# 40 CFR 98.283 - Calculating GHG emissions.

§ 98.283 Calculating GHG emissions.

You must calculate and report the combined annual process CO2 emissions from all silicon carbide process units and production furnaces using the procedures in either paragraph (a) or (b) of this section.

(a) Calculate and report under this subpart the combined annual process CO2 emissions by operating and maintaining CEMS according to the Tier 4 Calculation Methodology specified in § 98.33(a)(4) and all associated requirements for Tier 4 in subpart C of this part (General Stationary Fuel Combustion Sources).

(b) Calculate and report under this subpart the combined annual process CO2 emissions using the procedures in paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section.

(1) Use Equation BB-1 of this section to calculate the facility-specific emissions factor for determining CO2 emissions. The carbon content must be measured monthly and used to calculate a monthly CO2 emissions factor:

Where:
EFCO2,n = CO2 emissions factor in month n (metric tons CO2/metric ton of petroleum coke consumed).
0.65 = Adjustment factor for the amount of carbon in silicon carbide product (assuming 35 percent of carbon input is in the carbide product).
CCFn = Carbon content factor for petroleum coke consumed in month n from the supplier or as measured by the applicable method incorporated by reference in § 98.7 according to § 98.284(c) (percent by weight expressed as a decimal fraction).
44/12 = Ratio of molecular weights, CO2 to carbon.

(2) Calculate annual CO2 process emissions from the silicon carbide production facility according to Equation BB-2 of this section:

Where:
CO2 = Annual CO2 emissions from silicon carbide production facility (metric tons CO2).
Tn = Petroleum coke consumption in calendar month n (tons).
EFCO2,n = CO2 emissions factor from month n (calculated in Equation BB-1 of this section).
2000/2205 = Conversion factor to convert tons to metric tons.
n = Number of month.

(c) If GHG emissions from a silicon carbide production furnace or process unit are vented through the same stack as any combustion unit or process equipment that reports CO2 emissions using a CEMS that complies with the Tier 4 Calculation Methodology in subpart C of this part (General Stationary Fuel Combustion Sources), then the calculation methodology in paragraph (b) of this section shall not be used to calculate process emissions. The owner or operator shall report under this subpart the combined stack emissions according to the Tier 4 Calculation Methodology in § 98.33(a)(4) and all associated requirements for Tier 4 in subpart C of this part.

[ 74 FR 56374, Oct. 30, 2009, as amended at 78 FR 71966, Nov. 29, 2013]

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Title 40 published on 10-May-2017 04:28

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 98 after this date.

• 2016-12-09; vol. 81 # 237 - Friday, December 9, 2016
1. 81 FR 89188 - 2015 Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
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This rule is effective on January 1, 2017, except for amendatory instructions 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 through 25, 31 through 34, 36, 38 through 44, 46 through 50, 55 through 61, 63, 64, and 69 through 92, which are effective on January 1, 2018; and amendatory instructions 35, 37, 45, 51 through 54, which are effective on January 1, 2019. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in 40 CFR 98.7(l) and 40 CFR 98.324 is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2017. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in 40 CFR 98.7(e), 40 CFR 98.34, and 40 CFR 98.36 is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2018.
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