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approval by the Director. However, the owner or operator shall notify the Director in writing and submit a status report and corrective action summary to the Director every four weeks following the initial notification.  In the notice, the owner or operator shall state what caused the absence and what is being done to ensure that a certified chief facility operator or certified shift supervisor is on-site. If the Director notifies the owner or operators that the status report or corrective action summary is disapproved, the municipal waste combustion unit may continue operation for 90 days, but then shall cease operation. If corrective actions are taken in the 90-day period such that the Director withdraws the disapproval, municipal waste combustion unit operation may continue.

(D)All chief facility operators, shift supervisors, and control room operators shall complete the EPA operator training course. These employees must complete the operator training course before assuming responsibilities that affect operation of the municipal waste combustion unit. This requirement does not apply to chief facility operators, shift supervisors and control room operators who have obtained full certification from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on or before July 1, 1998.

(i)  Training.
(1)The owner or operator of each municipal waste combustor shall develop and update on a yearly basis a site-specific operating manual. The manual shall at the minimum address;

(A)a summary of all applicable requirements in this subsection,

(B)a description of the basic combustion principles that apply to municipal waste combustion units,

(C)procedures for receiving, handling, and feeding municipal solid waste.

(D)procedures to be followed during periods of startup, shutdown, and malfunction of the municipal waste combustion unit,

(E)procedures for maintaining a proper level of combustion air supply,

(F)procedures for operating the municipal waste combustion unit in compliance with the requirements

contained in 40 CFR 60 Subpart JJJ.

(G)procedures for responding to periodic upset or off-specification conditions,

(H)procedures for minimizing carryover of particulate matter,

(I)procedures for handling ash,

(J)procedures for monitoring emissions from the municipal waste combustion unit,

(K)procedures for recordkeeping and reporting,

The operating manual shall be updated continually and be kept in a readily accessible location for all persons required to undergo training under Subparagraph (2) of this Paragraph. The operating manual and records of training shall be available for inspection by the personnel of the Division on request.

(3)The owner or operator of the municipal waste combustor plant shall establish a training program to review the operating manual according to the schedule specified in Parts (A)

(A)a date prior to the day when the person assumes responsibilities affecting municipal waste combustor unit operation, and

(B)annually, following the initial training required by Part (A) of this Subparagraph.

(j)  The referenced ASME exam (ASME QRO-1-1994) in this Paragraph is hereby incorporated by reference and includes subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of the referenced ASME exam may be obtained from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 22 Law Drive, Fairfield, NJ 07007, at a cost of forty nine dollars ($49.00).

Authority G.S. 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.107(a)(3),(4),(5); 40 CFR 60.35b; 40 CFR 60.34e; 40 CFR 60.1515.





(a)  This Rule does not apply to facilities required to have a permit under Section .0500 of this Subchapter.  This Rule applies only to permits issued under Section .0300 of this Subchapter.
(b)  If a source is subject to any of the following rules, then the source is not exempted from permit requirements, and the exemptions in Paragraph (c) of this Rule do not apply:
(1)new source performance standards under 15A NCAC 02D .0524 or 40 CFR Part 60, except when the following activities are eligible for exemption under Paragraph (c) of this Rule:

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008


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