SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.672 - STANDARD FOR PARTICULATE MATTER

(a) On and after the date on which the performance test required by Rule 260.8 of Subpart A is completed, no owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any transfer point on belt conveyors or from any other affected facility any stack emissions which:
 

  1. Contain particulate matter in excess of 0.02 gr/dscf (0.05 g/dscm); or
  2. Exhibit greater than 7 percent opacity, unless the stack emissions are discharged from an affected facility using a wet scrubbing control device. Facilities using a wet scrubber must comply with the reporting provisions of Rule 260.676(c), (d), and (e).

(b) On and after the 60th day after achieving the maximum production rate at which the affected facility will be operated, but not later than 180 days after initial startup, no owner or operator subject to the provisions of this subpart shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any transfer point on belt conveyors or from any other affected facility any fugitive emissions which exhibit greater than 10 percent opacity, except as provided in Sections (c), (d), and (e) of this rule.

(c) On and after the 60th day after achieving the maximum production rate at which the affected facility will be operated, but not later than 180 days after initial startup, no owner or operator shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any crusher, at which a capture system is not used, fugitive emissions which exhibit greater than 15 percent opacity.

(d) Truck dumping of nonmetallic minerals into any screening operation, feed hopper, or crusher is exempt from the requirements of this rule.

(e) If any transfer point on a conveyor belt or any other affected facility is enclosed in a building, then each enclosed affected facility must comply with the emission limits in Sections (a), (b) and (c) of this rule, or the building enclosing the affected facility or facilities must comply with the following emission limits.
 

  1. No owner or operator shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any building enclosing any transfer point on a conveyor belt or any other affected facility any visible fugitive emissions except emissions from a vent as defined in Rule 260.671.
  2. No owner or operator shall cause to be discharged into the atmosphere from any vent of any building enclosing any transfer point on a conveyor belt or any other affected facility emissions which exceed the stack emissions limits in Section (a) of this rule.