Md. Code Regs. - Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Iron and Steel Production Installations

A. Applicability.
(1) This regulation applies to a person who owns or operates an installation that has actual VOC emissions of 20 pounds or more per day located at an iron and steel production facility that has the potential to emit total plant wide VOC emissions of 25 tons or more per year.
(2) Roll coaters at hot dip coating installations located at an iron and steel production facility are subject to COMAR a and federal New Source Performance Standards incorporated by reference at COMAR a.
B. Control of VOC Emissions from Installations That Use Rolling Oils or Rust Preventive Oils. The following installations may not use oils or rust preventive oils that have a vapor pressure greater than 1 millimeter of mercury at 25° Celsius:
(1) Hot rolling operations;
(2) Cold rolling operations; and
(3) Coating operations including both hot dip coating and electrolytic plating installations.
C. Control of VOC Emissions from Sintering Plants.
(1) A person who owns or operates a sintering plant subject to this regulation shall meet an emissions standard calculated on a daily average basis of 0.25 pound of VOC per ton of sinter produced.
(2) Until May 1, 2002, a person who owns or operates a sintering plant subject to this regulation shall demonstrate compliance with §C(1) of this regulation by conducting stack tests during the months of June 2001 and December 2001 in accordance with a test protocol approved by the Department.
(3) A person who owns or operates a sintering plant subject to this regulation shall:
(a) By August 1, 2001, install a CEM system, including flow meters, approved by the Department to continuously measure VOC emissions and gas flow rates from each of the sintering plant scrubber stacks in order to calculate daily average VOC emissions;
(b) By December 31, 2001, certify and operate the CEM system in accordance with COMAR;
(c) Based on the certification results and other data generated by the CEM system, conduct a review of plant operations to enable compliance with the standard in §C(1) of this regulation to be achieved;
(d) By March 1, 2002, perform sufficient analyses to determine the non-VOC content of the discharge from the scrubber stacks to establish a VOC correction factor to be used with CEM data to calculate daily VOC emissions from the scrubber stacks;
(e) Beginning May 1, 2002, utilize the CEM system and other necessary data to demonstrate continuous compliance with §C(1) of this regulation; and
(f) Beginning January 1, 2002, provide quarterly reports to the Department summarizing:
(i) Daily average VOC emissions from the sinter plant stacks, and
(ii) Daily sinter production.
(4) After the CEM system has been in operation for at least 24 months, the CEM data, emission standard, compliance rate and other information relative to the operation of the sinter plant shall be reviewed to determine if revisions are necessary.
D. Control of VOC Emissions for Continuous Casters. A person who owns or operates a continuous caster shall skim oil and grease from the cooling water at the continuous caster waste water treatment facility.
E. Control of VOC Emissions from Miscellaneous Production Installations. A person who owns or operates a basic oxygen furnace or a blast furnace shall:
(1) Develop and maintain a good management practices plan for each installation;
(2) By January 1, 2002, implement the good management practices plan to reduce VOC emissions; and
(3) Make the plan available to the Department upon request.


Md. Code Regs.
Regulations .06 and recodified to Regulation .07, and new Regulation .06 adopted effective December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2285); amended effective 43:9 Md. R. 531, eff.5/9/2016

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