Engineering Guides Notebook

Engineering Guides Notebook

Table of Engineering Guides

Ohio EPA's Operation and Maintenance Guidelines for Air Pollution Control Equipment

Filename & Extension

Guide Name & Subject Matter

Date Issued
* Revised Date

Applicable Rule(s) 3745-

guide1.pdf

Guide 1 - PTI/PTO for Noncriteria Pollutants

9/11/79, 3/19/86*, 11/21/05*

31-02, 35-02

guide2.pdf

Guide 2 - Issuance of PTO for SO2 Sources

12/13/79, 3/19/86*, 5/18/05*

35-01, 35-02

guide3.pdf

Guide 3 - Bake-off Ovens: Incinerator or Process?

12/13/79, 3/19/86*, 5/4/05*

17-09

guide4.pdf

Guide 4 - VOC Definition of "Potential to Emit"

3/14/80, 3/19/86*, 6/22/05*

21-01, 21-07, 21-09

guide5.pdf

Guide 5 - VOC Exemption for Fixed Roof Tanks

3/14/80, 3/20/86*, 1/4/07*

21-04, 21-09

guide6.pdf

Guide 6 - PTI for Coal to Oil Conversion

3/14/80, 3/20/86*

31-01

guide7.pdf

Guide 7 - "Process weight" as used in -17-11

3/21/80, 3/20/86*, 1/3/08*

17-01, 17-11

guide8.pdf

Guide 8 - Compliance Tests at Bulk Gasoline Terminals

4/10/80, 11/25/80*, 12/17/82*, 3/7/06*

21-10

guide9.pdf

Guide 9 - PTI/PTO Determinations for Grain Dryers (regarding the applicable requirements for existing and new grain dryers)

5/9/80, 12/24/08*

17-08

guide10.pdf

Guide 10 - Applicable TSP Rules for Stone Crushing Plants

5/29/80, 11/13/06*

17-08

guide11.pdf

Guide 11 - Use of Table I for Multiple Source Permits/Derating

6/20/80, 3/13/07*

17-11

guide12.pdf

Guide 12 - GDFs - BAT, acceptable equipment for Stage II systems, and witnessing tests

6/25/80 , 8/14/07* ,
5/20/08*

21-09, 31-05

guide13.pdf

Guide 13 - Procedures for EVEL Determinations (reviewed on March 13, 2007 and no significant revisions were made)

6/27/80, 2/27/81*, 12/23/94*, 6/20/97*, 3/13/07*

17-07

guide14.pdf

Guide 14 -Acceptability of Past Tests for EVEL's

6/27/80, 12/23/94*, 3/13/07*

17-07

guide15.pdf

Guide 15 - Testing Procedure to Establish EVEL's for Identical Sources (reviewed on March 13, 2007 and no significant revisions were made)

7/15/80, 12/23/94*, 6/20/97*, 3/13/07*

17-07

guide16.pdf

Guide 16 - Conditions for Requiring Additional Source Compliance Tests (regarding when additional emission tests should be required)

8/14/80, 12/6/85*, 11/9/88*,4/30/96*,
2/2/09*

15-04

guide17.pdf

Guide 17 - Authority and Criteria for Requiring Compliance Tests at Normal Boiler Operating Rate

8/26/80, 11/13/06*

15-04, 17-07, 17-10, 35-02

guide18.pdf

Guide 18 - SO2 Compliance Determination Methods for Boilers

11/14/80

18-04, 18-08

guide19.pdf

Guide 19 - Applicable TSP Rules for Coke Oven Battery Combustion Stacks

12/30/80, 1/3/08*

17-10

guide20.pdf

Guide 20 - Determination of Compliance with Visible Emission Limitations for Stack Sources

1/6/81

17-03, 17-07

guide21.pdf

Guide 21 - BAT Requirements for Fugitive Dust Sources

1/22/81, 12/2/09*

17-08, 31-05

guide22.pdf

Guide 22 - Acceptability of Manual Covers for Small Open Top Vapor Degreasers and OAC Rule 3745-21-09(O)

4/9/81, 11/9/09

21-09

guide23.pdf

Guide 23 - Determination of Significant Figures for TSP Emission Limitations

4/24/81

17-10, 17-11

guide24.pdf

Guide 24 - Application of Fugitive Dust Requirements to Affected Facilities

5/8/81

17-08

guide25.pdf

Guide 25 - Determination of Source Nos. and Permit/Variance Fees for Fugitive Dust Sources

6/9/81, 7/9/10*

17-04, 17-08

guide26.pdf

Guide 26 - Inclusion of Weight of Water in the Weight of "Refuse" Charged for Incinerators

6/9/81

15-01, 17-09

guide27.pdf

Guide 27 - Determination of the Heat Input During a Boiler Stack Test (regarding the use of the F-factor in emission test calculations)

6/9/81, 12/26/08*

17-03

guide28.pdf

Guide 28 - Methods for Ascertaining the Uncontrolled Mass Rate of Emission for Figure II of OAC rule 3745-17-11

6/30/81, 1/5/09*

17-11

guide29.pdf

Guide 29 - Applicability of the PTI Rules to Increases in Capacity of a Derated Boiler

11/17/81

17-10, 31-02, 35-02

guide30.pdf

Guide 30 - Discontinuation of Control Measures for Fugitive Dust Sources in Non-Appendix A Areas

11/17/81, 12/4/09

15-07, 17-05, 17-08

guide31.pdf

Guide 31 - Grouping of Emissions Units in Applying Figure II of OAC rule 3745-17-11

12/18/81, 12/9/09

17-11

guide32.pdf

Guide 32 - When a Variance Permit May be Issued to Define Alternative Visible Emission Limitations for an Emissions Unit

1/14/82, 12/14/09*

17-07, 35-03

guide33.pdf

Guide 33 - Evaluation and Processing of Requests for Scheduled Maintenance

1/14/82, 5/3/82, 2/24/04

15-06

guide34.pdf

Guide 34 - Procedures to Shut Down or Reinstate Emission Units or Facilities

1/14/82, 3/12/2012

OAC CH 31

guide35.pdf

Guide 35 - Calculation of VOC Emissions from Fixed and External Floating Roof Storage Tanks for the Purpose of Determining Eligibility for Registration Status

3/29/82, 12/11/09

35-05

guide36.pdf

Guide 36 - The Grouping of Fuel Burning Equipment in Determining the Allowable Emission Rate from Figure I of OAC Rule 3745-17-10

3/29/82, 12/29/09*

17-10

guide37.pdf

Guide 37 - Whether or Not Product Separation/Recovery Equipment Constitute Control Equipment

5/18/82, 8/11/10

17-11

guide38.pdf

Guide 38 - Use of Exempt Organic Compounds to Satisfy BAT Requirements

7/20/82

31-01, 31-02

guide39.pdf

Guide 39 - Conversion to Exempt Organic Compounds to Create Emission Offsets under the Bubble Concept & PTI

8/25/82

21-01, 31-05, 35-03

guide40.pdf

Guide 40 - Stack Testing Methods for Particulate Emissions from Process Equipment and Incinerators

11/5/82

17-03, 17-09, 17-11

guide41.pdf

Guide 41 - Stack Testing Methods for Particulate Emissions from Fuel Burning Equipment

11/5/82

17-03, 17-10

guide42.pdf

Guide 42 - Definition of BAT for New Sources

12/30/82

31-05

guide43.pdf

Guide 43 - Special Terms and Conditions for PTO's and Variances

3/28/83, 12/6/85*, 2/20/86*, 6/1/88*, 4/18/89*, 7/25/91*, 2/7/92*, 10/7/93*, 3/2/95*

35-02, 35-03

guide44.pdf

Guide 44 - Permit Issuance Policy for Relocation of Portable/Mobile Facilities

4/5/83, 4/14/06*, 4/14/10*

31-02, 31-03, 35-02

guide45.pdf

Guide 45 - Calculation of "Potential to Emit" for Surface Coating Lines

10/21/83

21-01, 21-07, 21-09

guide46.pdf

Guide 46 - Determination of Cost-Effectiveness for BAT and RACM Evaluations

12/5/83

17-08, 31-05

guide47.pdf

Guide 47 - Application of TSP Emission Limitations to Cyclones at Alfalfa Dehydrating Plants

11/30/84

17-11

guide48.pdf

Guide 48 - VOC Compliance Determinations for Coating Lines

11/30/84

21-09

guide49.pdf

Guide 49 - Particulate Emission Testing During Boiler Sootblowing Operations

12/17/85

17-10

guide50.pdf

Guide 50 - Use of Waste Oils for Road Dust Suppression

2/11/86, 5/7/99*

17-08

guide51.pdf

Guide 51 - Number of Sampling Runs to be Witnessed by Agency Observers

2/14/86

17-03

guide52.pdf

Guide 52 - Criteria for Requiring the Use of Continuous Emission Monitors

2/14/86, 12/11/91*, 4/3/96*

15-04

guide53.pdf

Guide 53 - Interpretation of Open Burning Standards

12/17/86, 2/20/92*, 7/22/94*

19-01, 19-03, 19-04, 19-05

guide54.pdf

Guide 54 - Use of Brine for Road Dust Suppression

1/13/87

15-07, 17-08

guide55.pdf

Guide 55 - Precautions in Use of Method 24 for Water-Based Coatings

3/15/89

21-10

guide56.pdf

Guide 56 - Regulation and Control of Emissions from Heatset Web Offset Printing Lines

3/16/90, 6/15/99*

17-03, 17-07, 17-11,
21-01, 21-07, 21-10,
31-05, 35-03

guide57.pdf

Guide 57 - Reasonably Available Control Measures for Fugitive Dust Emissions from Highway Construction and Maintenance Projects

12/9/92, 4/3/96*,
9/5/96*

17-08

guide58.pdf

Guide 58 - Definition of "Facility" for Ohio Title V Permit Program

3/31/95

77-01

guide59.pdf

Guide 59 - Identification of Required Fields in a Title V Permit Application

12/27/95

77-03

guide60.pdf

Guide 60 - Assigning Source Numbers and PTI Fees for Processes Subject to Leak Detection Programs

3/2/95

21-09, 31-02

guide61.pdf

Guide 61 - Policy on Limiting Potential to Emit of a Facility to Avoid Title V Permit Applicability.  Please check the 8/20/98 update concerning extension of deadline for FESOPs.

4/27/95, 11/6/95*, 9/5/06*

77-01, 35-07

guide62.pdf

Guide 62 - Identification of Trivial Air Contaminant Emission Activities for Preparing Title V Permit Applications

4/27/95, 11/6/95*

77-01, 15-05

guide63.pdf

Guide 63 - Guidance on the Need to Revise Title V Permit Applications for Changes in Federally Required Information

8/29/95, 6/3/03*

77-01, 77-04, 77-07, 77-08

guide64.pdf

Guide 64 - Clarification on Addressing Emergency Action Plan Requirements in Title V Permit Applications

10/24/95

25-03

guide65.pdf

Guide 65 - Monitoring, Recordkeeping, and Reporting Requirements for Various Types Emission Units.

5/17/96, 11/1/96*

77-03, 77-04

guide66.pdf

Guide 66 -  Continuous Parametric Monitoring Systems (CPMS) Requirements for Emissions Units

9/18/96

21-07, 21-08, 21-09, 31-05, 35-02, 57-47, 74-06, 75-04

guide67.pdf

Guide 67 - Engineeing Guide #67 is a new guide that provides guidance on how the USEPA's "Once In, Always In" policy affects the applicability of a Maximum Achievable Control Technology ("MACT") standard to a facility and the requirement that the facility obtain a Title V permit to comply with the MACT standard. A number of questions regarding this subject are answered.

2/28/05

-

guide68.pdf

Guide 68 - Calculation of Potential to Emit (PTE) for Non-Heatset or Sheet-Fed Printing Presses to Determine Eligibility for PTI Exemption

7/7/97

31-03

guide69.pdf

Guide 69 -Guidance on Air Dispersion Modeling of Emission Sources       Revised Table 3

7/1/03

31-25

guide70.pdf

DRAFT Guide 70 - Guidance on Evaluating Emissions of Toxic Air Pollution Compounds when Processing Permit-to-Install (PTI) Applications.

DRAFT

 

guide71.pdf

Guide 71 - Requirements for Reporting Emissions from very Small Emissions Units in the Annual Fee Emission Reports 

8/6/01, 1/23/03*, 1/6/11*

15-05, 78-02

guide72.pdf

Guide 72 - Guidance on when it is appropriate for the regulated community to group emissions unit IDs for certain emissions reporting purposes.

Revoked December 30, 2009 - Refer to eBusiness Center: Air Services emissions reporting electronic "Help" pages for assistance. 

1/30/04

 

guide73.pdf

Guide 73 - This guide answers several questions concerning procedures and policy on visible emission observations by field inspectors and the use of visible emission test methods.

4/27/05

 

guide75.pdf

Guide 75 - This guide was prepared to respond to numerous questions from the Ohio EPA District Offices and local air agencies and the regulated community concerning the proper application of OAC rules 3745-17-07, 3745-17-08, and 3745-17-11 to fugitive dust sources and/or process equipment.

3/6/09

17-07,17-08, 17-11

guide76.pdf

Guide 76 - Ohio EPA's policy for incorporating MACT, NESHAP and NSPS requirements in Ohio air permits

3/11/08

 

guide77.pdf

Guide 77 - This Guide was prepared to address questions from the Ohio EPA District Offices and local air agencies and the regulated community concerning the proper application of amended OAC rule 3745-21-07 to emissions units that generate organic compound emissions.

8/24/09

21-07

guide78.pdf

Guide 78 - This guide describes procedures used for owner or operators of municipal waste landfills to obtain either alternative timeline or higher operating collection well temperature, oxygen, nitrogen or pressure requirements.

12/15/10

NSPS WWW

guide79.pdf

Guide 79 - This guide explains the procedure to follow upon receipt of a permit application requiring emission reductions or Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) for the purpose of offsets or a permit application requiring emission reductions or ERCs for netting.

4/4/11

11131-22, 31-24, 31-25, 31-26, 31-27 

guide80.pdf

Guide 80 - Methods for Calculating Potential to Emit (PTE)

3/2/12

15-05, 21-12, 31-01, 31-03, 31-05, 77, MACT, NNSR, PSD, USEPA Final Rule 11-12, 67FR 80186-01

guide81.pdf

Guide 81 - Emission Unit ID Assignment

3/12/2012

21-07, 17-01

 


"Key Word(s)"

Applicable Engineering Guide Number (.pdf or .html)

A

Ambient air monitoring (particulate matter)

43

Aggregate plants

10

Alfalfa dehydrating plants

47

B

Bake-off ovens

3

Best available technology (BAT)

-

....continuous parametric monitoring systems

66

....cost-effectiveness of

46

....definition

-

....exempt organic compounds

38

....fugitive dust sources

21

....gasoline dispensing facilities

12

....grain dryers

9

....heatset web offset printing lines

56

Brine (for dust control)

54

Bubble concept

39 & 48

Bulk gasoline terminals

8

C

Capture efficiency (for dryers)

56

Cleanup materials (for printing lines)

56 & 68

Coal quality

-

....specifications

43

....sampling/analysis/reporting

43

Coke oven batteries

19

....combustion stacks

19

Column dryers

9

Compliance demonstrations

8, 16, 17, 18, 24, 27, 28, 43, 48, 49 & 51

Condensible emissions

40, 41 & 56

Continuous emission monitors

18, 43 & 52

Continuous parametric monitoring systems

66

Control equipment

37

....general

37 & 66

....storage tanks

35

....heatset web offset printing lines

56

Cost-effectiveness

24, 42 & 46

Cost

-

....capital

46

....annual

46

Cyclones

47

D

Degreasers (open-top vapor degreasers)

22

Derating (of fuel burning equipment)

29, 36 & 43

Deterioration ("significant and avoidable")

30

Dispersion Modeling

69

Dryers (for heatset inks)

56

Dust suppressants

50 & 54

E

Emission activities

-

....de minimus

62

....insignificant

62

....trivial

62

Emission factors

28

Emission limitations

-

....particulate

36

....in PTO's and variances

43

Emission offset (organic compounds)

39

Emission tests

-

....capture efficiency

56

....general

46 & 51

....organic compounds

8, 43 & 56

....particulates

13, 14, 15, 17, 27, 28, 32, 40, 41, 43, 47, 49 & 56

....sulfur dioxide

18

Emergency generators (potential to emit)

61

Emergency Action plans

64

Emission units

 

....assigning ID #

60

....dispersion modeling of

69

....continuous paremetric monitoring systems

66

....monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting programs

65

Equivalent visible emission limitations (EVEL's)

13, 14, 15, 17, 43 & 56

Exempt organic compounds

4, 38, 39 & 56

F

Facility

58

Fees

25, 60, 61, 71

F-factor

27

Fuel burning equipment

6, 17, 19, 27, 29 & 41

....derating

36 & 43

....grouping

36

....new sources

36

....physically & operationally united

31

....sootblowing operations

49

....stand-by equipment

36

Fuel sampling

18

Fuel switching (coal to oil)

6

Fugitive dust

10, 21, 24, 25, 30, 43, 50, 54 & 57

G

Gasoline dispensing facilities

12

Grain dryers

9

Grouping

 

....of fuel burning equipment

36

....of process sources

11 & 31

H

Heat balances

27

Heatset web offset printing lines (HWOPL's)

56

Highway construction and maintenance projects (dust)

57

I

Inactive sources

34

Incinerators

-

....general

3 & 40

....liquid wastes

26

....sewage sludge

26

Inherent physical limitation

61

Insignificant activities

62

L

Leak detection programs (for process fugitive VOC emissions)

60

Lithographic Printing

56 & 68

Landfill

78

M

Maintenance

33 & 43

Malfunctions

16 & 43

Material balances

28

Mobile facilities (relocation of )

44

Modeling (of air contaminant sources)

69

Modifications (of existing sources)

6, 16, 29 & 31

Monitoring Programs

65

N

New Sources

-

....best available technology, BAT

42

....fuel burning equipment

36

Non-criteria pollutants

1, 38

O

Opacity

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24 & 32

Open burning

53

Organic compounds

4, 38, 39, 56 & 68

Organic materials

56

P

Parametric monitoring requirements

66

Parking areas (unpaved)

50 & 54

Permits (state)

-

....to install, PTI

1, 6, 12, 21, 29, 34, 38, 42, 44, 60 & 68

....to install, exemption, printing lines

68

....federally enforceable state operating permit

61

....to operate, PTO

1, 2, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 24, 25, 29, 31, 34, 43, 44 & 65

Permits (Title V)

-

....applicability determination

61 & 62

....changes to application fields

63

....definition of "facility"

58

....emergency action plans

64

....fees

61

....inherent physical limitation

61

....insignificant activities

61 & 62

....modifications of

63

....monitoring programs for

65

....permit shield

63

....potential to emit

61

....reporting programs for

65

....required fields in applications

59

....trivial emission activities

62

....two-year transition period

61 (please refer to the 8/20/98 update concerning extension to FESOP deadlines)

Photochemically reactive materials

56

Physically and operationally united

-

....fuel burning equipment

36

....process equipment

31

Potential to emit

4, 45, 68 & 80

Potential to emit for emergency generators

61

Portable facilities (relocation of)

44

Printing lines

56 & 68

Priorities (for fugitive dust control program)

24

Process equipment

7, 11, 23, 28, 31, 37 & 40

Process weight rate

7, 11, 31 & 47

Product recovery systems

37 & 47

Product separation systems

37

Q

Quarrying operations

10

R

Rack dryers

9

Reasonably available control technology/measures (RACT or RACM)

-

....coke oven combustion stacks

19

....cost-effectiveness of

46

....fugitive dust sources

24

....grain dryers

9

....highway construction and maintenance projects

57

Recordkeeping program

65

Relocation (of portable/mobile sources)

44

Reporting Program

65

Registration status

24, 31 & 35

Roadway (unpaved)

50 & 54

Rounding off

23

S

Sampling runs

51

Scheduled maintenance

33

Shutdowns

34

Significant figures

23

Sootblowing operations

49

Special terms and conditions (of PTO's and variances)

43, 50 & 54

Stand-by equipment (fuel burning equipment)

36

Stone crushing operations

10

Storage tanks

-

....fixed roof

5 & 35

....gasoline

12

....registration status

35

Sulfur dioxide (SO2)

2 & 18

Surface coating lines

-

....potential to emit

45

....compliance determinations

48

T

Terms and Conditions

65

Thirty-day rolling, weighted average

18

U

Uncontrolled mass rate of emission (UMRE)

28, 31, 37 & 56

Used Oils

50

V

Variances

5, 32, 39, 43 & 56

Visible emissions

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 32, 56 & 57

Volatile organic compounds

-

....content analysis

55

....process fugitive emissions - leak detection

60

 W

Waste oils (for dust control)

50

Water (as part of process weight)  7 & 47

OAC Rule

Applicable Engineering Guide Number (.pdf or .html)

General Provisions

3745-15-01

26

3745-15-04

16, 17 & 52

3745-15-05

62, 71, 80

3745-15-06

33

3745-15-07

30 & 54

Particulate Matter Standards

3745-17-01

7, 81

3745-17-03

20, 27, 40, 41, 51 & 56

3745-17-04

25

3745-17-05

30

3745-17-07

13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 32, 56 & 57

3745-17-08

9, 10, 21, 24, 30, 46, 50 & 57

3745-17-09

3, 26 & 40

3745-17-10

17, 19, 23, 29, 36, 41 & 49

3745-17-11

7,11, 23, 28, 31, 37, 40, 47 & 56

Sulfur Dioxide Regulations

3745-18-04

18

3745-18-08

18

Open Burning Standards

3745-19-01

53

3745-19-03

53

3745-19-04

53

3745-19-05

53

CO, Ozone, Hydrocarbon Air
Quality Standards, and Related Emission Requirements

3745-21-01

4, 39, 45 & 56

3745-21-04

5

3745-21-07

4, 45, 56, 66 & 81

3745-21-08

66

3745-21-09

4, 5, 12, 22, 45, 48, 52, 60 & 66

3745-21-10

8, 55 & 56

3745-21-12

80

Emergency Episode Standards

3745-25-03

64

Permit to Install

3745-31-01

6, 38, 69, 80

3745-31-02

1, 29, 34, 44, 60 & 63

3745-31-03

44, 80

3745-31-05

12, 21, 38, 42, 46, 56, 66 & 80

3745-31-25

69

Permit to Operate

3745-35-01

2

3745-35-02

1, 2, 17, 34, 43, 44, 52 & 66

3745-35-03

32, 39, 43 & 56

3745-35-05

35

3745-35-07

61

Incinerators

3745-57-47

52

Total Reduced Sulfur

3745-73-04

52

Title V Permits

3745-77

80

3745-77-01

58, 61, 62, 63

3745-77-03

59

3745-77-04

63

3745-77-07

63, 65 & 66

3745-77-08

63

Air Pollution Control Fees

3745-78-02 71