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Virginia Administrative Code
5/13/2021

Article 19. Emission Standards for Lightweight Aggregate Process Operations (Rule 4-19)

9VAC5-40-2540. Applicability and designation of affected facility.

Article 19
Emission Standards for Lightweight Aggregate Process Operations (Rule 4-19)

A. The affected facility to which the provisions of this article apply is each lightweight aggregate process 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 VR120-04-1901, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2550. 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 any 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 VR120-04-1902, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2560. Standard for particulate matter.

A. No owner or other person shall cause, or permit to be discharged into the atmosphere from any lightweight aggregate process operation any particulate emissions in excess of the limits in Table 4-19.

TABLE 4-19

Process Weight Rate
Tons/Hr

Maximum Allowable Emission Rate
Lb/Hr

.05 or less

.176

.10

.351

.20

.702

.30

1.053

.40

1.404

.50

1.76

.75

2.64

1.0

3.51

1.25

5.27

1.75

6.15

2.0

7.02

4.0

14.0

6.0

21.1

8.0

28.1

10.0

35.1

15.0

52.7

20.0

70.2

25.0

87.8

30.0

105.0

35.0

123.0

40.0

140.0

45.0

158.0

50.0

176.0

B. Except as provided in subsection C of this section, interpretation of the emission standard in subsection A of this section shall be in accordance with 9VAC5-40-22.

C. For a process weight rate between any two consecutive rates in Table 4-19, or for rates over 50 tons per hour, the maximum allowable emission rate may be calculated by the following equation:

E = 3.51 P

where:

E = emission rate in lb/hr.

P = process weight rate in tons/hr.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1903, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2570. Standard for sulfur oxides.

No owner or other person shall cause, or permit fuel with a sulfur content in excess of three pounds per million Btu to be used in the processing of lightweight aggregate.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR120-04-1904, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2580. 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 VR120-04-1905, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2590. 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 VR120-04-1906, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2600. 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 VR120-04-1907, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2610. 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 VR120-04-1908, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2620. 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 VR120-04-1909, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2630. 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 VR120-04-1910, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2640. 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 VR120-04-1911, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2650. 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 VR120-04-1912, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2660. 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 VR120-04-1913, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2670. 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 VR120-04-1914, eff. January 1, 1985.

9VAC5-40-2680. 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 VR120-04-1915, eff. January 1, 1985.

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