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Title 30 TAC 116.621 - June 7, 1996

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

Subchapter F Standard Permits - Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

116.621 Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

A person may claim a standard permit for the construction or modification to a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) or municipal solid waste facility (MSW facility) as defined in § 101.1 of this title (relating to Definitions), including, but not limited to, Type I, Type 1-AE, Type II, Type III, Type IV, Type IV-AE, Type VI, and Type IX sites as defined in § 330.41 of this title (relating to Types of Municipal Solid Waste Sites).

(1) An MSWLF and associated waste acceptance and handling facilities which comply with § 116.610 of this title (relating to Applicability), except § 116.610(a)(1) of this title; § 116.611 of this title (relating to Registration Requirements); § 116.614 of this title (relating to Standard Permit Fees); and § 116.615 of this title (relating to General Conditions) qualify for a standard permit.

(2) Separate permit authorization under Subchapter B of this chapter (relating to New Source Review Permits) must be obtained for the following:

(A) industrial solid waste solidification/stabilization facilities;

(B) outdoor burning;

(C) waste incineration other than that used to control landfill gas emissions;

(D) landfill cells in which any regulated quantities of hazardous waste will be placed;

(E) MSWLF and MSW facilities with passive collection systems as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), § 60.751; and

(F) any project which constitutes a new major source, or major modification under the new source review requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act, Part C (Prevention of Significant Deterioration review) or Part D (nonattainment review) and regulations promulgated thereunder shall be subject to the requirements of § 116.110 of this title (relating to Applicability) rather than this subchapter.

(3) Registration shall include, in addition to the information required by § 116.611 of this title, an initial design capacity report in accordance with 40 CFR, § 60.757(a)(2).

(4) The permit holder shall comply with the air emissions standards as specified in 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart WWW, with the following additions and changes.

(A) The gas collection and control system (GCCS) shall conform with specifications for active collection systems as specified in 40 CFR, § 60.759.

(B) The GCCS shall be designed to control nonmethane organic compounds (NMOC) gas emissions in one or more of the following ways by routing the total collected gas to:

(i) an open flare with a minimum height of 30 feet and which satisfies all of the requirements of § 116.211 of this title (relating to Standard exemption List), Standard exemption Number 80, except that registration using Form P1-7 or P1-8 shall not be required;

(ii) a control device (such as an enclosed flare) with a minimum vent release height of 30 feet and which reduces the total collected NMOC gas emissions by 98%, or to less than 20 parts per million by volume (ppmv), as hexane;

(iii) a gas treatment system that processes the collected gas for subsequent use or sale. The sum of all emissions from any atmospheric vent from the gas treatment system shall be subject to the requirements of clause (ii) of this subparagraph;

(iv) gas or liquid fuel-fired stationary internal combustion reciprocating engines or gas turbines that satisfy all of the requirements of § 116.211 of this title, Standard exemption Number 6, except that registration using Form PI-7 or PI-8 shall not be required; or

(v) boilers, heaters, or other combustion units, but not including stationary internal combustion engines or turbines, that satisfy all of the requirements of § 116.211 of this title, Standard exemption Number 7.

(C) The active GCCS may be capped or removed only if, in addition to the requirements listed in 40 CFR, § 60.752(b)(2)(v), the MSWLF is permanently closed pursuant to § § 330.250-330.256 of this title (relating to Closure and Post-closure).

(5) MSWLF owners and operators shall monitor and control particulate matter as follows.

(A) All material handling and transport operations shall be conducted in a manner so as to minimize any fugitive particulate matter emissions.

(B) Roads and other areas subject to vehicle traffic shall be paved and cleaned, watered, or treated with dust-suppressant chemicals as necessary to control particulate matter emissions.

(C) During excavation, MSWLF cells shall be watered or treated with dust-suppressant chemicals as necessary to control particulate matter emissions.

(6) High volume air sampling for net ground level concentrations of total particulate matter shall be performed upon request of the executive director or a designated representative. Each test shall consist of at least one upwind and one downwind sample taken simultaneously. The tests shall be performed during normal operations. A monitoring plan for high volume sampling shall be developed in accordance with the Office of Air Quality Management Plan, Appendix I (United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans, dated February 1995) and the "TNRCC Sampling Procedures Manual," Chapter 11 ("Particulate Matter," dated January 1983 and revised July 1985), and shall require approval by the executive director or a designated representative prior to sampling. The executive director or a designated representative shall be afforded the opportunity to observe all such sampling equipment, operations, and records upon request.

(7) GCCS components (compressor seals, pipeline valves, pressure relief valves in gaseous service, flanges, and pump seals) at an MSWLF or MSW facility, where the total of all estimated uncontrolled fugitive emissions from all components is greater than ten tons per year, shall be inspected and maintained pursuant to the requirements of § 116.620(c)(1)(A)-(J) of this title (relating to Installation and/or Modification of Oil and Gas Facilities), with the following changes and additions.

(A) Instead of the definition in § 116.620(c)(1)(A) of this title, a leak shall be defined as the escape of gas with a total organic compound concentration greater than or equal to 10,000 ppmv above background as methane; or the dripping or exuding of process fluid based on sight, smell, or sound.

(B) In § 116.620(c)(1)(C) of this title, new and reworked underground pipelines containing NMOC that are located within the gas collection area and are in continuous vacuum service may contain buried valves.

(C) In § 116.620(c)(1)(E) of this title, high density polyethylene pipe connections may be fused or flanged.

(D) In addition to those components exempted in § 116.620(c)(1)(A)-(J) of this title, the following additional components are exempt from the maintenance and inspection protocols:

(i) components which are in a continuous vacuum service;

(ii) valves which are not externally regulated, such as in-line check valves;

(iii) pressure relief valves which are downstream of an intact rupture disc; and

(iv) reciprocating compressors which are equipped with degassing vents and vent control systems.

(E) Alternate methods of fugitive monitoring may be used, subject to the approval of the executive director.

(8) The owner or operator of each MSWLF unit shall maintain complete and up-to-date records sufficient to readily determine continuous compliance with the requirements of this section for the previous five years of operation. All the records shall be maintained in an operating record in accordance with § 330.113(b)(11) of this title (relating to Recordkeeping Requirements). The records shall be available for review upon request by representatives or any local air pollution agency having jurisdiction. The following recordkeeping requirements shall apply, in addition to those specified in 40 CFR 60, Subpart WWW.

(A) Permit holders who are subject to a standard exemption specified in paragraph (4) of this section shall maintain any records specified in the exemption.

(B) Permit holders who are subject to paragraph (7) of this section shall maintain a leaking-components log in accordance with § 116.620(e)(2) of this title.

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