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PROPOSED RULES

(A)install, calibrate, operate, and maintain, for each municipal waste combustor, continuous emission monitors to determine sulfur dioxide emissions, nitrogen oxides emissions, and oxygen or carbon dioxide according to 40 CFR 60.1715 through 60.1770;

(B)monitor load level of each class I municipal waste combustor according to 40 CFR 60.1810 and 60.1825;

(C)monitor temperature of the flue gases at the inlet of the particulate matter air pollution control device according to 40 CFR 60.1815 and 60.1825;

(D)monitor carbon feed rate if activated carbon is used to abate dioxins and furans or mercury emissions according to 40 CFR 60.1820 and 60.1825;

(E)maintain records of the information listed in 40 CFR 60.1830 through 60.1855 for a period of at least five years;

(F)following the first year of municipal combustor operation, submit an annual report specified in 40 CFR 60.1885, no later than February 1 of each year following the calendar year in which the data were collected. Once the unit is subject to permitting requirements under 15A NCAC 02Q .0500, Title V Procedures, the owner or operator of an affected facility shall submit these reports semiannually; and

(G)submit a semiannual report any recorded pollutant or parameter that does not comply with the pollutant or parameter limit specified in this Section according to the schedule specified in 40 CFR 60.1895.

(g)  Excess Emissions and Start-up and Shut-down. All municipal waste combustors subject to this Rule shall comply with Rule .0535, Excess Emissions Reporting and Malfunctions, of this Subchapter.
(h)  Operator Certification.
(1)Each chief facility operator and shift supervisor shall obtain a provisional certification within six months after he transfers to the municipal waste combustion unit or six months after he is hired to work at the municipal waste combustor unit.
(2)Each chief facility operator and shift supervisor shall obtain a full certification or be scheduled to take the certification exam within six months after he transfers to the municipal waste combustion unit or six months after he
is hired to work at the municipal waste combustor unit.
(3)Each chief facility operator and shift supervisor shall have obtained a full certification or have scheduled a full certification exam with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME QRO-1-1994).
(4)The owner or operator of a municipal waste combustor plant shall not allow the facility to be operated at any time unless one of the following persons is on duty at the affected facility:

(A)a fully certified chief facility operator;

(B)a provisionally certified chief facility operator who is scheduled to take the full certification exam;

(C)a fully certified shift supervisor; or

(D)a provisionally certified shift supervisor who is scheduled to take the full certification exam.

(5)If the certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor both are unavailable, a provisionally certified control room operator at the municipal waste combustion unit may fulfill the certified operator requirement. Depending on the length of time that a certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor are away, one of three criteria shall be met:

(A)When the certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor are both offsite for 12 hours or less and no other certified operator is on-site, the provisionally certified control room operator may perform those duties without notice to, or approval by the Director.

(B)When the certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor are offsite for more than 12 hours, but for two weeks or less, and no other certified operator is on-site, the provisionally certified control room operator may perform those duties without notice to, or approval by, the Director. However, you must record the periods when the certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor are offsite and include the information in the annual report as specified under 40 CFR 60.1885(l).

(C)When the certified chief facility operator and certified shift supervisor are offsite for more than two weeks and no other certified operator is on-site, the provisionally certified control room operator may perform those duties without notice to, or

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008

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