SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.671 - DEFINITIONS

All terms used in this subpart, but not specifically defined in this rule shall have the meaning given them in the Act and in Subpart A of this Regulation.

(a) "Bagging Operation" means mechanical process by which bags are filled with nonmetallic minerals.

(b) "Belt Conveyor" means a conveying device that transports material from one location to another by means of an endless belt that is carried on a series of idlers and routed around a pulley at each end.

(c) "Bucket Elevator" means a conveying device of nonmetallic minerals consisting of a head and foot assembly which supports and drives an endless single or double strand chain or belt to which buckets are attached.

(d) "Building" means any frame structure with a roof.

(e) "Capacity" means the cumulative rated capacity of all initial crushers that are part of the plant.

(f) "Capture System" means the equipment (including enclosures, hoods, ducts, fans, dampers, etc) used to capture and transport particulate matter generated by one or more process operations to a control device.

(g) "Control Device" means the air pollution control equipment used to reduce particulate matter emissions released to the atmosphere from one or more process operations at a nonmetallic mineral processing plant.

(h) "Conveying System" means a device for transporting materials from one piece of equipment or location to another location within a plant. Conveying systems include but are not limited to the following: feeders, belt conveyors, bucket elevators and pneumatic systems.

(i)"Crusher" means a machine used to crush any nonmetallic minerals, and includes, but is not limited to, the following types: jaw, gyratory, cone, roll, rod mill, hammermill, and impactor.

(j) "Enclosed Truck or Railcar Loading Station" means that portion of a nonmetallic mineral processing plant where nonmetallic minerals are loaded by an enclosed conveying system into enclosed trucks or railcars.

(k) "Fixed Plant" means any nonmetallic mineral processing plant at which the processing equipment specified in Rule 260.670(a) is attached by a cable, chain, turnbuckle, bolt or other means (except electrical connections) to any anchor, slab, or structure including bedrock.

(l) "Fugitive Emission" means particulate matter that is not collected by a capture system and is released to the atmosphere at the point of generation.

(m) "Grinding Mill" means a machine used for the wet or dry fine crushing of any nonmetallic mineral. Grinding mills include, but are not limited to the following types: hammer, roller, rod, pebble and ball, and fluid energy. The grinding mill includes the air conveying system, air separator, or air classifier, where such systems are used.

(n) "Initial Crusher" means any crusher into which nonmetallic minerals can be fed without prior crushing in the plant.

(o) "Nonmetallic Mineral" means any of the following minerals or any mixture of which the majority is any of the following minerals:
 

  1. Crushed and Broken Stone, including Limestone, Dolomite, Granite, Traprock, Sandstone, Quartz, Quartzite, Marl, Marble, Slate, Shale, Oil Shale, and Shell
  2. Sand and Gravel
  3. Clay including Kaolin, Fireclay, Bentonite, Fuller's Earth, Ball Clay, and Common Clay
  4. Rock Salt
  5. Gypsum
  6. Sodium Compounds, including Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, and Sodium ulfate
  7. Pumice
  8. Gilsonite
  9. Talc and Pyrophyllite
  10. Boron, including Borax, Kernite, and Colemanite
  11. Barite
  12. Fluorospar
  13. Feldspar
  14. Diatomite
  15. Perlite
  16. Vermiculite
  17. Mica
  18. Kyanite, including Andalusite, Sillimanite, Topaz, and Dumortierite

(p) "Nonmetallic Mineral Processing Plant" means any combination of equipment that is used to crush or grind any nonmetallic mineral wherever located, including lime plants, power plants, steel mills, asphalt concrete plants, or any other facility processing nonmetallic minerals except as provided in Rule 260.670(b) and (c).

(q) "Portable Plant" means any nonmetallic mineral processing plant that is mounted on any chassis or skids and may be moved by the application of a lifting or pulling force. In addition, there shall be no cable, chain, turnbuckle, bolt or other means (except electrical connections) by which any piece of equipment is attached or clamped to any anchor, slab, or structure, including bedrock that must be removed prior to the application of a lifting or pulling force for the purpose of transporting the unit.

(r) "Production Line" means all affected facilities (crushers, grinding mills, screening operations, bucket elevators, belt conveyors, bagging operations, storage bins, and enclosed truck and railcar loading stations) which are directly connected or are connected together by a conveying system.

(s) "Screening Operation" means a device for separating material according to size by passing undersize material through one or more mesh surfaces (screens) in series, and retaining oversize material on the mesh surfaces (screens).

(t) "Size" means the rated capacity in tns per hour of a crusher, grinding mill, bucket elevator, bagging operation, or enclosed truck or railcar loading station; the total surface area of the top screen of a screening operation; the width of a conveyor belt; and the rated capacity in tons of a storage bin.

(u) "Stack Emission" means the particulate matter that is released to the atmosphere from a capture system.

(v) "Storage Bin" means a facility for storage (including surge bins) of nonmetallic minerals prior to further processing or loading.

(w) "Transfer Point" means a point in a conveying operation where the nonmetallic mineral is transferred to or from a belt conveyor except where the nonmetallic mineral is being transferred to a stockpile.

(x) "Truck Dumping" means the unloading of nonmetallic minerals from movable vehicles designed to transport nonmetallic minerals from one location to another. Movable vehicles include but are not limited to: trucks, front end loaders, skip hoists, and railcars.

(y) "Vent" means an opening through which there is mechanically induced air flow for the purpose of exhausting from a building air carrying particulate matter emissions from one or more affected facilities.