SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 7060 - TOXIC METALS FROM NON-FERROUS METAL MELTING
(Adopted December 15, 1994)

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to control airborne emissions of toxic metals from non-ferrous metal melting. Compliance schedule, recordkeeping, and test methods are specified. This rule incorporates provisions of California Code of Regulations Section 93107.

2.0 Applicability

The provisions of this rule shall apply to existing non-ferrous metal melting furnaces.

3.0 Definitions

For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

4.0 Exemptions

Table 1

Metal

Exemption Limit

(tons per year)

Pure Lead

400

Hard Lead

200

Aluminum Scrap

125

Aluminum Ingot containing more than 0.004% cadmium or 0.002% arsenic

125

Solder

100

Zinc Scrap

30

Copper or copper based alloys (except scrap) containing more than

0.004% cadmium or 0.002% arsenic

30

Type Metal (lead for linotype machines)

25

5.0 Requirements

No person shall operate a non-ferrous metal melting furnace unless the facility is in compliance with all the requirements specified in subsections 5.1 through 5.3.

6.0 Administrative Requirements

7.0 Compliance Schedule

8.0 Alternative Compliance Option

The APCO may approve an alternative approach to compliance, proposed by the facility operator, if the facility operator demonstrates to the satisfaction of the APCO that the alternative is enforceable, achieves the same or better reductions in emissions and risk, and achieves these reductions within the same time period as required by this airborne toxic control measure. The alternative approach shall also be consistent with the Federal Clean Air Act. The APCO shall revoke this approval if the facility operator fails to adequately implement the alternative approach or the alternative approach does not reduce emissions as required. The APCO shall notify the state board whenever it proposes to approve an alternative approach for compliance with this