MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 403 - PARTICULATE MATTER
(Adopted 9-1-1974; Revised 12-13-1984 and 3-22-2000)


CONTENTS

PART 1 - GENERAL

PART 2 - DEFINITIONS - RESERVED

PART 3 - REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS



PART 1 - GENERAL


1.1 Purpose
The purpose of this Rule is to provide particulate matter emission limits for sources operating within the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (Air District).

1.2 Applicability
The provisions of this Rule shall apply to any source discharging particulate matter while operating within the Air District.

1.3 Exemptions
Rule 403 does not apply to:

1.3.1 Stationary internal combustion engines.
1.3.2 Fires set by or permitted by a public officer if such fire is set or permission given in the performance of the official duty of such officer, and such fire in the opinion of such officer is necessary:

1.3.2.1 for the purpose of the prevention of a fire hazard which cannot be abated by other means, or
1.3.2.2 the instruction of public employees in methods of fighting fires.

1.3.3 Fires set pursuant to a permit on property used for industrial purposes for the purpose of instruction of employees in methods of fighting fire.
1.3.4 Agricultural operations necessary for the growing of crops or raising of fowl or animals, or
1.3.5 The use of an orchard, field crop, or citrus grove heater which does not produce unconsumed solid carbonaceous material at a rate in excess of that allowed by State law, which is 1 gram per minute of unconsumed solid carbonaceous material. {California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Sections 41860 and 41704 (f)}

1.4 Effective Date
This Rule, as most recently revised, is effective on March 22, 2000.

1.5 Related District Rules
Related District Rules include: 207 (Review of New or Modified Sources), 400 (Visible Emissions), 423 (New Source Performance Standards), 424 (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants); and Regulation V (Orchard, Field Crop, or Citrus Grove Heaters).



PART 2 - DEFINITIONS



Reserved.


PART 3 - REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS



PART 3.1 Concentration

A person shall not discharge from any source whatsoever particulate matter in excess of 0.15 grain per standard dry cubic foot of exhaust gas. 3.2 Process Weight A person shall not discharge in any one hour from any source whatsoever particulate matter in excess of the amount shown in Table I.

Table I

ALLOWABLE RATE OF EMISSION BASED ON PROCESS RATE1

Process Rate (lbs/hr)

Weight Rate (tons/hr)

Emission Rate (lbs/hr)

100

0.05

0.551

200

0.1

0.877

400

0.2

1.4

600

0.3

1.83

800

0.4

2.22

1,000

0.5

2.58

1,500

0.75

3.38

2,000

1.0

4.1

2,500

1.25

4.76

3,000

1.5

5.38

3,500

1.75

5.96

4,000

2.0

6.52

5,000

2.5

7.58

6,000

3.0

8.56

7,000

3.5

9.49

8,000

4.0

10.4

9,000

4.5

11.2

10,000

5.0

12.0

12,000

6.0

13.6

16,000

8.0

16.5

18,000

9.0

17.9

20,000

10.0

19.2

30,000

15.0

25.2

40,000

20.0

30.5

50,000

25.0

35.4

60,000 or more

30.0

40.0

1 Interpolation of the data in this Table shall be accomplished by the use of the equation: E = 4.10 P0.67 where E = rate of emission in lbs/hr P = process weight rate in tons/hr 3.3 Individual Particles No person shall on or after December 31, 1976, cause, let, permit, suffer or allow the emission from any heat transfer, incinerator or metal salvage operation of particles in sufficient number to cause damage to property, which particles are of sufficient size and nature to be visible individually as particles on property other than that under the control of the person responsible for the emission.

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