New Rule Governing Alternative Emission Limitations (West Virginia)

West Virginia adopts Alternative Emission Limitations During Startup, Shutdown, and Maintenance Rule

On August 26, 2016 the West Virginia Division of Air Quality adopted a new rule governing establishing criteria for alternative emission limitations during startup, shutdown, and maintenance.

alternative-emission-limitations-west-virginia

The rule adopts alternative limitation provisions contained in:

  • State Implementation Plans: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
  • Restatement and Update of EPAs SSM Policy Applicable to SIPs
  • Finding of Substantial Inadequacy
  • SIP Calls to Amend Provisions Applying to Excess Emissions During Periods of Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction, 80 Fed. Reg. 33840 (June 12, 2015) (SSM SIP Policy).

The rule applies to sources subject to 45 C.S.R 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 21, or 40 that have excess emissions during periods of startup, shutdown, or maintenance, and cannot meet the allowable emission limits at all times. Sources may request an alternative emission limitation if the source has excess emissions during those periods and cannot meet an allowable emission limit indicative of normal operations.

Sources :

West Virginia adopts Alternative Emission Limitations During Startup, Shutdown, and Maintenance Rule