Engineering Guides Notebook

Engineering Guides Notebook

Table of Engineering Guides

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

Filename & Extension [PDF]

Guide Name & Subject Matter

Date Issued
* Revised Date

Applicable Rule(s) 3745-

Guide 1

Guide 1 - PTI/PTO for non-criteria pollutants

Sept. 11, 1979, March 19, 1986*, Nov. 21, 2005*

31-02, 35-02

Guide 2

Guide 2 - Issuance of PTO for SO2 sources

Dec. 13, 1979, March 19, 1986*, May 18, 2005*

35-01, 35-02

Guide 3

Guide 3 - Bake-off ovens: incinerator or process?

Dec. 13, 1979, March 19, 1986*, May 4, 2005*

17-09

Guide 4

Guide 4 - VOC definition of "Potential to Emit"

March 14, 1980, March 19, 1986*, June 22, 2005*

21-01, 21-07, 21-09

Guide 5

Guide 5 - VOC Exemption for fixed roof tanks

March 14, 1980, March 20, 1986*, Jan. 4, 2007*

21-04, 21-09

Guide 6

Guide 6 - PTI for coal to oil conversion - Obsolete

March 14, 1980, Dec. 5, 2016*

31-01

Guide 7

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

March 21, 1980, March 20, 1986*, Jan. 3, 2008*

17-01, 17-11

Guide 8

Guide 8 - Compliance tests at bulk gasoline terminals

April 10, 1980, Nov. 25, 1980*, Dec. 17, 1982*, March 7, 2006*, July 28, 2014*

21-10

Guide 9

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

May 9, 1980, Dec. 24, 2008*

17-08

Guide 10

Guide 10 - Applicable TSP rules for stone crushing plants

May, 29, 1980, Nov. 13, 2006*

17-08

Guide 11

Guide 11 - Use of Table I for multiple source permits/de-rating

June 20, 1980, March 13, 2007*

17-11

Guide 12

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

June 25, 1980, Aug. 14, 2007*,
May 20, 2008*

21-09, 31-05

Guide 13

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

June 27, 1980, Feb. 27, 1981*, Dec. 23, 1994*, June 20, 1997*, March 13, 2007*

17-07

Guide 14

Guide 14 - Acceptability of past tests for EVELs

June 27, 1980, Dec. 23, 1994*, March 13, 2007*

17-07

Guide 15

Guide 15 - Testing procedure to establish EVELs for identical sources (reviewed on March 13, 2007, and no significant revisions were made)

July 15, 1980, Feb. 23, 1994*, June 20, 1997*, March 13, 2007*

17-07

Guide 16

Guide 16 - Conditions for requiring additional source compliance tests (regarding when additional emission tests should be required)

Aug. 14, 1980, Feb. 6, 1985*, Nov. 9, 1988*, April 30, 1996*,
Feb. 2, 2009*

15-04

Guide 17

Guide 17 - Authority and criteria for requiring compliance tests at normal boiler operating rate

Aug. 26, 1980, Nov. 13, 2006*

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

Guide 18

Guide 18 - SO2 compliance determination methods for boilers

Nov. 14, 1980,

Nov. 7, 2016

18-04, 18-08

Guide 19

Guide 19 - Applicable TSP rules for coke oven battery combustion stacks

Dec. 30, 1980, Jan. 3, 2008*

17-10

Guide 20

Guide 20 - Determination of compliance with visible emission limitations for stack sources

Jan. 6, 1981, July 28, 2014*

17-03, 17-07

Guide 21

Guide 21 - BAT requirements for fugitive dust sources

Jan. 22, 1981, Dec. 2, 2009*

17-08, 31-05

Guide 22

Guide 22 - Acceptability of manual covers for small open top vapor de-greasers and OAC Rule 3745-21-09(O)

April 9, 1981, Nov. 9, 2009

21-09

Guide 23

Guide 23 - Determination of significant figures for TSP emission limitations

April 24, 1981

17-10, 17-11

Guide 24

Guide 24 - Application of fugitive dust requirements to affected facilities

May 8, 1981, July 28, 2014*

17-08

Guide 25

Guide 25 - Determination of source numbers and permit/variance fees for fugitive dust sources

June 9, 1981, July 9, 2010*

17-04, 17-08

Guide 26

Guide 26 - Inclusion of weight of water in the weight of "Refuse" charged for incinerators

June 9, 1981, July 28, 2014*

15-01, 17-09

Guide 27

Guide 27 - Determination of the heat input during a boiler stack test (regarding the use of the F-factor in emission test calculations)

June 9, 1981, Dec. 26, 2008*

17-03

Guide 28

Guide 28 - Methods for ascertaining the uncontrolled mass rate of emission for Figure II of OAC rule 3745-17-11

June 30, 1981, Jan. 5, 2009*

17-11

Guide 29

Guide 29 - Applicability of the PTI rules to increases in capacity of a de-rated boiler

Nov. 17, 1981

17-10, 31-02, 35-02

Guide 30

Guide 30 - Discontinuation of control measures for fugitive dust sources in non-appendix A areas

Nov. 17, 1981, Dec. 4, 2009

15-07, 17-05, 17-08

Guide 31

Guide 31 - Grouping of emissions units in applying Figure II of OAC rule 3745-17-11

Dec. 18, 1981, Dec. 9, 2009

17-11

Guide 32

Guide 32 - When a variance permit may be issued to define alternative visible emission limitations for an emissions unit

Jan. 14, 1981, Dec. 14, 2009*

17-07, 35-03

Guide 33

Guide 33 - Evaluation and processing of requests for scheduled maintenance

Jan. 14, 1982, May 3, 1982, Feb. 24, 2004

15-06

Guide 34

Guide 34 - Procedures to shut down or reinstate emission units or facilities

Jan. 14, 1982, March 12, 2012

OAC CH 31

Guide 35

Guide 35 - Calculation of VOC emissions from fixed and external floating roof storage tanks for the purpose of determining eligibility for registration status

March 29, 1982, Dec. 11, 2009

35-05

Guide 36

Guide 36 - The grouping of fuel-burning equipment in determining the allowable emission rate from Figure I of OAC Rule 3745-17-10

March 29, 1982, Dec. 29, 2009*

17-10

Guide 37

Guide 37 - Whether product separation/recovery equipment constitute control equipment

May 18, 1982, Aug. 11, 2010

17-11

Guide 38

Reserved



Guide 39

Guide 39 - Conversion to exempt organic compounds to create emission offsets under the bubble concept and PTI

Aug. 25, 1982

21-01, 31-05, 35-03

Guide 40

Guide 40 - Stack testing methods for particulate emissions from process equipment and incinerators

Nov. 5, 1982

17-03, 17-09, 17-11

Guide 41

Guide 41 - Stack testing methods for particulate emissions from fuel-burning equipment

Nov. 5, 1982

17-03, 17-10

Guide 42

Guide 42 - Definition of BAT for new sources

Dec. 30, 1982

31-05

Guide 43

Guide 43 - Special terms and conditions for PTOs and variances

March 28, 1983, Feb. 6, 1985*, Feb. 20, 1986*, June 1, 1988*, April 18, 1989*, July 25, 1991*, Feb. 7, 1992*, Nov. 7, 1993*, March 2, 1995*

35-02, 35-03

Guide 44

Guide 44 - Portable Source Permitting, Relocation, and Compliance

April 5, 1983, April 14, 2006*, April 14, 2010*, May 16, 2016*

31-03

Guide 45

Guide 45 - Calculation of "Potential to Emit" for surface coating lines

Oct. 21, 1983

21-01, 21-07, 21-09

Guide 46

Guide 46 - Determination of cost-effectiveness for BAT and RACM evaluations

Dec. 5, 1983

17-08, 31-05

Guide 47

Guide 47 - Application of TSP emission limitations to cyclones at alfalfa dehydrating plants

Nov. 30, 1984

17-11

Guide 48

Guide 48 - VOC compliance determinations for coating lines

Nov. 30, 1984

21-09

Guide 49

Guide 49 - Particulate emission testing during boiler soot-blowing operations

Dec. 17, 1985

17-10

Guide 50

Guide 50 - Use of waste oils for road dust suppression

Feb. 11, 1986, May 7, 1999*

17-08

Guide 51

Guide 51 - Number of sampling runs to be witnessed by agency observers

Feb. 14, 1986, Sept. 12, 2014

17-03

Guide 52

Guide 52 - Criteria for requiring the use of continuous emission monitors

Feb. 14, 1986, Dec. 11, 1991*, April 3, 1996*

15-04

Guide 53

Guide 53 - Interpretation of open burning standards

Dec. 17, 1986, Feb. 20, 1992*, July 22, 1994*

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

Guide 54

Guide 54 - Use of brine for road dust suppression

Jan. 13, 1987

15-07, 17-08

Guide 55

Guide 55 - Precautions in use of Method 24 for water-based coatings

March 15, 1989, July 28, 2014*

21-10

Guide 56

Guide 56 - Regulation and control of emissions from heatset web offset printing lines

March 16, 1990, June 15, 1999*

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

Guide 57

Guide 57 - Reasonably available control measures for fugitive dust emissions from highway construction and maintenance projects

Dec. 9, 1992, April 3, 1996*,
Sept. 5, 1996*

17-08

Guide 58

Guide 58 - Definition of "Facility" for Ohio Title V permit program

March 31, 1995

77-01

Guide 59

Guide 59 - Identification of required fields in a Title V permit application

Dec. 27, 1995

77-03

Guide 60

Guide 60 - Assigning source numbers and PTI fees for processes subject to leak detection programs

March 2, 1995

21-09, 31-02

Guide 61

Guide 61 - Policy on limiting potential to emit of a facility to avoid Title V permit applicability. Please check the Aug. 20, 1998 update concerning extension of deadline for FESOPs

April 27, 1995, Nov. 6, 1995*, Sept. 5, 2006*

77-01, 35-07

Guide 62

Guide 62 - Identification of trivial air contaminant emission activities for preparing Title V permit applications

April 27, 1995, Nov. 6, 1995*

77-01, 15-05

Guide 63

Guide 63 - Guidance on the need to revise Title V permit applications for changes in federally required information

Aug. 29, 1995, June 3, 2003*

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

Guide 64

Guide 64 - Clarification on addressing emergency action plan requirements in Title V permit applications

Oct. 24, 1995

25-03

Guide 65

Guide 65 - Monitoring, record-keeping and reporting requirements for various types emission units

May 17, 1996, Nov. 1, 1996*

77-03, 77-04

Guide 66

Guide 66 -  Continuous parametric monitoring systems (CPMS) requirements for emissions units

Sept. 18, 1996

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

Guide 67

Guide 67 - A new guide that provides guidance on how U.S. EPA'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

Feb. 28, 2005

-

Guide 68

Guide 68 - Calculation of potential to emit (PTE) for non-heatset or sheet-fed printing presses to determine eligibility for PTI exemption

July 7, 1997

31-03

Guide 69

Guide 69 - Air dispersion modeling guidance Table 3

July 1, 2003, July 28, 2014*

31-25

Guide 70

DRAFT Guide 70 - Guidance on evaluating emissions of toxic air pollution compounds when processing Permit-to-Install (PTI) applications

DRAFT

 

Guide 71

Guide 71 - Requirements for reporting emissions from very small emissions units in the annual fee emission reports 

Aug. 6, 2001, Jan. 23, 2003*, Jan. 6, 2011*

15-05, 78-02

Guide 72

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

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

Jan. 30, 2004

 

Guide 73

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

April 27, 2005

 

Guide 75

Guide 75 - Prepared in response 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

March 6, 2009

17-07,17-08, 17-11

Guide 76

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

March 11, 2008

 

Guide 77

Guide 77 - 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

Aug. 24, 2009

21-07

Guide 78

Guide 78 - 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

Dec. 15, 2010

NSPS WWW

Guide 79

Guide 79 - 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

April 4, 2011

11131-22, 31-24, 31-25, 31-26, 31-27 

Guide 80

Guide 80 - Methods for calculating potential to emit (PTE)

March 2, 2012

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

Guide 81

Guide 81 - Emission unit ID assignment

March 12, 2012

21-07, 17-01

Guide 82
Guide 82 - Ultra low sulfur diesel fuel permitting flexibility
Sept. 17, 2014, Oct. 1, 2014*
 31-05
Guide 85
Guide 85 - July 2014 greenhouse gas air pollution permitting changes
Aug. 26, 2014  31-34, 77-11
Guide 86
Guide 86 - Guidance concerning appropriate 31-05 rule citations
Nov. 12, 2014 
 31-05
Guide 87
Guide 87 - Guidance concerning rule citations for the <10 tons/year BAT exemption
Nov. 12, 2014, June 5, 2015*
 31-05
Guide 88
Guide 88 - MACT and GACT Guidance  February 25, 2016
40 CFR Part 63 (MACT) 
Guide 89
Guide 89 – Determining When a Best Available Technology Cost-Effectiveness Study is Needed

Nov. 4, 1999

(Draft), February

1, 2016

  31-05 
       

 

"Keyword(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, 89

....definition

-

....fugitive dust sources

21

....gasoline dispensing facilities

12

....grain dryers

9

....heatset web offset printing lines

56

....rule citations 
 86, 87

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 & 89

Cost

-

....capital

46

....annual

46

Cyclones

47

D

De-greasers (open-top vapor de-greasers)

22

De-rating (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, record-keeping and reporting programs

65

Equivalent visible emission limitations (EVEL's)

13, 14, 15, 17, 43 & 56

Exempt organic compounds

4, 39 & 56

F

Facility

58

Fees

25, 60, 61, 71

F-factor

27

Fuel burning equipment

6, 17, 19, 27, 29 & 41

....de-rating

36 & 43

....grouping

36

....new sources

36

....physically & operationally united

31

....soot-blowing operations

49

....stand-by equipment

36

Fuel sampling

18, 82

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

Greenhouse Gas
 85

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

O

Opacity

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

Open burning

53

Organic compounds

4, 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, 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

Record-keeping 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

Soot-blowing 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
   

Ohio Administrative Code (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, 82, 86, 87 & 89

3745-31-25

69

3745-31-34
85

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

3745-77-11
85

Air Pollution Control Fees

3745-78-02 71