Outdated Exemption List, Subchapter L - Feed - March 14, 1997
30 TAC 106 - Subchapter L Feed, Fiber and Fertilizer - Feed
Modifications to feed milling operations which satisfy the following conditions of this section are exempt.
(1) In conjunction with the installation of additional grain or feed storage silos, including bins used for loading out finished feed, all materials shall be transported in a closed conveying system when handled mechanically or pneumatically. Exhaust air to the atmosphere shall be vented through a fabric filter having a maximum filtering velocity of 4.0 feet per minute (ft/min) with mechanical cleaning or 7.0 ft/min with automatic air cleaning.
(2) In conjunction with the installation of a pellet mill/pellet cooler system, the air from the pellet cooler shall be vented through a high efficiency cyclone collector which has a cone length at least twice the diameter of the cyclone.
Any feed grinding operation which is used only for noncommercial purposes is exempt.
Any grain handling, storage, and drying facility which meets paragraphs (1)-(3) of this section is exempt.
(1) The facility is in noncommercial use only--that is, used only to handle, dry, and/or store grain produced by the owner(s) of the facility if the following conditions are satisfied:
(A) the total storage capacity does not exceed 750,000 bushels;
(B) the grain handling capacity does not exceed 4,000 bushels per hour;
(C) the facility is located at least 500 feet from any recreational area or residence or business not occupied or used solely by the owner of the facility.
(2) The facility is in commercial use and the following conditions are satisfied:
(A) the total storage capacity of the new and any existing facility or facilities does not exceed 1.5 million bushels;
(B) the facility shall be located at least 1/4 mile from any recreational area or residence or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner or operator of the facility or the owner of the property upon which the facility is located;
(C) before construction of the facility begins, written site approval shall be received from the executive director and the facility shall be registered with the commission using Form PI-7.
(3) The installation of additional grain storage capacity which satisfies the following conditions:
(A) there shall be no increase in hourly grain handling capacity;
(B) existing grain receiving and loadout facilities are utilized;
(C) grain shall be conveyed by closed conveying systems and air suction shall not be pulled on any conveying unit;
(D) written site approval shall be received from the executive director before construction begins for facilities utilizing existing grain receiving facilities when new gravity or auger loadout systems are to be installed.
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