3745-75-04 Monitoring requirements.

[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 the last paragraph of rule 3745-75-01 of the Administrative Code titled"Reference to materials."]

(A) Each incinerator unit burning hospital or medical/infectious waste shall be equipped with a continuous temperature recorder for the primary and secondary combustion chambers. The instrument shall record a measurement at least once every minute.

(B) Each medical/infectious waste incinerator with a capacity greater than one thousand pounds per hour shall be equipped with a continuous carbon monoxide monitor and alarm. The alarm shall indicate whenever concentrations exceed one hundred fifty parts per million.

(C) All facilities that operate an infectious waste incinerator shall install, maintain and operate a radioactivity monitor and alarm. The radioactivity monitor shall be installed to monitor all medical/infectious waste prior to combustion.

(D) Any unit that is equipped with a bypass stack shall be equipped with a device to continuously monitor and record the temperature in the bypass stack. The device shall be maintained and calibrated according to manufacturers' specifications and shall record the date, time, and duration of every use of the bypass stack.

(E) A scale (accurate to within one pound) shall be installed, calibrated (to manufacturers' specifications), and operated to measure the weight of all of the material charged to the unit. A written log shall be kept that records the amount of material charged to any unit on a pounds per hour basis or a pounds per batch basis. Alternative arrangements may be approved by the director provided they can be shown to be of equivalent effectiveness as a method of regulating flow into the incinerator and generating a permanent record of pound per hour charging rates.

(F) Each medical/infectious waste incinerator with a capacity greater than one thousand pounds per hour shall be equipped with a continuous opacity monitor unless exempted by the director because of the influence of condensed water vapor in the stack exit gas.

(G) Any continuous opacity or carbon monoxide monitor required under this rule shall be installed and maintained in accordance with 40 CFR, Part 60.

(H) The following operating parameters are to be measured and recorded at the stated minimum frequencies for HMIWI units equipped with a wet scrubber, or a dry scrubber followed by a fabric filter:

See Table at

http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/pdfs/3745/0/75/3745-75-04_PH_FF_A_RU_20090814_0842.pdf

(I) For HMIWI units not equipped with a wet scrubber, or a dry scrubber followed by a fabric filter, equipment shall be installed, calibrated (to the manufacturers' specifications), maintained, and operated to monitor the site-specific operating parameters developed pursuant to paragraph (U) of rule 3745-75-02 of the Administrative Code.

(J) The owner or operator of a HMIWI shall record the amount and type of mercury, hydrogen chloride, and dioxin/furan sorbent used during each hour of operation, as applicable.

(K) The owner or operator of a HMIWI shall install, calibrate (to manufacturers' specifications), maintain, and operate devices (or establish methods) for monitoring the applicable maximum and minimum operating parameters listed in paragraph (H) of this rule such that these devices (or methods) measure and record values for these operating parameters at the frequencies indicated in paragraph (H) of this rule at all times except during periods of startup and shutdown.

(L) The owner or operator of a HMIWI shall obtain monitoring data at all times during HMIWI operation except during periods of monitoring equipment malfunction, calibration, or repair. At a minimum, valid monitoring data shall be obtained and recorded for seventy-five per cent of the operating hours per day and for ninety per cent of the operating days per calendar quarter that the affected facility combusts hospital waste and/or medical/infectious waste.

Effective: 08/24/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/22/2009 and 08/24/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A) , 3704.03(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 7/9/91, 3/23/04