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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter NPart 415 → Subpart AJ


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 415—INORGANIC CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY


Subpart AJ—Copper Salts Production Subcategory


Contents
§415.360   Applicability; description of the copper salts production subcategory.
§415.361   Specialized definitions.
§415.362   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best practicable control technology currently available (BPT).
§415.363   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best available technology economically achievable (BAT).
§415.364   Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES).
§415.365   New source performance standards (NSPS).
§415.366   Pretreatment standards for new sources (PSNS).
§415.367   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT).

Source: 49 FR 33421, Aug. 22, 1984, unless otherwise noted.

§415.360   Applicability; description of the copper salts production subcategory.

The provisions of this subpart are applicable to discharges and to the introduction of pollutants into treatment works which are publicly owned resulting from the production of copper salts, including (a) copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, and copper nitrate, and (b) copper carbonate.

§415.361   Specialized definitions.

For the purpose of this subpart:

(a) Except as provided below, the general definitions, abbreviations, and methods of analysis set forth in part 401 of this chapter shall apply to this subpart.

(b) The term product shall mean copper salts.

(c) The term copper shall mean the total copper present in the process wastewater stream exiting the wastewater treatment system.

(d) The term selenium shall mean the total selenium present in the process wastewater stream exiting the wastewater treatment system.

(e) The term nickel shall mean the total nickel present in the process wastewater stream exiting the wastewater treatment system.

§415.362   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best practicable control technology currently available (BPT).

(a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32 any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best practicable control technology currently available (BPT).

Subpart AJ—Copper Sulfate, Copper Chloride, Copper Iodide, Copper Nitrate

Pollutant or pollutant propertyBPT effluent limitations
Maximum for any 1 dayAverage of daily values for 30 consecutive days
Kg/kkg (or pounds per/1,000 lb) of product
TSS0.0690.023
Copper (T)0.00300.0010
Nickel (T)0.00600.0020
Selenium (T)0.00150.00050
pH(1)(1)

1Within the range 6.0 to 9.0.

(b) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32 any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best practicable control technology currently available (BPT):

Subpart AJ—Copper Carbonate

Pollutant or pollutant propertyBPT effluent limitations
Maximum for any 1 dayAverage of daily values for 30 consecutive days
Kg/kkg (or pounds per/1,000 lb) of product
TSS4.21.4
Copper (T)0.190.064
Nickel (T)0.370.12
Selenium (T)0.0930.031
pH(1)(1)

1Within the range 6.0 to 9.0.

§415.363   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best available technology economically achievable (BAT).

(a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32, any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best available technology economically achievable (BAT): The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.362(a).

(b) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32, any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best available technology economically achievable (BAT): The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T) and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.362(b).

§415.364   Pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES).

(a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7 and 403.13, any existing source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES):

Subpart AJ—Copper Sulfate, Copper Chloride, Copper Iodide, Copper Nitrate

Pollutant or pollutant propertyPSES effluent limitations
Maximum for any 1 dayAverage of daily values for 30 consecutive days
Milligrams per liter (mg/l)
Copper(T)3.21.1
Nickel(T)6.42.1
Selenium(T)1.60.53

In cases where POTWs find it necessary to impose mass limitations, the following equivalent mass limitations are provided as an alternate: The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.362(a).

(b) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7 and 403.13, any existing source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following pretreatment standards for existing sources (PSES):

Subpart AJ—Copper Carbonate

Pollutant or pollutant propertyPSES effluent limitations
Maximum for any 1 dayAverage of daily values for 30 consecutive days
Milligrams per liter (mg/l)
Copper (T)3.21.1
Nickel (T)6.42.1
Selenium (T)1.60.53

In cases where POTWs find it necessary to impose mass limitations, the following equivalent mass limitations are provided as an alternate: The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.362(b).

§415.365   New source performance standards (NSPS).

(a) Any new source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate must achieve the following new source performance standards (NSPS): The limitations for pH, TSS, copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T), are the same as specified in §415.362(a).

(b) Any new source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate must achieve the following new source performance standards (NSPS): The limitations for pH, TSS, copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.362(b).

§415.366   Pretreatment standards for new sources (PSNS).

(a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7, any new source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following pretreatment standards for new sources (PSNS): The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.364(a).

(b) Except as provided in 40 CFR 403.7, any new source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate which introduces pollutants into a publicly owned treatment works must comply with 40 CFR part 403 and achieve the following pretreatment standards for new sources (PSNS): The limitations for copper (T), nickel (T), and selenium (T) are the same as specified in §415.364(b).

§415.367   Effluent limitations guidelines representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT).

(a) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32 any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper sulfate, copper chloride, copper iodide, or copper nitrate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT): The limitations are the same for TSS and pH as specified in §415.362(a).

(b) Except as provided in 40 CFR 125.30 through 125.32 any existing point source subject to this subpart and producing copper carbonate must achieve the following effluent limitations representing the degree of effluent reduction attainable by the application of the best conventional pollutant control technology (BCT): The limitations are the same for TSS and pH as specified in §415.362(b).

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