Applicability and Exceptions.
(1) This regulation is applicable only in
Areas III and IV.
regulation applies to any person who owns or operates any installation that
discharges carbon monoxide gas at a rate exceeding 500 pounds (227 kilograms)
per day and at a concentration exceeding 12 percent by volume.
This regulation does not apply to any
who owns or operates:
process equipment used directly in the manufacture of metallurgical coke by the
pyrolysis of coal in the absence of air;
Process equipment subject to COMAR
a B; or
exempt from the requirements of this regulation if he demonstrates to the
satisfaction of the Department
Gas mixture containing the carbon monoxide will not support combustion due to
the presence of noncombustible gases; and
(b) Carbon monoxide emissions will not cause
or contribute to a violation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard or
Prevention of Significant Deterioration requirement for carbon
(1) A person may not
cause or permit the discharge of carbon monoxide gas into the atmosphere from
any installation unless it is burned in a direct flame afterburner with excess
oxygen for at least 0.3 second at a temperature of at least 1,300°F.
(2) The direct flame afterburner shall be
equipped with a properly functioning recording pyrometer located and positioned
in the work area so that it is readily visible to the operator of the
Md. Code Regs.
Regulations .04 and
new Regulation .04 adopted effective January 5, 1988 (14:24 Md. R. 2555)