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26.11.15.00.htm 26.11.15.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 15 Toxic Air Pollutants Authority: Environment Article, §1-101, 1-404, 2-101―2-103, 2-301―2-303, 10-102, and 10-103, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.11.15.01.htm 26.11.15.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Acceptable ambient level (AAL) means a concentration of a toxic air pollutant in the atmosphere that the Department determines will provide a margin of safety to protect the public health from toxic, noncarcinogenic effects that may be caused by the toxic air pollutant and that is used to evaluate the air quality impacts of all premises within a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile)
26.11.15.02.htm 26.11.15.02. 02 Control of NESHAP and MACT Sources.. A. A person may not construct, modify, operate, or cause to be constructed, modified, or operated any NESHAP source as defined in COMAR 26.11.01.01B(21) which results or will result in violation of any provisions of 40 CFR Part 61 (excluding Subparts B, H, I, K, Q, R, T, and W)B. A NESHAP source controlled under the requirements of §A of this regulation is not subject to the requirements of Regulations .05 and .06 of this ch
26.11.15.03.htm 26.11.15.03. 03 Applicability and Exemptions.. A. Applicability.. 1) Sources Subject to Permit Requirements. Except as provided in this regulation and in Regulation .06 of this chapter, any installation or source that discharges a Class I or Class II TAP into the ambient air is subject to the requirements of this chapter if the installation or source:a) Is required to obtain a permit to construct or approval under COMAR 26.11.02.09; or. b) Either has obtained, or was required to obtain,
26.11.15.04.htm 26.11.15.04. 04 Requirement to Quantify Emissions.. A. New Installations or Sources.. 1) The owner or operator of a new installation or source shall quantify emissions of each TAP that will be discharged and submit that information to the Department when applying for the permit to construct the new installation or source, or when an update is requested by the Department.2) Emissions shall be quantified in sufficient detail to determine whether the premises complies with the requirements of thi
26.11.15.05.htm 26.11.15.05. 05 Control Technology Requirements.. A. New or Reconstructed Installations. A person may not construct, reconstruct, operate, or cause to be constructed, reconstructed, or operated, any new installation or source that will discharge a toxic air pollutant to the atmosphere without installing and operating T-BACT.B. Certain Installations Discharging Class I Toxic Air Pollutants. A person who requests a special permit as provided in COMAR 26.11.16.05 shall insta
26.11.15.06.htm 26.11.15.06. 06 Ambient Impact Requirement.. A. Requirements for New Installations, Sources, or Premises.. 1) Except as provided in §A(2) of this regulation, a person may not construct, modify, or operate, or cause to be constructed, modified, or operated, any new installation or source without first demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Department using procedures established in this chapter that total allowable emissions from the premises of each toxic air pollutant discha
26.11.15.07.htm 26.11.15.07. 07 General Requirements for Compliance Demonstrations.. A. To demonstrate that a premises discharging a Class I TAP is in compliance with Regulation .06 of this chapter, a person shall demonstrate that allowable emissions will not unreasonably endanger human health both because of potential carcinogenic effects and because of other potential toxic effects. Demonstrations for Class II TAPs are required only for potential toxic effects other than cancer.
26.11.15.9999.htm 26.11.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 25, 1983 (10:1 Md. R. 30). Regulations .01E and .02 amended effective July 2, 1985 (12:11 Md. R. 1049) October 14, 1985 (12:18 Md. R. 1766) August 11, 1986 (13:13 Md. R. 1492)Regulations .01 and .03 repealed effective April 6, 1987 (14:5 Md. R. 579) (Provisions transferred to COMAR 10.18.23)Regulation .02 amended effective January 5, 1988 (14:24 Md. R. 2555) ― Annotation: Attorney General Opinion No. 83-015 (May 2
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