Ferrous Jobbing Cupolas
No later than August 9, 1973, the maximum particulate
emission rate from existing ferrous jobbing cupolas shall be as given in Table
TABLE 3 ALLOWABLE RATE OF PARTICULATE EMISSION BASED ON
PROCESS WEIGHT RATE EXISTING FERROUS JOBBING CUPOLAS
|Process Weight (lb/hr)
||Maximum Weight Discharge (lb/hr) .
The emission rate for a process weight intermediate to those
shown in the Table shall be determined by linear interpolation.
Emissions From Nitric Acid
Existing Nitric Acid Plants
After July 1, 1975, no person shall cause, suffer, allow, or
permit the emission into the air of nitrogen oxides from any nitric acid plant
under construction or in operation prior to April 3, 1972, which are:
1. In excess of 5.5 lbs per ton of acid
produced, maximum 2 hour average, expressed as NO2;
2. 400 ppm (0.04% by volume dry
basis) of nitrogen oxides, measured as NO2, whichever is
the more restrictive.
New and Existing Cotton Gins
For the purpose of this paragraph, the
following definitions apply:
1. "Cotton Gin"
means any facility or plant which removes seed, lint, and trash from raw cotton
and bales the lint cotton for further processing. All individual pieces of
equipment located at a cotton gin shall be considered as being a single process
2. "Cotton Gin
Site or Gin Site" means the land upon which a cotton gin is located and all
contiguous land having an identical ownership.
3. "High Efficiency Cyclone" means any
cyclone type collector of the 2D-2D or 1D-3D configuration. The 2D-2D design
for small diameter cyclones is set forth in Agricultural Handbook 503, U.S.
Dept. of Agriculture, Cotton Ginners Handbook, 1977 Edition, pages 81-84. The
1D-3D design for small diameter cyclones is the Texas A § M University
long-cone cyclone design. Design specifics of this type of cyclone are set
forth in Figure 6 of the article titled, "Air Utilization", by E.P. Columbus,
which was presented at the Cotton Ginners Shortcourse which was held on July
27-31, 1987 at Stoneville, Mississippi.
4. "Low Pressure Exhausts" means the exhaust
air systems at a cotton gin which handles air from the cotton lint handling
system and battery condenser.
"High Pressure Exhausts" means all other exhaust air systems located at a
cotton gin which are not defined as "low pressure exhausts".
6. "Dust House" means a gravity settling
chamber utilized for the control of particulate emissions from a cotton gin and
meeting the specifications set forth in Agriculture Handbook 260, U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Handbook for Cotton Ginners, 1964 Edition, page 93.
The following conditions apply
to owners and operators of cotton gins subject to the provisions of this
The owner or operator of a cotton gin
which was in operation or under construction on or prior to July 16, 1990,
shall meet the standards set forth in Table 4 of rule
no later than
July 1, 1991.
3. The owner or
operator of a cotton gin for which construction begins after July 16, 1990
shall meet the standards set forth in Table 4 at the time the cotton gin
In lieu of
demonstrating compliance with the applicable emission standard contained in
Table 4 of this rule the following control devices may be utilized:
(i) for emission control from low pressure
exhausts, the use of screens with a mesh size of 80 by 80 or finer, or the use
of perforated condenser drums with holes not exceeding .045 inches in diameter,
or the use of a dust house.
for emission control from high pressure exhausts the use of high efficiency
cyclones shall be deemed as demonstrating compliance.
5. If compliance with the emission standard
specified in Table 4 is required, then the testing methodology to be utilized
shall be that specified in Chapter 2 of the Department of Health and
Environment's Source Sampling Manual (dated December 10, 1987).
6. Effective July 1, 1991, the burning of
cotton gin waste at the gin site in a wigwam or any other type of enclosed
burner shall be prohibited.
The allowable particulate emission
standards for new and existing cotton gins shall be determined by Table 4.
TABLE 4 ALLOWABLE RATE OF PARTICULATE EMISSIONS BASED ON
PROCESS WEIGHT RATE FOR NEW AND EXISTING COTTON GINS
|Process Weight Rate
||Rate of Emission
||Process Weight Rate
||Rate of Emission
||60,000 or more
The allowable emission rate for a cotton gin with process
weight rates intermediate to those shown in Table 4 shall be determined by
(NOTE: All publications mentioned in paragraph 3 of this rule
are available upon request by writing to:
Tennessee Division of Air Pollution Control
401 Church Street
9th Floor, L & C Annex
Nashville, Tennessee 37243- 1531
) (A) reasonable charge may apply for copying said
New and existing Kraft Mills.
The owner or operator of a kraft mill on which construction
begins after January 1, 1973, shall meet the standards listed in subparagraphs
(a), (b), and (c) of this paragraph at the time of operation of such mill
commences. After August 9, 1973, no person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit
particulate emissions from a kraft mill under construction or operation prior
to September 11, 1980, in excess of the standard chosen in
provided, however, that after July 1, 1977,
said emissions are as follows:
Particulate matter from all recovery stacks shall not exceed three pounds per
ton of equivalent air-dried kraft pulp.
(b) Particulate matter from all lime kilns
shall not exceed one pound per ton of equivalent air dried kraft
(c) Particulate matter from
all smelt tanks shall not exceed on-half pound per ton of equivalent air dried
After August 9, 1973, no person shall cause, suffer, allow or
permit the discharge of particulate emissions from any asphalt plant under
construction or in operation prior to April 3, 1972, in excess of the standard
selected in accordance with the provisions of
It is expressly provided that no later than July 1, 1975, these emissions shall
not be in excess of the standards set forth in Table 1 of chapter 1200-03-07,
entitled "Existing Process Emission Sources: Allowable Rate of Emission Based
on Process Weight Rate." It is further stipulated that after that date, the
rate of emission for existing asphalt plants with a process weight rate in
excess of 200,000 pounds (100 tons) per hour shall not exceed 51.2 pounds per
hour. Asphalt plants which are relocated more than 1.0 km from the previous
position and did not receive a construction permit prior to November 6, 1988,
shall not be allowed to emit more than the greater of the actual emissions at
its previous location or the allowable emissions for a new asphalt
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule certified
June 7, 1974; effective June 16, 1974. Amendment filed January 10, 1977;
effective June 16, 1974. Amendment filed July 28, 1980; effective September 11,
1980. Amendment filed September 21, 1988; effective November 6, 1988. Amendment
filed June 1, 1990; effective July 16, 1990.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 68-25-105 and