2.58

1500

0.75

3.38

2000

1.00

4.10

2500

1.25

4.76

3000

1.50

5.38

3500

1.75

5.96

4000

2.00

6.52

5000

2.50

7.58

6000

3.00

8.56

7000

3.50

9.49

8000

4.00

10.4

9000

4.50

11.2

10000

5.00

12.0

12000

6.00

13.6

16000

8.00

16.5

18000

9.00

17.9

20000

10.00

19.2

30000

15.00

25.2

40000

20.00

30.5

50000

25.00

35.4

60000

30.00

40.0

70000

35.00

41.3

80000

40.00

42.5

90000

50.00

44.6

120000

60.00

46.3

140000

70.00

47.8

160000

80.00

49.1

200000

100.00

51.3

1000000

500.00

69.0

2000000

1000.00

77.6

6000000

3000.00

92.7

B. Interpretation of emission standard in subsection A of this section shall be in accordance with 9VAC5-40-22.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to affected facilities identified in subsection A of this section and located in AQCR 7; however, the provisions of 9VAC5-40-270 shall apply to the facilities.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1403, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1850. Standard for visible emissions.

The provisions of Article 1 (9VAC5-40-60 et seq.) of this chapter (Emission Standards for Visible Emissions and Fugitive Dust/Emissions, Rule 4-1) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1404, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1860. Standard for fugitive dust/emissions.

The provisions of Article 1 (9VAC5-40-60 et seq.) of this chapter (Emission Standards for Visible Emissions and Fugitive Dust/Emissions, Rule 4-1) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1405, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1870. Standard for odor.

The provisions of Article 2 (9VAC5-40-130 et seq.) of this chapter (Emission Standards for Odor, Rule 4-2) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1406, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1880. Standard for toxic pollutants.

The provisions of Article 3 (9VAC5-40-160 et seq.) of this chapter (Emission Standards for Toxic Pollutants, Rule 4-3) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1407, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1890. Compliance.

The provisions of 9VAC5-40-20 (Compliance) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1408, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1900. Test methods and procedures.

The provisions of 9VAC5-40-30 (Emission Testing) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1409, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1910. Monitoring.

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

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1410, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1920. Notification, records and reporting.

The provisions of 9VAC5-40-50 (Notification, Records and Reporting) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1411, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1930. Registration.

The provisions of 9VAC5-20-160 (Registration) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1412, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1940. Facility and control equipment maintenance or malfunction.

The provisions of 9VAC5-20-180 (Facility and Control Equipment Maintenance or Malfunction) apply.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1413, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-1950. Permits.

A permit may be required prior to beginning any of the activities specified below and the provisions of 9VAC5 Chapter 50 (9VAC5-50-10 et seq.) and 9VAC5 Chapter 80 (9VAC5-80-10 et seq.) may apply. Owners contemplating such action should contact the appropriate regional office for guidance.

1. Construction of a facility.

2. Reconstruction (replacement of more than half) of a facility.

3. Modification (any physical change to equipment) of a facility.

4. Relocation of a facility.

5. Reactivation (restart-up) of a facility.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1414, eff. January 1, 1985.

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