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South Carolina State Implementation Plan

                         SOUTH CAROLINA
         DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL
               AIR POLLUTION CONTROL REGULATIONS
                     REGULATION NUMBER 62.6
             CONTROL OF FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER



Section I - Control of Fugitive Particulate Matter in Non-
Attainment Areas

(a)  No person shall cause or permit any fugitive particulate
matter to go beyond property boundaries below a height of 150
feet.  Necessary precautions shall be taken to prevent such
occurrences and be in accordance with good dust control practices
as determined by the Department taking into consideration
economic reasonableness, the seriousness of the dust conditions,
and anticipated benefits, and may include but not be limited to
the following:
     
     1.  Use, where possible, of water or chemicals for control
of dust in demolition or construction operations, the grading of
roads, or the clearing of land;
     
     2.  Application of asphalt (cut back asphalt is prohibited),
water, or suitable chemicals on dirt roads, material stockpiles,
and other surfaces which can give rise to airborne dust;
     
     3.  Installation and use of hoods, scrubbers, fabric filters
or other dust cleaning devices where feasible and effective to
capture and contain fugitive particulate matter while handling
dusty materials.  Adequate containment methods shall be employed
during sandblasting or other similar operations.
     
     4.  The paving of roadways and the prompt removal of earth
or other materials from paved streets that have been deposited by
vehicular traffic, earth moving equipment, water erosion or other
means;
     
     5.  Stabilization of longterm storage piles by vegetation or
appropriate chemicals and reclamation of mined areas;
     
     6.  Modifying the process of materials handling system;
     
     7.  Use of a slurry to move material if feasible;
     
     8.  Use of traveling booms, telescopic chutes, rotary
stackers, adequate shrouding of openings in containers to be
filled;
    
     9.  Avoid use of front end loader in handling dry dusty
materials unless there is no other reasonable option;
    
     10.  Impose strict slow speed limits for vehicular traffic
on plant property or construction/destruction sites;
    
     11.  Ensure proper loading of trucks, trailers, front end
loaders, etc., to prevent spillage on paved roadways.

          (b)  No visible dust in excess of 10% opacity will be
     allowed to come from transfer points of any conveyor system
     for raw material or finished product unless the source/plant
     owner can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Department
     that such control is not feasible.

          (c)  No new source/plant will be granted a permit to
     construct in a non-atttainment area for primary standards if
     any part of materials handling of dry and dusty material is
     to be done with a front end loader, dump truck, or similar
     type handling which permits excessive dust to escape to the
     ambient air.


Section II - Control of Fugitive Particulate Matter in Problem
Areas

     (a)  For the purpose of this section, problem areas are
defined as areas in which ambient levels of particulate matter
are at or near primary standards; areas where an undesirable
level of air pollution exists; areas in which excessive levels of
fugitive particulate matter result in complaints from the general
public; areas in which fugitive particulate matter is determined
to be impacting upon a non-attainment area.

     (b)  No person shall cause or permit any fugitive
particulate matter that can reasonable be controlled to escape
into the ambient air.  Such reasonable control shall be in
accordance with recognized and generally accepted methods as
determined by the Department and may include, but not be limited
to, the following;
     
     1.  Restrictions as applicable and contained in Section I;
     
     2.  Enclosure of any dust generating process to prevent
fugitive emissions/dust; and;
     
     3.  Modification or reduction of materials handling to
minimize the generation of dust.

Section III - Control of Fugitive Particulate Matter Statewide

     (a)  Emissions of fugitive particulate matter shall be
controlled in such a manner and to the degree that it does not
create an undersirable level of air pollution.

     (b)  Restrictions and requirements may be contained in
operating permits on a case by case basis that are deemed
appropriate and necessary to control fugitive particulate matter
in accordance with reasonable available control technology.

     (c)  No source/plant shall use any method of materials
handling which will generate fugitive particulate matter that is
not fully described in the permit application.

     (d)  Volatile organic compounds shall not be used for dust
control purposes.  Oil treatment is also prohibited.

Section IV - Effective Date

The effective date for this regulation is July 1, 1979.


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THIS IS THE FEDERALLY APPROVED REGULATION AS OF OCTOBER 3, 1989

               Date Submitted     Date Approved     Federal
               to EPA             by EPA            Register

Original Reg:  DEC 20, 1978           *
1st Revision   JUL 06, 1979           *
               AUG 14, 1979
               AUG 22, 1979
1st Revision:  JUN 05, 1985       OCT 03, 1989      54 FR 40660

* - NOTE - THE JANUARY 20, 1980, APPROVAL OF THE 1979 PART D SIP
INDICATES NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON REG. 62.6 UNTIL DEFICIENCIES
ARE CORRECTED.  THE JUNE 17, 1981, PRN (46FR31676) INDICATES THE
JULY 6, 1979, SUBMITTAL HAS NOT CORRECTED THE PROBLEM AND FURTHER
THAT THE AUGUST 14 & 22 SUBMITTAL STILL DO NOT CORRECT THE
PROBLEM.  NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AT THAT TIME BY EPA ON REGULATION
62.6.  THE OCTOBER 3, 1989, FRN APPROVES REVISIONS TO 62.6.  THE
REVISION ARE THE PORTIONS OF THE REGULATION ABOVE THAT ARE
UNDERLINED.

    


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