N.J. Admin. Code § 7:31-4.3 - Standard operating procedures

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The provisions of this section apply in addition to those in 40 CFR 68.69, Operating procedures, with changes specified at 7:31-4.1(c)8.
(b) The standard operating procedures shall include the following:
1. A process description defining the operation and showing flows, temperatures and pressures, or a reference to a document with this information;
2. Sampling procedures addressing apparatus and specific steps involved in the taking of samples;
3. Logsheets and checklists where appropriate to the operation;
4. A statement as to the number of EHS operators required to meet safety needs for each operation with requirements for shift coverage;
5. A requirement that an EHS operator be in attendance at the facility, be able to acknowledge alarms and take corrective action to prevent an accident at all times during EHS handling, use, manufacturing, storage, or generation except:
i. During chlorination of water using chlorine vapor out of a supply vessel, if the Department determines that chlorine monitoring equipment is provided with alarms reporting to a continuously attended station whose personnel are trained to take action to prevent an EHS accident and the online supply vessel total capacity is less than 2,100 pounds;
ii. During EHS storage requiring refrigeration, circulation, agitation or inert gas blanketing, if the Department determines that EHS monitoring equipment is provided with alarms reporting to a continuously attended station whose personnel are trained to take action for an appropriate response, and a risk assessment demonstrates that an EHS operator is not necessary onsite during the specified activity;
iii. During storage not requiring refrigeration, circulation, agitation or inert gas blanketing, if the Department determines that EHS monitoring equipment is provided with alarms reporting to a continuously attended station, or a risk assessment performed pursuant to N.J.AC. 7:31-4.2 demonstrates that an EHS operator is not necessary onsite during the specified activity; or
iv. Notwithstanding any other applicable State and/or Federal requirements, during mechanical refrigeration using anhydrous ammonia within a closed loop system, if the Department determines that anhydrous ammonia detection monitoring equipment is capable of automatically isolating and shutting down EHS equipment and is provided with alarms reporting to a continuously attended station whose personnel are trained to take action to prevent an EHS accident; and
6. A table of contents or a system to index each covered process's standard operating procedures covering the items of 40 CFR 68.69(a) and (b)1 through 5 above.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:31-4.3
Amended by R.2003 d.335, effective 8/4/2003.
See: 35 N.J.R. 935(a), 35 N.J.R. 3618(b).
In (b), rewrote 5iii and added 5iv.
Amended by R.2009 d.85, effective 3/16/2009.
See: 40 N.J.R. 5109(a), 41 N.J.R. 1206(b).
In the introductory paragraph of (b)5, substituted "facility" for "stationary source"; and in (b)5iv, substituted "isolating and" for "isolating,", and deleted ", and emptying" following "down".

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