SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 4352 - SOLID FUEL FIRED BOILERS, STEAM GENERATORS AND PROCESS HEATERS
(Adopted September 14, 1994; Amended October 19, 1995)

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to limit emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from solid fuel fired boilers, steam generators and process heaters.

2.0 Applicability

This rule applies to any boiler, steam generator or process heater fired on solid fuel, and part of a major NOx source. Heat may be supplied by liquid or gaseous fuels for start-ups, shutdowns, and during other flame stabilization periods, as deemed necessary by the owner/operator.

3.0 Definitions

4.0 Exemptions

The provisions of section 5.1 shall not apply during start-up and shutdown periods.

5.0 Requirements

Fuel Type NOx Limit
Municipal Solid Waste 200 ppmv @ 12% CO2
Biomass using Multiple Hearth Furnace 0.35 lb/MMBtu of heat input
All Others 0.20 lb/MMBtu of heat input

6.0 Administrative Requirements

7.0 Compliance Schedule