§11-501-9 - Standard for fabricating.

§11-501-9 Standard for fabricating.

(a) This section applies to the following fabricating operations using commercial asbestos for the fabrication of:

(1) Cement building products;

(2) Friction products, except those operations that primarily install asbestos friction materials on motor vehicles; and

(3) Cement or silicate board for ventilation hoods; ovens; electrical panels; laboratory furniture, bulkheads, partitions, and ceilings for marine construction; and flow control devices for the molten metal industry.

(b) Each owner or operator of any of the fabricating operations to which this section applies shall:

(1) Discharge no visible emissions to the outside air from any of the operations or from any building or structure in which they are conducted or from any other fugitive sources; and use the methods specified by section 11-501-14 to clean emissions containing particulate asbestos material before they escape to, or are vented to, the outside air;

(2) Monitor each potential source of asbestos emissions from any part of the fabricating facility, including air-cleaning devices, process equipment, and buildings that house equipment for material processing and handling, at least once each day, during daylight hours, for visible emissions to the outside air during periods of operation. The monitoring shall be by visual observation of at least fifteen seconds duration per source of emissions;

(3) Inspect each air-cleaning device at least once each week for proper operation and for changes that signal the potential for malfunctions, including, to the maximum extent possible without dismantling other than opening the device, the presence of tears, holes, and abrasions in filter bags and for dust deposits on the clean side of bags. For air-cleaning devices that cannot be inspected on a weekly basis according to this paragraph, submit to the director, and revise as necessary, a written maintenance plan to include, at a minimum, the following:

(A) A maintenance schedule; and

(B) A recordkeeping plan;

(4) Maintain records of the results of visible emission monitoring and air cleaning device inspections using a format similar to that shown in Figure 1, entitled "Record of Visible Emissions", and Figure 2, entitled "Air Cleaning Device Inspection Checklist", both dated June 1, 1998 and located at the end of this chapter, and include the following:

(A) The date and time of each inspection;

(B) The presence or absence of visible emissions;

(C) The condition of fabric filters, including the presence of any tears, holes, and abrasions;

(D) The presence of dust deposits on the clean side of fabric filters;

(E) A brief description of corrective actions taken, including the date and time; and

(F) The daily hours of operation for each air-cleaning device;

(5) Furnish upon request and make available at the affected facility during normal business hours for inspection by the director, all records required pursuant to this section;

(6) Retain a copy of all monitoring and inspection records for at least two years; and

(7) Submit quarterly a copy of the visible emission monitoring records to the director if visible emissions occurred during the report period. Quarterly reports shall be postmarked by the thirtieth day following the end of the calendar quarter.

        [Eff ] (Auth: HRS § 342P-41) (Imp: 40 CFR Part 61.147)

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