OAR Policy and Guidance Metarecord
Potential to Emit (PTE) Guidance for Specific Source Categories
|Signed by: John S. Seitz, Director, OAQPS, OAR & Eric Schaeffer, Director, Office of Reg. Enforcement, OECA
Signature Date: April 14, 1998
Information Transfer and Program Integration Division (OAQPS)
Policy & Guidance Memosrmits
This memo provides guidance to assist States and local agencies in efficiently creating potential-to-emit limits for small sources in eight specific source categories, and to assist States and source owners in identifying sources that are minor sources without additional limits. The memo addresses the following eight categories: (1) gasoline service stations;(2) gasoline bulk plants (bulk plants are small bulk gasoline distribution facilities that distribute less than 20,000 gallons per day, and that receive gasoline by truck rather than by rail or barge); (3) boilers (specifically, the guidance addresses natural gas and oil combustion in industrial boilers having a capacity of 100 million Btu/hours or less); (4) cotton gins; (5) coating sources; (6) printing, publishing and packaging operations; (7) degreasers using volatile organic solvents; (8) hot mix asphalt plants. The memo contains a series of attached tables in which EPA provides guidance in the form of operational cutoffs. The t ables contain cutoffs that States and local agencies can use as limits in general permits and prohibitory rules. Also attached to the memo is a technical support document that contains the calculations that EPA used in developing the cutoffs.