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Outdated Exemption List, Subchapter K - September 1, 1999

Synopsis of specific exemptions from air permitting that were in effect on this date.

30 TAC 106 - Subchapter K General

106.261 Facilities (Emission Limitations) (Previously SE106)
106.262 Facilities (Emission and Distance Limitations) (Previously SE118)
106.263 Repairs and Maintenance (Previously SE70)
106.264 Replacements of Facilities (Previously SE111)
106.265 Hand Held and Manually Operated Machines (Previously SE40)
106.266 Vacuum Cleaning Systems (Previously SE59)

106.261 Facilities (Emission Limitations) (Previously SE 106)

Facilities, or physical or operational changes to a facility, are exempt provided that all of the following conditions of this section are satisfied.

(1) This section shall not be used to authorize construction of or any change to a facility authorized in another section of this chapter (see 106.262(1) of this title (relating to Facilities (Emission and Distance Limitations) (Previously SE 118)).

(2) The facilities or changes shall be located at least 100 feet from any recreational area or residence or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner or operator of the facilities or the owner of the property upon which the facilities are located.

(3) Total new or increased emissions, including fugitives, shall not exceed 6.0 pounds per hour (lb/hr) and ten tons per year of the following materials: acetylene, argon, butane, crude oil, refinery petroleum fractions (except for pyrolysis naphthas and pyrolysis gasoline) containing less than ten volume percent benzene, carbon monoxide, cyclohexane, cyclohexene, cyclopentane, ethyl acetate, ethanol, ethyl ether, ethylene, fluorocarbons Numbers 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 113, 114, 115, and 116, helium, isohexane, isopropyl alcohol, methyl acetylene, methyl chloroform, methyl cyclohexane, neon, nonane, oxides of nitrogen, propane, propyl alcohol, propylene, propyl ether, sulfur dioxide, alumina, calcium carbonate, calcium silicate, cellulose fiber, cement dust, emery dust, glycerin mist, gypsum, iron oxide dust, kaolin, limestone, magnesite, marble, pentaerythritol, plaster of paris, silicon, silicon carbide, starch, sucrose, zinc stearate, or zinc oxide.

(4) Total new or increased emissions, including fugitives, shall not exceed 1.0 lb/hr of any chemical having a limit value (L) greater than 200 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3) as listed and referenced in Table 262 of 106.262 of this title or of any other chemical not listed or referenced in Table 262. Emissions of a chemical with a limit value of less than 200 mg/m3 are not allowed under this section.

(5) For physical changes or modifications to existing facilities, there shall be no changes to or additions of any air pollution abatement equipment.

(6) Visible emissions, except uncombined water, to the atmosphere from any point or fugitive source shall not exceed 5.0% opacity in any five-minute period.

(7) For emission increases of five tons per year or greater, notification must be provided using Form PI-7-261 within ten days following the installation or modification of the facilities. The notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any.

(8) For emission increases of less than five tons per year, notification must be provided using either:

(A) Form PI-7-261 within ten days following the installation or modification of the facilities. The notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any; or

(B) Form PI-7-261(a) by March 31 of the following year summarizing all uses of this exemption in the previous calendar year. This annual notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, data identifying specific chemical names, limit values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any.

(9) This exemption is effective January 1, 1999. The registration requirements in paragraphs (7) and (8) of this section begin January 1, 1999. Registration under paragraph (8)(B) of this section is due beginning March 31, 2000, for exemptions claimed in calendar year 1999.

106.262 Facilities (Emission and Distance Limitations) (Previously SE 118)

Facilities, or physical or operational changes to a facility, are exempt provided that all of the following conditions of this section are satisfied.

(1) This section shall not be used to authorize construction or any change to a facility specifically authorized in another section of this chapter, but not meeting the requirements of that section. However, once the requirements of a section of this chapter are met, paragraphs (3) and (4) of this section may be used to qualify the use of other chemicals at the facility.

(2) Emission points associated with the facilities or changes shall be located at least 100 feet from any off-plant receptor. Off-plant receptor means any recreational area or residence or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner or operator of the facilities or the owner of the property upon which the facilities are located.

(3) New or increased emissions, including fugitives, of chemicals shall not be emitted in a quantity greater than five tons per year nor in a quantity greater than E as determined using the equation E = L/K and the following table. Figure: 30 TAC § 106.262(3)

D, Feet K
100 326 E = maximum allowable hourly emission,
and never to exceed 6 pounds per
hour.
200 200
300 139
400 104
500 81 L = value as listed or referenced in Table 262
600 65
700 54
800 46 K = value from the table on this page.
(interpolate intermediate values)
900 39
1,000 34
2,000 14 D = distance to the nearest off-plant receptor.
3,000 or more 8

TABLE 262
LIMIT VALUES (L) FOR USE WITH EXEMPTIONS FROM PERMITTING § 106.262

The values are not to be interpreted as acceptable health effects values relative to the issuance of any permits under Chapter 116 of this title (relating to Control of Air Pollution by Permits for New Construction or Modification).


Compound
Limit (L)
Milligrams Per Cubic Meter
Acetone

590.

Acetaldehyde 9.
Acetone Cyanohydrin 4.
Acetonitrile 34.
Acetylene 2662.
N-Amyl Acetate 2.7
Sec-Amyl Acetate 1.1
Benzene 3.
Beryllium and Compounds 0.0005
Boron Trifluoride, as HF 0.5
Butyl Alcohol, - 76.
Butyl Acrylate 19.
Butyl Chromate 0.01
Butyl Glycidyl Ether 30.
Butyl Mercaptan 0.3
Butyraldehyde 1.4
Butyric Acid 1.8
Butyronitrile 22.
Carbon Tetrachloride 12.
Chloroform 10.
Chlorophenol 0.2
Chloroprene 3.6
Chromic Acid 0.01
Chromium Metal, Chromium II and III Compounds 0.1
Chromium VI Compounds 0.01
Coal Tar Pitch Volatiles 0.1
Creosote 0.1
Cresol 0.5
Cumene 50.
Dicyclopentadiene 3.1
Diethylaminoethanol 5.5
Diisobutyl Ketone 63.9
Dimethyl Aniline 6.4
Dioxane 3.6
Dipropylamine 8.4
Ethyl Acrylate 0.5
Ethylene Dibromide 0.38
Ethylene Glycol 26.
Ethylene Glycol Dinitrate 0.1
Ethylidene-2-norbornene, 5- 7.
Ethyl Mercaptan 0.08
Ethyl Sulfide 1.6
Glycolonitrile 5.
Halothane 16
Heptane 350.
Hexanediamine, 1,6- 0.32
Hydrogen Chloride 1.
Hydrogen Fluoride 0.5
Hydrogen Sulfide 1.1
Isoamyl Acetate 133.
Isoamyl Alcohol 15.
Isobutyronitrile 22.
Kepone 0.001
Kerosene 100.
Malononitrile 8.
Mesityl Oxide 40.
Methyl Acrylate 5.8
Methyl Amyl Ketone 9.4
Methyl-t-butyl ether 45.
Methyl Butyl Ketone 4.
Methyl Disulfide 2.2
Methylenebis (2-chloroaniline) (MOCA) 0.003
Methylene Chloride 26.
Methyl Isoamyl Ketone 5.6
Methyl Mercaptan 0.2
Methyl Methacrylate 34.
Methyl Propyl Ketone 530.
Methyl Sulfide 0.3
Mineral Spirits 350.
Naphtha 350.
Nickel, Inorganic Compounds 0.015
Nitroglycerine 0.1
Nitropropane 5.
Octane 350.
Parathion 0.05
Pentane 350.
Perchloroethylene 33.5
Petroleum Ether 350
Phenyl Mercaptan 0.4
Propionitrile 14.
Propyl Acetate 62.6
Propylene Oxide 20.
Propyl Mercaptan 0.23
Silica-amorphous- precipitated, silica gel 4.
Silicon Carbide 4.
Stoddard Solvent 350.
Styrene 21.
Succinonitrile 20.
Tolidine 0.02
Trichloroethylene 135.
Trimethylamine 0.1
Valeric Acid 0.34
Vinyl Acetate 15.
Vinyl Chloride 2.

NOTE: The time weighted average (TWA) Threshold Limit Value (TLV) published by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), in its TLVs and BEIs guide (1997 Edition) shall be used for compounds not included in the table. The Short Term Exposure Level (STEL) or Ceiling Limit (annotated with a "C") published by the ACGIH shall be used for compounds that do not have a published TWA TLV. This section cannot be used if the compound is not listed in the table or does not have a published TWA TLV, STEL, or Ceiling Limit in the ACGIH TLVs and BEIs guide.

(4) Notification must be provided using Form PI-7 within ten days following the installation or modification of the facilities. The notification shall include a description of the project, calculations, and data identifying specific chemical names, L values, D values, and a description of pollution control equipment, if any.

(5) The facilities in which the following chemicals will be handled shall be located at least 300 feet from the nearest property line and 600 feet from any off-plant receptor and the cumulative amount of any of the following chemicals resulting from one or more authorizations under this section (but not including permit authorizations) shall not exceed 500 pounds on the plant property and all listed chemicals shall be handled only in unheated containers operated in compliance with the United States Department of Transportation regulations (49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 171- 178): acrolein, allyl chloride, ammonia (anhydrous), arsine, boron trifluoride, bromine, carbon disulfide, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, chlorine trifluoride, chloroacetaldehyde, chloropicrin, chloroprene, diazomethane, diborane, diglycidyl ether, dimethylhydrazine, ethyleneimine, ethyl mercaptan, fluorine, formaldehyde (anhydrous), hydrogen bromide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen selenide, hydrogen sulfide, ketene, methylamine, methyl bromide, methyl hydrazine, methyl isocyanate, methyl mercaptan, nickel carbonyl, nitric acid, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxygen difluoride, ozone, pentaborane, perchloromethyl mercaptan, perchloryl fluoride, phosgene, phosphine, phosphorus trichloride, selenium hexafluoride, stibine, liquified sulfur dioxide, sulfur pentafluoride, and tellurium hexafluoride. Containers of these chemicals may not be vented or opened directly to the atmosphere at any time.

(6) For physical changes or modifications to existing facilities, there shall be no ch anges or additions of air pollution abatement equipment.

(7) Visible emissions, except uncombined water, to the atmosphere from any point or fugitive source shall not exceed 5.0% opacity in any five-minute period.

106.263 Repairs and Maintenance (Previously SE 70)

Repairs or maintenance not involving structural changes where no new or permanent facilities are installed are exempt.

106.264 Replacements of Facilities (Previously SE 111)

A facility which replaces an existing facility is exempt provided that the following conditions of this section are satisfied:

(1) the replacement facility functions in the same or similar manner as the facility to be replaced;

(2) the emissions from the replacement facility are not more than nor have different characteristics than those from the facility to be replaced;

(3) the emissions from the replacement facility will not exceed 25 tons per year of any air contaminant;

(4) the physical location of the replacement facility is the same or immediately adjacent to the facility being replaced;

(5) there will be no increase in capacity, production rate, or throughput as a result of the replacement;

(6) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3) of this section, the emissions from the replacement facility will not contain any compounds (other than carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, or sulfur dioxide) listed or proposed to be listed as hazardous constituents in 40 Code of Federal Regulations 261, Appendix VIII;

(7) notification of the replacement is provided to the executive director within ten days following installation of the replacement facility.

106.265 Hand-held and Manually Operated Machines (Previously SE 40)

Hand-held or manually operated equipment used for buffing, polishing, carving, cutting, drilling, machining, routing, sanding, sawing, surface grinding, or turning of ceramic art work, ceramic precision parts, leather, metals, plastics, fiber board, masonry, carbon, glass, graphite, or wood is exempt.

106.266 Vacuum Cleaning Systems (Previously SE 59)

Vacuum cleaning systems used exclusively for industrial, commercial, or residential housekeeping purposes are exempt.

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