SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.543 - PERFORMANCE TEST AND COMPLIANCE PROVISIONS

(a) Rule 260.8(d) does not apply to the monthly performance test procedures required by this subpart. Rule 260.8(d) does apply to initial performance tests and to the performance tests specified under Subsections (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this rule. Rule 260.8(f) does not apply when Method 24 is used.

(b) Performance tests shall be conducted as follows:
 

  1.  The owner or operator of an affected facility shall conduct an initial performance test, as required under Rule 260.8(a), except as described under Section (j) of this rule. The owner or operator of an affected facility shall thereafter conduct a performance test each month except as described under Subsections (g)(1) and Section (j) of this rule. Initial and monthly performance tests shall be conducted according to the procedures in this section.
  2. The owner or operator of an affected facility who elects to use a VOC emission reduction system with a control device that destroys VOC (e.g., incinerator), as described under Sections (f) and (g) of this rule shall repeat the performance test when directed by the Control Officer or when the owner or operator elects to operate the capture system or control device at conditions different from the most recent determination of overall reduction efficiency. The performance test shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures described under Subsections (f)(2)(i) through (iii) of this rule.
  3. The owner or operator of an affected facility who seeks to comply with the equipment design and performance specifications, as described under Section (j) of this rule, shall repeat the performance test when directed by the Control Officer or when the owner or operator elects to operate the capture system or control device at conditions different from the most recent determination of control device efficiency or measurement of capture system retention time or face velocity. The performance test shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures described under Subsection (f)(2)(ii) or this rule.

(c) For each undertread cementing operation, each sidewall cementing operation, each green tire spraying operation where organic solvent-based sprays are used, each Michelin-A operation, each Michelin-B operation, and each Michelin-C-automatic operation where the owner or operator seeks to comply with the uncontrolled monthly VOC use (kg/mo) limits, the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the applicable (depending upon duration of compliance period) uncontrolled monthly VOC limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(1)(ii), (2)(ii), (6)(ii), (7)(iv), (8)(ii) and (10)(ii). If both undertread cementing and sidewall cementing are performed at the same affected facility during a month, then the kg/mo limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(1)(ii) shall apply for the month.
 

  1. Determine the density and weight fraction VOC (including dilution VOC) of each cement or green tire spray from its formulation or by analysis of the cement or green tire spray using Method 24. If a dispute arises, the Control Officer may require an owner or operator who used formulation data to analyze the cement or green tire spray using Method 24.
  2. Calculate the total mass of VOC used at the affected facility for the month (Mo) by the following procedure:

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  Determine the time duration of the monthly compliance period Td.

(d) For each tread end cementing operation and each green tire spraying operation where water-based sprays are used (inside and/or outside) that do not use a VOC emission reductions system, the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the g/tire limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(3), (5)(i), (5ii), (7)(i), and (7)(ii).
 

  1. Determine the density and weight fraction VOC as specified under Subsection (c)(1) of this rule.
  2. Calculate the total mass of VOC used at the affected facility for the month (Mo) as specified under Subsection (c)(2) of this rule.
  3. Determine the total number of tire cemented or sprayed at the affected facility for the month (To) by the following procedure:

 

  1.  Calculate the mass VOC used per tire cemented or sprayed at the affected facility for month (G):

 

  1.  Calculate the mass of VOC emitted per tire cemented or sprayed at the affected facility for the month (N):

(e) For each bead cementing operation that does not use a VOC emission reduction system, the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the g/bead limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(4).
 

  1. Determine the density and weight fraction VOC as specified under Subsection (c)(1) of this rule.
  2. Calculate the total mass of VOC used at the affected facility for the month (Mo) as specified under Subsection (c)(2) of this rule.
  3. Determine the number of beads cemented at the affected facility during the month (Bo) using production records; Bo equals the number of beads that receive an application of cement for the month.
  4. Calculate the mass of VOC used per bead cemented at the affected facility for the month (Gb):

 

  1. Calculate the mass of VOC emitted per bead cemented at the affected facility for the month (Nb):

(f) For each tread end cementing operation and each bead cementing operation that use a VOC emission reduction system with a control device that destroys VOC (e.g., incinerator), the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the emission limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(3) and (4).
 

  1. Calculate the mass of VOC used per tire cemented at the affected facility for the month (G), as specified under Subsections (d)(1) through (4) of this rule, or mass of VOC used per bead cemented at the affected facility for the month (Gb), as specified under Subsections (e)(1) through (4) of this rule.
  2. Calculate the mass of VOC emitted per tire cemented at the affected facility for the month (N) or mass of VOC emitted per bead cemented for the affected facility for the month (Nb):

 

 

 

(g) For each undertread cementing operation, each sidewall cementing operation, each green tire spraying operation where organic solvent-based sprays are used, each Michelin-A operation, each Michelin-B operation, and each Michelin-C-automatic operation that use a VOC emission reduction system with a control device that destroys VOC (e.g., incinerator), the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the percent emission reduction requirement specified under Rule 260.542 (a)(1)(i), (2)(i), (6)(i), (7)(iii), (8)(i), (9)(i), and (10)(i).
 

  1. For the initial performance test, the overall reduction efficiency (R) shall be determined as prescribed under Subsections (f)(2)(i) through (iii) of this rule. The performance test shall be repeated during conditions described under Subsection (b)(2) of this rule. No monthly performance tests are required.

(h) For each tread end cementing operation and each bead cementing operation that uses a VOC emission reduction system with a control device that recovers VOC (e.g., carbon adsorber), the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the emission limit specified under Rule 260.542(a)(3) and (4).
 

  1.  Calculate the mass of VOC used per tire cemented at the affected facility for the month (G), as specified under Subsections (d)(1) through (4) of this rule, or mass of VOC used per bead cemented at the affected facility for the month (G), as specified under Subsections (e)(1) through (4) of this rule.
  2. Calculate the total mass of VOC recovered from the affected facility for the month (Mr):
        Mr = Lr Dr

 

  1.  Calculate the overall reduction efficiency for the VOC emission reduction system (R) for the month:

 

 

  1.  Calculate the mass of VOC emitted per tire cemented at the affected facility for the month (N) or mass of VOC emitted per bead cemented at the affected facility for the month (Nb):

 

(i) For each undertread cementing operation, each sidewall cementing operation, each green tire spraying operation where organic solvent-based sprays are used, each Michelin-A operation, each Michelin-B operation, and each Michelin-C-automatic operation that use a VOC emission reduction system with a control device that recovers (VOC) (e.g., carbon adsorber), the owner or operator shall use the following procedure to determine compliance with the percent reduction requirement specified under Rule 260.542(a)(1)(i), (2)(i), (6)(i), (7)(iii), (8)(i), (9)(i), and (10)(i).
 

  1. Determine the density and weight fraction VOC as specified under Subsection (c)(1) of this rule.
  2. Calculate the total mass of VOC used at the affected facility for the month (Mo) as described under Subsection (c)(2) of this rule.
  3. Calculate the total mass of VOC recovered from the affected facility for the month (Mr) as described under Subsection (h)(2) of this rule.
  4. Calculate the overall reduction efficiency of the VOC emission reduction system (R) for the month as described under Subsection (h)(3) of this rule.

(j) Rather than seeking to demonstrate compliance with the provisions of Rule 260.542(a)(1)(i), (2)(i), (6)(i), (7)(iii), or (9)(i) using the performance test procedures described under Sections (g) and (i) of this rule, an owner or operator of an undertread cementing operation, sidewall cementing operation, green tire spraying operation where organic solvent-based sprays are used, or Michelin-B operation that use a VOC emission reduction system may seek to demonstrate compliance by meeting the equipment design and performance specifications listed under Subsections (j)(1), (2), and (4) through (6) or under Subsections (j)(1) and (3) through (6) of this rule, and by conducting a control device efficiency performance test to determine compliance as described under Subsection (j)(7) of this rule. The owner or operator shall conduct this performance test of the control device efficiency no later than 180 days after initial startup of the affected facility, as specified under Rule 260.8(a). Meeting the capture system design and performance specifications, in conjunction with operating a 95 percent efficient control device, is an acceptable means of demonstrating compliance with the standard. Therefore, the requirement for the initial performance test on the enclosure, as specified under Rule 260.8(a), is waived. No monthly performance tests are required.
 

  1. For each undertread cementing operation, each sidewall cementing operation, and each Michelin-B operation, the cement application and drying area shall be contained in an enclosure that meets the criteria specified under Subsections (j)(2), (4), and (5) of this rule; for each green tire spraying operation where organic solvent-based sprays are used, the spray application and drying area shall be contained in an enclosure that meets the criteria specified under Subsections (j)(3), (4), and (5) of this rule.
  2. The drying area shall be enclosed between the application area and the water bath or to the extent necessary to contain all tire components for at least 30 seconds after cement application, whichever distance is less.
  3. Sprayed green tires shall remain in the enclosure for a minimum of 30 seconds after spray application.
  4. A minimum face velocity of 100 feet per minute shall be maintained continuously through each permanent opening into the enclosure when all temporary enclosure opening are closed. The cross-sectional area of each permanent opening shall be divided into at least 12 equal areas, and a velocity measurement shall be performed at the centroid of each equal area with an anemometer or similar velocity monitoring device; the face measurements taken. The monitoring device shall be calibrated and operated according to the manufacturer's instructions. Temporary enclosure openings shall remain closed at all times except when worker access is necessary.
  5. The total area of all permanent openings into the enclosure shall not exceed the area that would be necessary to maintain the VOC concentration of the exhaust gas stream at 25 percent of the lower explosive limit (LEL) under the following conditions:

 

 

  1. All captured VOC are ducted to a VOC emission control device that is operated on a continuous basis and that achieves at least a 95 percent destruction or recovery efficiency.
  2. The efficiency of the control device (E) for the initial performance test is determined by using values of the volumetric flow rate of each of the gas streams and the VOC content (as carbon) of each of the gas streams in and out of the control device as described under Subsection (f)(2)(ii) of this rule. The control device efficiency shall be redetermined during conditions specified under Subsection (b)(3) of this rule.

(k) Each owner or operator of an affected facility who initially elected to be subject to the applicable percent emission reduction requirement specified under Rule 260.542 (a)(1)(i), (2)(i), (6)(i), (7)(iii), (8)(i), (9)(i), or (10)(i) and who later seeks to comply with the applicable total (uncontrolled) monthly VOC use limit specified under Rule 260.542 (a)(1)(ii), (2)(ii), (6)(ii), (7)(iv), (8)(ii), (9)(ii), or (10)(ii) shall demonstrate, using the procedure described under Section (c) of this rule, that the total VOC use at the affected facility has not exceeded the applicable total (uncontrolled) monthly VOC use limit during each of the last 6 months of operation. The owner or operator shall be subject to the applicable percent emission reduction requirement until the conditions of this section and Rule 260.546(h) are satisfied.

(l) In determining compliance for each undertread cementing operation, each sidewall cementing operation, each green tire spraying operation, each Michelin-A operation, each Michelin-B operation, and each Michelin-C-automatic operation, the owner or operator shall include all the VOC used, recovered, or destroyed from cements and organic solvent-based green tire spraying including those cements, or sprays used for tires other than those defined under Rule 260.541(a).

(m) In determining compliance for each tread end cementing operation, each bead cementing operation, and each green tire spraying operation, the owner or operator shall include only those tires defined under Rule 260.541(a) when determining To and Bo.