129 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 15, § 001 - Particulate Emissions; Limitations and Standards

001.01 No person will cause, suffer, allow or permit the emission of particulates from any processing machine, equipment, device or other articles, or combination thereof, except indirect heating equipment and incinerators, in excess of the amounts allowed in Table 15-1 during any one hour.
001.01A Interpolation of the data in Table 15-1 for process weight rates up to 60,000 lb/hr will be accomplished by use of the equation E = 4.10 p.67 and interpolation and extrapolation of the data for process weight rates in excess of 60,000 lb/hr will be accomplished by use of the equation E = 55.0 p.11-40, where E = rate of emission in lb/hr and P = process weight rate in Tons per Hour (tph). If two or more units discharge into a single stack, the allowable emission rate will be determined by the sum of all process weights discharging into the single stack.

Table 15-1

Process Weight Rate

Rate of Emissions

Process Weight Rate

Rate of Emissions

lb/hr

tph

lb/hr

lb/hr

tph

lb/hr

100

0.05

0.551

16,000

8.000

16.5

200

0.10

0.877

18,000

9.00

17.9

400

0.20

1.40

20,000

10.

19.2

600

0.30

1.83

30,000

15.

25.2

800

0.40

2.22

40,000

20.

30.5

1,000

0.50

2.58

50,000

25.

35.4

1,500

0.75

3.38

60,000

30.

40.0

2,000

1.00

4.10

70,000

35.

41.3

2,500

1.25

4.76

80,000

40.

42.5

3,000

1.50

5.38

90,000

45.

43.6

3,500

1.75

5.96

100,000

50.

44.6

4,000

2.00

6.52

120,000

60.

46.3

5,000

2.50

7.58

140,000

70.

47.8

6,000

3.00

8.56

160,000

80.

49.0

7,000

3.50

9.49

200,000

100.

51.2

8,000

4.00

10.4

1,000,000

500.

69.0

9,000

4.50

11.2

2,000,000

1,000.

77.6

10,000

5.00

12.0

6,000,000

3,000.

92.7

12,000

6.00

13.6

001.02 No person will cause or allow particulate matter caused by the combustion of fuel to be emitted from any stack or chimney into the outdoor atmosphere in excess of the hourly rate set forth in Table 15-2.

Table 15-2

Total Heat Input in Million British Thermal Units Per Hour (MMBtu/hr)

Maximum Allowable Emissions of Particulate Matter in Pounds per Million British Thermal Units (lb/MMBtu)

10 or less

0.60

Between 10 and 10,000

1.026

I 0.233

I = The total heat input in MMBtu/hr

10,000 or more

0.12

001.03 For the purpose of these regulations, the total heat input will be the aggregate heat content of all fuels whose products of combustion pass through a stack or chimney, or the equipment manufacturer's or designer's guaranteed maximum input, whichever is greater. The total heat input of all fuel burning units at a plant or on a premises will be used for determining the maximum allowable amount of particulate matter which may be emitted.
001.04 No person will cause or allow emissions, from any source, which are of an opacity equal to or greater than twenty percent (20%), as evaluated by an EPA-approved method, or recorded by a continuous opacity monitoring system operated and maintained pursuant to 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix B except as provided for in Section 001.05 of this Chapter. Administrator, as used in 40 CFR Part 60 Appendix B, means Administrator of EPA.
001.05 Exceptions:
001.05A No person will cause or allow emissions from any existing teepee waste wood burner which are of an opacity equal to or greater than forty percent (40%).
001.05B No person will cause or allow emissions from any existing alfalfa dehydration plant dryer which are of an opacity equal to or greater than thirty percent (30%).
001.05C Emission sources subject to monitoring requirements of Section 005.06 of this Chapter are allowed to have one six minute period per hour of not more than twenty seven percent (27%) opacity.
001.05D Incinerators owned and operated by a law enforcement agency to dispose of contraband obtained during a law enforcement operation are exempt from the provisions of this Chapter solely while being used for this purpose.
001.05E An opacity standard applies as specified elsewhere in this Title or an underlying federal regulation.
001.06 Section 001.01 and 001.02 of this Chapter applies unless a more stringent particulate matter standard is specified in the underlying requirements of an applicable federal regulation, is specified within a construction permit issued pursuant to this Title, or the potential-to-emit is below the rates allowed in Section 001.01 of this Chapter.

Notes

129 Neb. Admin. Code, ch. 15, § 001
Amended effective 9/28/2022

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