San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District
 
 
 

RULE 503 - INCINERATOR BURNING

(Adopted 2-7-89)

A. A person shall not burn any combustible refuse in any incinerator in any urban reserve area as defined in Section 22.11.308 of the San Luis Obispo County Code, unless such burning is conducted in incinerators which satisfy the standards and limitations described in Section 503.B below, or in equipment found by the Control Officer in advance of such use to be equally effective for the purpose of air pollution control. Outside of the urban reserve areas, burning in incinerators not subject to the standards and limitations of Section 503.B shall be confined to the burning of household rubbish, as defined in Rule 105.A.42, by occupants of one or two-family dwellings.

B.

  1. A person shall not discharge into the atmosphere from any equipment whatsoever, used to dispose of or to process combustible refuse, except as provided in subsection A of this rule, contaminants in excess of the following limits, unless it is demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Air Pollution Control Officer, in advance of use, that an alternate set of emission limits will as adequately safeguard public health and welfare:
  2. a. Carcinogenic Air Contaminants in excess of the limits defined by the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Carcinogenic Air Contaminants Policy.

    b. Carbon monoxide (CO): 100 ppmv, dry @ 7% O2

    c. HCl: 30 ppmv, dry @ 7% O2

    d. Total suspended particulate (TSP): 0.08 Grains/SCF, dry @ 7% O2

    e. Total hydrocarbons (THC) as CH4: 70 ppmv, dry @ 7% O2

  3. Except as provided in subsection A of this rule, a person shall not use any equipment, used to dispose of or process combustible refuse by combustion, unless all gases, vapors, and gas entrained effluents from such an incinerator, article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance are incinerated in multiple-chamber incinerators with primary and secondary burners, at temperatures of not less than 1800F for a period of not less than 1 second. Alternate equipment or operating conditions may be utilized if the applicant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the APCO that an alternate set of operating conditions or the alternate equipment will be as effective in destroying contaminants as a multiple chamber incinerator operating at 1800F for 1 second.
C. The provisions of Rule 503 section B shall not be construed as to exempt any incinerator, article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance from any other applicable district, state, or federal rules or regulations.

D. A person shall not incinerate any hazardous waste (defined, listed, or determined in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Chapter 30, Article 9 and Article 11) unless the person has submitted to the District all information that is necessary to demonstrate that such incineration is controlled to a degree sufficient to safeguard public health. Such incineration shall only be conducted in accordance with Article 4, California Code of Regulations.
 
 

E. Compliance Schedule

  1. Effective February 7, 1989 all new incinerators shall satisfy the requirements of this Rule.
  2. Existing incinerators subject to Section B of this Rule shall be subject to the following increments of progress toward compliance:
  3. a. No later than August 30, 1989, the operator shall contract with an independent laboratory to perform the emission analysis necessary to show compliance with this Rule and shall have submitted an emission testing plan in accordance with the District Source Testing Policy.

    b. No later than Feburary 7, 1990 the operator of an incinerator which does not comply with the provisions of Section B of this Rule, shall apply for an Authority to Construct the equipment necessary to bring the incinerator into compliance with this Rule.

    c. No later than August 30, 1991 the incinerator operator shall have completed installation of the equipment necessary to bring the incinerator into compliance with Rule 503.