R307-420-2 - Definitions

R307-420-2. Definitions

Except as provided in R307-420-2, the definitions in R307-403-1 apply to R307-420.

"Major Source" means:

(1)

(a) any stationary source of air pollutants which emits, or has the potential to emit, fifty tons per year or more of volatile organic compounds; or

(b) any stationary source of air pollutants which emits, or has the potential to emit, one hundred tons per year or more of nitrogen oxides; or

(c) any physical change that would occur at a source not qualifying under (1)(a) or (b) as a major source, if the change would constitute a major source by itself.

(2) The fugitive emissions of a stationary source shall not be included in determining whether it is a major stationary source, unless the source belongs to one of the following categories of stationary sources:

(a) Coal cleaning plants (with thermal dryers);

(b) Kraft pulp mills;

(c) Portland cement plants;

(d) Primary zinc smelters;

(e) Iron and steel mills;

(f) Primary aluminum ore reduction plants;

(g) Primary copper smelters;

(h) Municipal incinerators capable of charging more than 250 tons of refuse per day;

(i) Hydrofluoric, sulfuric, or nitric acid plants;

(j) Petroleum refineries;

(k) Lime plants;

(l) Phosphate rock processing plants;

(m) Coke oven batteries;

(n) Sulfur recovery plants;

(o) Carbon black plants (furnace process);

(p) Primary lead smelters;

(q) Fuel conversion plants;

(r) Sintering plants;

(s) Secondary metal production plants;

(t) Chemical process plants;

(u) Fossil-fuel boilers (or combination thereof) totaling more than 250 million British Thermal Units per hour heat input;

(v) Petroleum storage and transfer units with a total storage capacity exceeding 300,000 barrels;

(w) Taconite ore processing plants;

(x) Glass fiber processing plants;

(y) Charcoal production plants;

(z) Fossil fuel-fired steam electric plants of more than 250 million British Thermal Units per hour heat input;

(aa) Any other stationary source category which, as of August 7, 1980, is being regulated under 42 U.S.C. 7411 or 7412 (section 111 or 112 of the federal Clean Air Act).

"Significant" means, for the purposes of determining what is a significant emission increase or a significant net emission increase and therefore a major modification, a rate of emissions that would equal or exceed any of the following rates:

(1) for volatile organic compounds, 25 tons per year,

(2) for nitrogen oxides, 40 tons per year.

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