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15A NCAC 02D .0306 (a) General



(1) (2) (3) (4)



EMISSION REDUCTION PLAN: WARNING LEVEL



There shall be no open burning by any person of trade waste, refuse, vegetation, or debris in any form. The use of incinerators for the disposal of solid waste or liquid waste shall be prohibited. Persons operating fuel burning equipment which requires boiler lancing or soot blowing shall perform such operations only between 12-noon and 4:00 p.m. Persons operating motor vehicles should minimize their use through car pools and increased use of public transportation.



(b) Source Curtailment. Any person responsible for the operation of a source of air pollution shall take all required control actions for the warning level that are listed below: (1) Operators of coal or oil fired electric power generating facilities shall:



(A) (B) (C) use fuels having the lowest ash and sulfur content, perform boiler lancing and soot blowing between 12-noon to 4:00 p.m., and divert electric power generating to facilities outside of warning area;



(2) Operators of coal or oil fired process steam generating facilities shall:



(A) (B) (C) (D) use fuels having the lowest ash and sulfur content, perform boiler lancing and soot blowing between 12-noon to 4:00 p.m., reduce steam load demands consistent with continuing plant operations, and prepare to use the plan of action to be taken if an emergency develops;



(3)



Operators of manufacturing industries of the following classifications: primary metal industries; petroleum refining and related industries; chemical and allied products industries; paper and allied products industries; glass, clay and concrete products industries shall:



(A) (B) (C) (D) reduce air pollutants from manufacturing operations by, if necessary, assuming reasonable economic hardship by postponing production and related operations; defer trade waste disposal operations which emit particles, gases, vapors, or malodorous substances; reduce heat load demands for processing consistent with continuing plant operations; and perform boiler lancing or soot blowing between 12-noon to 4:00 p.m.;



(4) (5)



History Note:



Municipal and commercial refuse disposal operations shall stop incinerating waste; Other persons requested by the Commission to prepare a preplanned abatement plan shall take all required control actions for the warning level contained in their plan. Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.3(a)(12); Eff. February 1, 1976; Amended Eff. July 1, 1984; December 1, 1976.






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