3745-57-43 Performance standards.

An incinerator burning hazardous waste must be designed, constructed, and maintained so that, when operated in accordance with operating requirements specified under rule 3745-57-45 of the Administrative Code, it will meet the following performance standards:

(A)

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (A)(2) of this rule, an incinerator burning hazardous waste must achieve a destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of 99.99 per cent for each principal organic hazardous constituent (POHC) designated (under rule 3745-57-42 of the Administrative Code) in its permit for each waste feed. DRE is determined for each POHC from the following equation:

DRE = ( W in - W out ) / W in x 100%

Where:

W in = Mass feed rate of one principal organic hazardous constituent (POHC) in the waste stream feeding the incinerator, and

W out = Mass emission rate of the same POHC present in exhaust emissions prior to release to the atmosphere.

(2) An incinerator burning hazardous waste F020, F021, F022, F023, F026, or F027 must achieve a destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of 99.9999 per cent for each principal organic hazardous constituent (POHC) designated (under rule 3745-57-42 of the Administrative Code) in its permit. This performance must be demonstrated on POHCs that are more difficult to incinerate than tetra-, penta-, and hexachlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. DRE is determined for each POHC from the equation in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule.

(B) An incinerator burning hazardous waste and producing stack emission of more than 1.8 kilograms per hour (four pounds per hour) of hydrogen chloride (HCl) must control HCl emissions such that the rate of emission is no greater than the larger of either 1.8 kilograms per hour or one per cent of the HCl in the stack gas prior to entering any pollution control equipment.

(C) An incinerator burning hazardous waste must not emit particulate matter exceeding one hundred eighty milligrams per dry standard cubic meter ( 0.08 grains per dry standard cubic foot) when corrected for the amount of oxygen in the stack gas according to the formula:

P c = M c x [ 14 / (21 - Y) ]

Where:

P c = the corrected concentration of particulate matter,

M c = the measured concentration of particulate matter, and

Y = the measured concentration of oxygen in the stack gas, using the Orsat method for oxygen analysis of dry flue gas, presented in 40 CFR Part 60, "Appendix A" (method 3).

This correction procedure is to be used by all hazardous waste incinerators except those operating under conditions of oxygen enrichment. For these facilities, the director will select an appropriate correction procedure.

(D) For purposes of permit enforcement, compliance with the operating requirements specified in the permit (under rule 3745-57-45 of the Administrative Code) will be regarded as compliance with this rule. However, evidence that compliance with those permit conditions is insufficient to ensure compliance with the performance requirements of this rule may be "information" justifying modification or revocation of the permit under rule 3745-50-51 or 3745-50-53 of the Administrative Code.

[Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled "Incorporated by reference."]

Effective: 03/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: Exempt
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3734.12
Rule Amplifies: 3734.12
Prior Effective Dates: 01/07/1983, 08/26/1983 (Emer.), 11/29/1983, 05/29/1985 (Emer.), 08/29/1985, 01/30/1986, 12/30/1989, 09/05/2010