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Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 63—NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES (CONTINUED)


Subpart DDDDDD—National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Polyvinyl Chloride and Copolymers Production Area Sources


Contents

Applicability and Compliance Dates

§63.11140   Am I subject to this subpart?
§63.11141   What are my compliance dates?

Standards and Compliance Requirements

§63.11142   What are the standards and compliance requirements for new and existing sources?

Other Requirements and Information

§63.11143   What General Provisions apply to this subpart?
§63.11144   What definitions apply to this subpart?
§63.11145   Who implements and enforces this subpart?
Table 1 to Subpart DDDDDD of Part 63—Emission Limits and Standards for Existing Affected Sources
Table 2 to Subpart DDDDDD of Part 63—Emission Limits and Standards for New Affected Sources

Source: 72 FR 2943, Jan. 23, 2007, unless otherwise noted.

Applicability and Compliance Dates

§63.11140   Am I subject to this subpart?

(a) On or before April 17, 2012, you are subject to this subpart if you own or operate a plant specified in §61.61(c) of this chapter that produces polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or copolymers and is an area source of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions. After April 17, 2012, you are subject to the requirements in this subpart if you own or operate one or more polyvinyl chloride and copolymers process units (PVCPU), as defined in §63.12005, that are located at, or are part of, an area source of HAP.

(b) On or before April 17, 2012, this subpart applies to each new or existing affected source. The affected source is the collection of all equipment and activities in vinyl chloride service necessary to produce PVC and copolymers. An affected source does not include portions of your PVC and copolymers production operations that meet the criteria in §61.60(b) or (c) of this chapter. After April 17, 2012, this subpart applies to each polyvinyl chloride and copolymers production affected source. The polyvinyl chloride and copolymers production affected source is the facility-wide collection of PVCPU, storage vessels, heat exchange systems, surge control vessels, and wastewater and process wastewater treatment systems that are associated with producing polyvinyl chloride and copolymers.

(1) An affected source is existing if you commenced construction or reconstruction of the affected source before October 6, 2006.

(i) You must meet the applicable requirements of §§63.11142(a), 63.11143(a) and (b), 63.11144(a) and 63.11145 for existing affected sources.

(ii) You must achieve compliance by the date specified in §63.11141(a).

(iii) You must meet the applicable requirements of §§63.11142(b) through (f), 63.11143(c), 63.11144(b) and 63.11145 for existing affected sources by the compliance date specified in §63.11141(c), after which time you are no longer subject to the requirements listed in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section.

(2) An affected source is new if you commenced construction or reconstruction of the affected source between October 6, 2006, and May 20, 2011.

(i) You must meet the applicable requirements of §§63.11142(a), 63.11143(a) and (b), 63.11144(a) and 63.11145 for new affected sources.

(ii) You must achieve compliance by the date specified in §63.11141(b).

(3) If you are a new affected source as specified in paragraph (b)(2) of this section that commenced construction or reconstruction between October 6, 2006, and May 20, 2011, then after April 17, 2012, you are considered an existing affected source.

(i) You must meet the applicable requirements of §§63.11142(b) through (f), 63.11143(c), 63.11144(b) and 63.11145 for existing affected sources.

(ii) You must achieve compliance by the date specified in §63.11141(d), after which time you are no longer subject to paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii) of this section.

(4) An affected source is new if you commenced construction or reconstruction of the affected source after May 20, 2011.

(i) You must meet the applicable requirements of §§63.11142(b) through (f), 63.11143(c), 63.11144(b), and 63.11145 for new affected sources.

(ii) You must achieve compliance by the date specified in §63.11141(e).

(iii) If components of an existing affected source are replaced such that the replacement meets the definition of reconstruction in §63.2 and the reconstruction commenced after May 20, 2011, then the existing affected source becomes a reconstructed source and is subject to the relevant standards for a new affected source. The reconstructed source must comply with the requirements of paragraph (b)(4)(i) of this section for a new affected source upon initial startup of the reconstructed source or by April 17, 2012, whichever is later.

(c) This subpart does not apply to research and development facilities, as defined in section 112(c)(7) of the Clean Air Act. After April 17, 2012, the requirements of this subpart also do not apply to chemical manufacturing process units, as defined in §63.101, that produce vinyl chloride monomer or other raw materials used in the production of polyvinyl chloride and copolymers.

(d) You are exempt from the obligation to obtain a permit under 40 CFR part 70 or 40 CFR part 71, provided you are not otherwise required by law to obtain a permit under §70.3(a) or §71.3(a). Notwithstanding the previous sentence, you must continue to comply with the provisions of this subpart.

(e) After the applicable compliance date specified in §63.11141(c), (d) or (e), an affected source that is also subject to the provisions of 40 CFR part 61, subpart F, is required to comply with the provisions of this subpart and no longer has to comply with 40 CFR part 61, subpart F.

(f) After the applicable compliance date specified in §63.11141(c), (d) or (e), an affected source that is also subject to the provisions of other 40 CFR part 60 or 40 CFR part 63 subparts is required to comply with this subpart and any other applicable 40 CFR part 60 and 40 CFR part 63 subparts.

[77 FR 22904, Apr. 17, 2012]

§63.11141   What are my compliance dates?

(a) If you own or operate an existing affected source as specified in §63.11140(b)(1), then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart specified in §63.11140(b)(1)(i) by January 23, 2007.

(b) If you own or operate a new affected source as specified in §63.11140(b)(2), then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart as specified in §63.11140(b)(2)(i) by the dates in paragraphs (b)(1) or (2) of this section.

(1) If you start up a new affected source on or before January 23, 2007, you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart not later than January 23, 2007.

(2) If you start up a new affected source after January 23, 2007, but before or on May 20, 2011, then you must achieve compliance with the provisions in this subpart upon startup of your affected source.

(c) If you own or operate an existing affected source as specified in §63.11140(b)(1), then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart specified in §63.11140(b)(1)(iii) by April 17, 2015.

(d) If you own or operate an affected source that commenced construction or reconstruction between October 6, 2006, and May 20, 2011, then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions of this subpart specified in §63.11140(b)(3) by April 17, 2015.

(e) If you own or operate a new affected source as specified in §63.11140(b)(4), then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart specified in §63.11140(b)(4)(i) by the dates in paragraphs (e)(1) and (2) of this section.

(1) If you start up your affected source between May 20, 2011, and April 17, 2012, then you must achieve compliance with the applicable provisions in this subpart not later than April 17, 2012.

(2) If you start up your affected source after April 17, 2012, then you must achieve compliance with the provisions in this subpart upon startup of your affected source.

[77 FR 22905, Apr. 17, 2012]

Standards and Compliance Requirements

§63.11142   What are the standards and compliance requirements for new and existing sources?

(a) You must meet all the requirements in 40 CFR part 61, subpart F, except for §§61.62 and 61.63.

(b) You must comply with each emission limit and standard specified in Table 1 to this subpart that applies to your existing affected source, and you must comply with each emission limit and standard specified in Table 2 to this subpart that applies to your new affected source.

(c) The emission limits, operating limits and work practice standards specified in this subpart apply at all times, including periods of startup, shutdown and malfunction.

(d) You must demonstrate initial compliance by the dates specified in §63.11141.

(e) You must conduct subsequent performance testing according to the schedule specified in §63.11905.

(f) You must meet the requirements of the applicable sections of 40 CFR part 63, subpart HHHHHHH, as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) through (19) of this section, except for the purposes of complying with this subpart, where the applicable sections of 40 CFR part 63, subpart HHHHHHH, as specified in paragraphs (f)(1) through (19) of this section reference Table 1 or Table 2 to subpart HHHHHHH, reference is made to Table 1 or Table 2 to this subpart.

(1) You must comply with the requirements of §63.11880(b).

(2) You must comply with the requirements of §§63.11890(a) through 63.11890(d) and are subject to §63.11895.

(3) You must comply with the requirements of §63.11896, except for the purposes of complying with this subpart, where §63.11896 refers to §63.11870(d) of subpart HHHHHHH, reference is made to §63.11140(b)(4) of this subpart.

(4) You must comply with the requirements of §63.11900, except for the purposes of complying with this subpart, where §63.11900 refers to §63.11875 of subpart HHHHHHH, reference is made to §63.11141 of this subpart.

(5) You must meet the requirements of §63.11910 for initial and continuous compliance for storage vessels.

(6) You must meet the requirements of §63.11915 for equipment leaks.

(7) You must meet the requirements of §63.11920 for initial and continuous compliance for heat exchange systems.

(8) You must meet the requirements of §63.11925 for initial and continuous compliance for process vents.

(9) You must meet the requirements of §63.11930 for closed vent systems.

(10) You must meet the requirements of §63.11935 for continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) and continuous parameter monitoring systems (CPMS) to demonstrate initial and continuous compliance with the emission standards for process vents.

(11) You must meet the requirements of §63.11940 for continuous monitoring requirements for control devices required to install CPMS to meet the emission limits for process vents.

(12) You must meet the requirements of §63.11945 for performance testing requirements for process vents.

(13) You must meet the requirements of §63.11950 for emissions calculations to be used for an emission profile by process of batch process operations.

(14) You must meet the requirements of §63.11955 for initial and continuous compliance requirements for other emission sources.

(15) You must meet the requirements of §63.11956 for ambient monitoring.

(16) You must meet the requirements of §63.11960 for initial and continuous compliance requirements for stripped resin.

(17) You must meet the requirements of §63.11965 through §63.11980 for general, initial and continuous compliance, test methods and calculation procedures for wastewater.

(18) You must meet the notification and reporting requirements of §63.11985.

(19) You must meet the recordkeeping requirements of §§63.11990 and 63.11995.

[77 FR 22905, Apr. 17, 2012]

Other Requirements and Information

§63.11143   What General Provisions apply to this subpart?

(a) All the provisions in part 61, subpart A of this chapter apply to this subpart.

(b) The provisions in subpart A of this part, applicable to this subpart are specified in paragraphs (b)(1) and (2) of this section.

(1) §63.1(a)(1) through (10).

(2) §63.1(b) except paragraph (b)(3), §§63.1(c) and 63.1(e).

(c) Section 63.11885 specifies which parts of the General Provisions in subpart A of this part apply to you.

[77 FR 22906, Apr. 17, 2012]

§63.11144   What definitions apply to this subpart?

(a) On and before April 17, 2012, the terms used in this subpart are defined in the Clean Air Act; §§61.02 and 61.61 of this chapter; and §63.2 for terms used in the applicable provisions of subpart A of this part, as specified in §63.11143(b).

(b) After April 17, 2012, terms used in this subpart are defined in the Clean Air Act; §63.2; and §63.12005.

[77 FR 22906, Apr. 17, 2012]

§63.11145   Who implements and enforces this subpart?

(a) This subpart can be implemented and enforced by the U.S. EPA or a delegated authority such as a state, local or tribal agency. If the U.S. EPA Administrator has delegated authority to a state, local or tribal agency, then that agency has the authority to implement and enforce this subpart. You should contact your U.S. EPA Regional Office to find out if this subpart is delegated to a state, local or tribal agency within your state.

(b) In delegating implementation and enforcement authority of this subpart to a state, local or tribal agency under subpart E of this part, the approval authorities contained in paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) of this section are retained by the Administrator of the U.S. EPA and are not transferred to the state, local or tribal agency.

(1) Approval of an alternative means of emissions imitation under §61.12(d) of this chapter.

(2) Approval of a major change to test methods under §61.13(h) of this chapter. A “major change to test method” is defined in §63.90.

(3) Approval of a major change to monitoring under §61.14(g) of this chapter. A “major change to monitoring” is defined in §63.90.

(4) Approval of a major change to reporting under §61.10. A “major change to recordkeeping/reporting” is defined in §63.90.

[77 FR 22906, Apr. 17, 2012]

Table 1 to Subpart DDDDDD of Part 63—Emission Limits and Standards for Existing Affected Sources

For this type of emission point .  .  .And for this air pollutant .  .  .And for an affected source producing this type of PVC resin .  .  .You must meet this emission
limit .  .  .
PVC-only process ventsaVinyl chlorideAll resin types5.3 parts per million by volume (ppmv).
   Total hydrocarbonsAll resin types46 ppmv measured as propane.
   Total organic HAPb.All resin types140 ppmv.
   Dioxins/furans (toxic equivalency basis)All resin types0.13 nanograms per dry standard cubic meter (ng/dscm).
PVC-combined process ventsaVinyl chlorideAll resin types0.56 ppmv.
   Total hydrocarbonsAll resin types2.3 ppmv measured as propane.
   Total organic HAPbAll resin types29 ppmv.
   Dioxins/furans (toxic equivalency basis)All resin types0.076 ng/dscm.
Stripped resinVinyl chlorideBulk resin7.1 parts per million by weight (ppmw).
   Dispersion resin1,500 ppmw.
   Suspension resin36 ppmw.
   Suspension blending resin140 ppmw.
   Copolymer resin790 ppmw.
   Total non-vinyl chloride organic HAPBulk resin170 ppmw.
   Dispersion resin320 ppmw.
   Suspension resin36 ppmw.
   Suspension blending resin500 ppmw.
   Copolymer resin1,900 ppmw.
Process WastewaterVinyl chlorideAll resin types2.1 ppmw.
   Total non-vinyl chloride organic HAPAll resin types0.018 ppmw.

aEmission limits at 3 percent oxygen, dry basis.

bAffected sources have the option to comply with either the total hydrocarbon limit or the total organic HAP limit.

[77 FR 22906, Apr. 17, 2012]

Table 2 to Subpart DDDDDD of Part 63—Emission Limits and Standards for New Affected Sources

For this type of emission point .  .  .And for this air pollutant .  .  .And for an affected source producing this type of PVC resin .  .  .You must meet this emission
limit .  .  .
PVC-only process ventsaVinyl chlorideAll resin types5.3 parts per million by volume (ppmv).
   Total hydrocarbonsAll resin types46 ppmv measured as propane
   Total organic HAPbAll resin types140 ppmv.
   Dioxins/furans (toxic equivalency basis)All resin types0.13 nanograms per dry standard cubic meter (ng/dscm).
PVC-combined process ventsaVinyl chlorideAll resin types0.56 ppmv.
   Total hydrocarbonsAll resin types2.3 ppmv measured as propane
   Total organic HAPbAll resin types29 ppmv
   Dioxins/furans (toxic equivalency basis)All resin types0.076 ng/dscm.
Stripped resinVinyl chlorideBulk resin7.1 parts per million by weight (ppmw).
   Dispersion resin1,500 ppmw.
   Suspension resin36 ppmw.
   Suspension blending resin140 ppmw.
   Copolymer resin790 ppmw.
   Total non-vinyl chloride organic HAPBulk resin170 ppmw.
   Dispersion resin320 ppmw.
   Suspension resin36 ppmw.
   Suspension blending resin500 ppmw.
   Copolymer resin1,900 ppmw.
Process WastewaterVinyl chlorideAll resin types2.1 ppmw.
   Total non-vinyl chloride organic HAPAll resin types0.018 ppmw.

aEmission limits at 3 percent oxygen, dry basis.

bAffected sources have the option to comply with either the total hydrocarbon limit or the total organic HAP limit.

[77 FR 22906, Apr. 17, 2012]



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