SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 340 - CONTROL OF DIOXINS FROM MEDICAL WASTE INCINERATORS
(Adopted 9/10/1991)

A. Applicability

This rule applies to any person who owns or operates facilities used to incinerate waste from medical facilities.

B. Exemptions

This rule shall not apply to those incinerators that are exclusively crematoria of human or animal remains.

C. Definitions

For the purposes of this Rule, the following definitions shall apply:

D. Requirements - Emission Control

No person shall operate a medical waste incinerator unless the following conditions are met:

E. Requirements - Operating Procedures

No person shall operate any medical waste incinerator unless:

F. Requirements - Monitoring

The owner or operator of a medical waste incinerator shall install and maintain a continuous data recording system acceptable to the District which for each day of operation provides:

G. Requirements - Testing

The owner or operator of a medical waste incinerator shall conduct a minimum of two annual source tests for dioxins emissions within 24 months of obtaining an Authority to Construct. Subsequent to the completion of two consecutive annual source tests which demonstrate compliance, the frequency of future source tests shall be determined by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

H. Test Methods

I. Recordkeeping

J. Reporting

Any breakdown condition, as defined in District Rule 505 Section A, shall be reported to the District within 1 hour of occurrence.

K. Compliance Schedule