401 KAR 59:090. New ethylene producing plants.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS Chapter 224

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 224.10-100

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 224.10-100 requires the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet to prescribe administrative regulations for the prevention, abatement, and control of air pollution. This administrative regulation provides for the control of emissions from new ethylene producing plants.

 

      Section 1. Applicability. The provisions of this administrative regulation shall apply to each affected facility which means each waste gas stream of any ethylene producing plant commenced on or after the classification date defined below.

 

      Section 2. Definitions. As used in this administrative regulation all terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given them in 401 KAR 50:010. "Classification date" means April 9, 1972.

 

      Section 3. Standard for Hydrocarbons. No person shall emit into the atmosphere a waste gas stream from any ethylene producing plant unless the waste gas stream is subjected to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit for three-tenths (0.3) seconds or greater in a direct-flame afterburner or equally effective catalytic vapor incinerator. Either device must be equipped with an indicating pyrometer which is positioned in the working area at the operator's eye level. (5 Ky.R. 431; Am. 1036; eff. 6-6-79; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)