KERN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 415 - REDUCTION OF ANIMAL MATTER
(Adopted 4/18/72, Renumbered 5/89)

I. A person shall not operate or use any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance for the reduction of animal matter unless all gases, vapors and gas-entrained effluents from such an article, machine, equipment or other contrivance are:

A. Incinerated at temperatures of not less than 1200 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of not less than 0.3 seconds, or

B. Processed in such a manner determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer to be equally, or more, effective for the purpose of air pollution control than A. above.

A person incinerating or processing gases, vapors of gas-entrained effluents pursuant to this Rule shall provide, properly install and maintain in calibration, in good working order and in operation, devices, as specified in the Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate or as specified by the Air Pollution Control Officer for indicating temperature, pressure or other operating conditions.

For the purpose of this Rule, "reduction" is defined as any heated process, including rendering, cooking, drying, dehydration, digesting, evaporating, and protein concentrating.

The provisions of this Rule shall not apply to any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance used exclusively for the processing of food for human consumption.