SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.43b - STANDARD FOR PARTICULATE MATTER
(Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(a) On and after the date on which the initial performance test is completed or is required to be completed under Rule 260.8 of Subpart A of this Regulation, whichever comes first, no owner or operator of an affected facility which combusts coal or combusts mixtures of coal with other fuels, shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from the affected facility any gases which contain particulate matter in excess of the following emission limits:

  1. 22 ng/J (0.05 lbs/million BTU) heat input;

    (i) If the affected facility combusts only coal, or

    (ii) If the affected facility combusts coal and other fuels and has an annual capacity factor for the other fuels of 10 percent (0.10) or less.

  2. 43 ng/J (0.10 lbs/million BTU) heat input if the affected facility combusts coal and other fuels and has an annual capacity factor for the other fuels greater than 10 percent (0.10) and is subject to a federally enforceable requirement limiting operation of the affected facility to an annual capacity factor greater than 10 percent (0.10) for fuels other than coal.
  3. 86 ng/J (0.20 lbs/million BTU) heat input if the affected facility combusts coal or coal and other fuels, and

    (i) Has an annual capacity factor for coal or coal and other fuels of 30 percent (0.30) or less,

    (ii) Has a maximum heat input capacity of 73 MW (250 million BTU/hour) or less,

    (iii) Has a federally enforceable requirement limiting operation of the affected facility to an annual capacity factor of 30 percent (0.30) or less for coal or coal and other solid fuels, and

    (iv) Construction of the affected facility commenced after June 19, 1984 and before November 25, 1986.

(b) On and after the date on which the performance test is completed or required to be completed under Rule 260.8 of this Regulation, whichever date comes first, no owner or operator of an affected facility that combusts oil (or mixtures of oil with other fuels) and uses a conventional or emerging technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from that affected facility any gases that contain particulate matter in excess of 43 ng/J (0.10 lbs/million BTU) heat input. (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(c) On or after the date which the initial performance test is completed or is required to be completed under Rule 260.8 of this Regulation, whichever date comes first, no owner or operator of an affected facility which combust wood, or wood with other fuels, except coal, shall cause to be discharged from that affected facility any gases which contain particulate matter in excess of the following emission limits:

  1. 43 ng/J (0.10 lbs/million BTU) heat input if the affected facility has an annual capacity factor greater than 30 percent (0.30) for wood.
  2. 86 ng/J (0.20 lbs/million BTU) heat input if:

    (i) The affected facility has an annual capacity factor of 30 percent (0.30) or less for wood,

    (ii) Is subject to a federally enforceable requirement limiting operation of the affected facility to an annual capacity factor of 30 percent (0.30) or less for wood, and

    (iii) Has a maximum heat input capacity of 73 MW (250 million BTU/hour) or less.

(d) On or after the date on which the initial performance test is completed or is required to be completed under Rule 260.8 of this Regulation, whichever date comes first, no owner or operator of an affected facility which combusts municipal-type solid wastes or mixtures of municipal-type solid waste with other fuels, shall cause to be discharged into to the atmosphere from that affected facility any gases which contain particulate matter in excess of the following emission limits:

  1. 43 ng/J (0.10 lbs/million BTU) heat input;

    (i) If the affected facility combusts only municipal-type solid waste, or

    (ii) If the affected facility combusts municipal-type solid waste and other fuels and has an annual capacity factor for the other fuels of 10 percent (0.10) or less.

  2. 86 ng/J (0.20 lbs/million BTU) heat input if the affected facility combusts municipal-type solid waste or municipal-type solid waste and other fuels, and

    (i) Has an annual capacity factor for municipal-type solid waste and other fuels of 30 percent (0.30) or less,

    (ii) Has a maximum heat input capacity of 73 MW (250 million BTU/hour) or less,

    (iii) Has a federally enforceable requirement limiting operation of the affected facility to an annual capacity factor of 30 percent (0.30) for municipal-type solid waste, or municipal-type solid waste and other fuels, and

    (iv) Construction of the affected facility commenced after June 19, 1984 but before November 25, 1986.

(e) For the purposes of this rule the annual capacity factor is determined by dividing the actual input to the steam generating unit during the calendar year from the combustion of coal, wood, or municipal-type solid waste, and other fuels, as applicable, by the potential heat input to the steam generating unit if the steam generating unit had been operated for 8,760 hours at the maximum design heat input capacity.

(f) On and after the date on which the initial performance test is completed or is required to be completed under Rule 260.8 of this Regulation, whichever date comes first, no owner or operator of an affected facility that combusts coal, oil, wood, or mixtures of these fuels with any other fuels shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere any gases which exhibit greater than 20 percent opacity (6-minute average), except for one 6-minute period per hour of not more than 27 percent opacity. (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(g) The particulate matter and opacity standards apply at all times, except during periods of startup, shutdown or malfunction.