For purposes of this regulation, a small animal incinerator
has a maximum design burning capacity of 200 lbs/hr, is used to burn animal
remains and is comprised of a dual-chamber design, consisting of a primary
charging chamber and a secondary chamber (or afterburner) with burners located
in each chamber. The minimum stack height is seven feet above ground. Small
animal incinerators approved to be constructed or operated pursuant to the
provisions of this chapter will comply with Sections 001 through 009 above,
Chapter 14, Sections 001 through 006, and each of the following.
Production Limits. Limits on
incineration may not exceed the incineration rate, in lbs/hr, specified by the
manufacturer, as measured by using the following:
011.01A Where the weight of the load is
estimated, the incineration period will last for the maximum duration in hours
specified by the manufacturer for a full load.
011.01B Where the weight of the load is
known, the incineration period will be at least an amount of time equivalent to
the weight of the load, in pounds, divided by the manufacturer's design
incineration rate in lbs/hr.
011.02 Fuel. Heat will be provided by the
combustion of natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or distillate oil. The
sulfur content of distillate oil may not exceed 0.05% by weight.
011.03 Materials Incinerated. Incineration
will be limited to deceased animals and medical/infectious waste.
Medical/infectious waste may not exceed 10% by weight of all waste incinerated
in any single load. Medical/infectious wastes that may be incinerated include
sharps that have been used in animal care or treatment, unused sharps, and
carcasses, parts, or bedding of animals known to have been exposed to
The opacity of visible emissions from the stack will not equal or exceed 20% as
evaluated by Method 9 in Appendix A of 40 CFR Part 60
in accordance with 40 CFR
(2) and Chapter 15, Section 001.04.
011.05 Temperature. The temperature of the
secondary chamber, as indicated by a temperature measuring device, will not be
less than 1400° Fahrenheit with a minimum residence time of 0.5 seconds in
which waste gases are released from the charged primary chamber.
011.06 Particulate matter caused by the
combustion of fuel will not be emitted in excess of the hourly rate of 0.60
pounds of particulate matter per million British thermal units total heat
input, in accordance with Chapter 15, Section 001.02.
Particulate matter will not be allowed
to become airborne in such quantities and concentrations that it remains
visible in the ambient air beyond the premises where it originates, in
accordance with Chapter 15, Section 003.01.
011.07A Routine observations (at least once
each day of operation) will be conducted to determine whether particulate
matter is becoming airborne in such quantities and concentrations that it
remains visible in ambient air. Corrective action will be taken immediately if
Maintenance. The incinerator will be properly maintained at all times, in
accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
Record keeping. The owner or operator
of the facility will maintain on-site records as follows, for a minimum of five
Inspection and maintenance
records to ensure equipment is properly operated and well maintained. Such
records will, at a minimum, include the following:
011.09A1 Records documenting the type of
materials incinerated during each charge, the weight of medical/infectious
waste included in each charge, the total weight of each charge (estimated or
actual), and the duration of each main burner operating cycle. The duration of
an operating cycle is defined as the period of time starting at the initial
charge after the preheat period and ending after all material in the final
charge of the operating cycle is combusted; and, when the incineration period
is less than the maximum period specified by the manufacturer, calculation of
the incineration rate for each charge. The incineration rate is calculated by
dividing the weight of each charge by the duration of each main burner
documenting the sulfur content of distillate fuel, if used.
011.09A3 Records documenting when routine
maintenance and preventive actions were performed with a description of the
maintenance and/or preventive action performed;
011.09A4 Records documenting equipment
failures, malfunctions, or other variations, including time of occurrence,
remedial action taken, and the time and date when corrections were
documenting routine observations conducted and any corrective action taken to
determine compliance with 011.07A.
011.10 Records Availability. Upon request,
the owner or operator will provide Department personnel access to, or copies
of, the records required under this chapter.
011.11 Startup Notification. The owner or
operator of a source approved to construct, reconstruct or modify and operate a
small animal incinerator under the provisions of this chapter will notify the
Department of the actual date of startup within 15 calendar days after such
011.12 Performance Testing.
The owner or operator of a source must conduct performance testing to
demonstrate compliance with Sections 011.04 and 011.06 and with Chapter 14,
Section 002, except the Director may waive performance testing provided that
the owner or operator submits adequate documentation and emission test results
of an animal incinerator identical or similar to the one proposed.