DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY  
AIR QUALITY DIVISION  
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of environmental quality by  
Part 55, Air Pollution Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection  
Act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.5501 to 324.5542)  
PART 3. EMISSION LIMITATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS--PARTICULATE  
MATTER  
R 336.1301 Standards for density of emissions.  
Rule 301. (1) Except as provided in subrules (2), (3), and (4) of this rule, a person  
shall not cause or permit to be discharged into the outer air from a process or process  
equipment a visible emission of a density greater than the most stringent of the following:  
(a) A 6-minute average of 20% opacity, except for 1 6-minute average per hour of  
not more than 27% opacity.  
(b) A limit specified by an applicable federal new source performance standard.  
(c) A limit specified as a condition of a permit to install or permit to operate.  
(2) The provisions of this rule shall not apply to any process or process equipment  
for which fugitive visible emission limitations are specified in any other administrative  
rule of the department.  
(3) The provisions of subrule (1) of this rule shall not apply to visible emissions due  
to uncombined water vapor.  
(4) Upon request by the owner of a process or process equipment for which an  
allowable particulate emission rate is established by R 336.1331, the department may  
establish an alternate opacity. Such alternate opacity shall not be established by the  
department unless the department is reasonably convinced of all of the following:  
(a) That the process or process equipment subject to the alternate opacity is in  
compliance or on a legally enforceable schedule of compliance with the other rules of the  
department.  
(b) That compliance with the provisions of subrule (1) of this rule is not technically  
or economically reasonable.  
(c) That reasonable measures to reduce opacity have been implemented or will be  
implemented in accordance with a schedule approved by the department.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1302 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1303 Grading visible emissions.  
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Rule 303. The opacity of a visible emission shall be determined by a qualified  
observer and shall be certified in accordance with, and using the procedures specified in,  
reference method 9 or an alternative method ap-proved by the department.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1310 Open burning.  
Rule 310. (1) A person shall not cause or permit open burning of refuse, garbage, or  
any other waste materials, except for the burning of any of the following:  
(a) Waste disposal material from and at 1- or 2-family dwellings that does not  
contain plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals, or  
hazardous materials, if the burning does not violate any other department rules.  
(b) Structures and other materials used exclusively for fire prevention training.  
(c) Trees, logs, brush, and stumps in accordance with applicable state and local  
regulations if the burning is not conducted within a priority I area as listed in table 33, a  
priority II area as listed in table 34, nor closer than 1400 feet to an incorporated city or  
village limit and if the burning does not violate any other department rules.  
(d) Beekeeping equipment and products, including frames, hive bodies, hive covers,  
combs, wax, and honey, if burned for bee disease control.  
(e) Logs, brush, charcoal, and similar materials that are used in preparing food or for  
recreation.  
(f) Wooden fruit or vegetable storage bins constructed from untreated lumber if both  
of the following requirements are met:  
(i) The burning is conducted for disease or pest control.  
(ii) The burning is not conducted at any of the following locations:  
(A) Within a priority I area as listed in table 33 or a priority II area as listed in table  
34.  
(B) In a city or village.  
(C) Within 1,400 feet outside the boundary of a city or village.  
(2) The exceptions specified in subrule (1) of this rule do not authorize open burning  
if prohibited by local law or regulation.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1999 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 336.1320 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1330 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
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R 336.1331 Emission of particulate matter.  
Rule 331. (1) It is unlawful for a person to cause or allow the emission of particulate  
matter from any process or process equipment in excess of any of the following limits:  
(a) The maximum allowable emission rate listed in table 31.  
(b) The maximum allowable emission rate listed by the department on its own  
initiative or by application. A new listed value shall be based upon the control results  
achievable with the application of the best technically feasible, practical equipment  
available. This applies only to processes and process equipment not assigned a specific  
emission limit in table 31. (c) The maximum allowable emission rate specified as a  
condition of a permit to install or a permit to operate.  
(d) The maximum allowable emission rate specified in a voluntary agreement,  
performance contract, stipulation, or an order of the department.  
(e) The maximum allowable emission rate as determined by table 32 for processes  
and process equipment not covered in subdivisions (a) to (d) of this subrule.  
(2) Compliance with any emission limit required by this rule shall be determined by  
using the corresponding reference test method specified in table 31 or the reference test  
method deemed appropriate by the department for processes or process  
equipment not listed in table 31.  
(3) Tables 31, 32, 33, 34, and figure 31 read as follows:  
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TABLE 31  
Particulate matter emission schedule  
Process or process equipment  
Capacity rating for each unit  
Maximum allowable  
emission at operating  
conditions1  
Applicable  
reference test  
method  
(lbs. Particulate/1,000 lbs.  
gas except as noted)  
A. Fuel burning equipment  
0-1,000,000 lbs. steam per  
hour.  
See figure 31 for maximum  
emission limit.  
5B or 5C  
1. Pulverized coal  
(includes cyclone furnaces)  
Over 1,000,000 lbs.  
Steam per hour  
Apply to department for  
specific emission limit.  
2. Other modes of firing coal  
(other than pulverized)  
0-100,000 lbs. steam per hour. 0.65 until superseded by A.3 5B or 5C  
and A.4.  
100,000-300,000 lbs.2 steam per  
0.65 - 0.45  
hour.  
Over 300,000 lbs. steam per  
hour.  
Apply to department for  
specific emission limit.  
0.65 effective immediately.  
3. Other modes of firing coal  
(other than pulverized)  
0-20,000,000 Btu per hour  
input.  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
Existing fuel-burning equipment 20,000,001 to 100,000,000 Btu 0.45 compliance shall be  
which is in a single structure and per hour input.  
which has a combined coal-fired  
existing capacity less than  
250,000,000 Btu per hour.  
achieved as expeditiously as  
practical, but not later than  
Over 100,000,000 Btu per hour July 1, 1981.  
input  
0.30 compliance shall be  
achieved as expeditiously as  
practical, but not later than  
December 31, 1982.  
4. Other modes of firing coal  
(other than pulverized)  
All sizes  
0.30 compliance shall be  
achieved as expeditiously as  
practical, but not later than  
December 31, 1982.  
5B or 5C  
Existing fuel-burning equipment  
which is in a single structure and  
which has a combined existing  
capacity equal to or greater than  
250,000,000 Btu per hours.  
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Process or process equipment  
5. Other modes of firing coal  
Capacity rating for each Maximum allowable emission at  
Applicable  
reference test  
method  
unit  
1
operating conditions  
(lbs. particulate/1,000 lbs. gas except  
as noted)  
All sizes  
0.10  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
6
(new processes or process equipment )  
6. Wood (sawdust, shavings, hogged,  
other) where heat input of wood fuel  
greater than 75% of total heat input.  
0.50  
All other combination fuel-burning  
equipment that uses wood as 1 of the fuels.  
Apply to department for specific  
emission limit.  
7. Combination fuel-firing or combination All sizes  
fuel/waste-firing (new process or process  
equipment)  
Apply to department for specific  
emission limit.  
5B or 5C  
Rating in pounds waste  
per hour  
B. Incinerators  
1. Residential apartments, commercial and  
3, 4  
0-100  
Over 100  
All  
0.65  
0.30  
0.30  
0.20  
5B or 5C 5B or 5C  
industrial  
2. Municipal  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
4
3. Pathological  
4
0.20  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
4. Manure drying or incineration  
5. Liquid waste incinerator  
0.10 compliance shall be achieved  
as expeditiously as practical, but not  
later than December 31, 1982.  
6. Sewage sludge incinerator  
0.20 compliance shall be achieved  
as expeditiously as practical, but not  
later than December 31, 1982.  
5B or 5C  
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Process or process equipment  
Capacity rating for  
each unit  
Applicable  
emission at operating reference test  
Maximum allowable  
conditions1  
method  
(lbs. Particulate/1,000  
lbs. gas except as  
noted)  
C. Steel manufacturing  
1. Basic oxygen furnaces  
A. Primary control equipment12  
B. Secondary control equipment13  
C. Primary control equipment if also  
used to control charging and tapping  
emissions  
0.05711  
5D  
0.03811  
0.05711  
5D  
5D  
2. Electric furnaces  
A. Primary control equipment14  
B. Secondary control equipment15  
C. Primary control equipment if also  
used to control charging and tapping  
emissions  
0.05711  
0.01011  
0.01011  
5D  
5D or 5E  
5D or 5E  
3. New sintering plants6  
A. Main windbox  
B. Discharge  
0.06711  
0.03811  
5D or 5E  
5D  
4. Existing sintering plants  
A. Main windbox & discharge  
5. Blast furnaces  
0.12511  
0.02  
5D  
5D  
Blast furnace casthouse air cleaning  
device17  
6. Coke oven combustion stacks  
7. Coke oven push control equipment  
8. Coke oven quench towers  
0.095  
5D  
5D  
0.10 lbs./ton of coke  
l,5009  
See footnote 16  
See footnote 16  
or 1,50010  
0.05711  
9. Scarfing operations  
5D during  
scarfing  
operation  
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Process or process equipment  
Total plant melt rate in Maximum allowable emission at  
Applicable  
reference test  
method  
tons/hour  
1
operating conditions  
(lbs. Particulate/1,000 lbs. gas except  
as noted)  
5
D. Ferrous cupola foundry operations  
7
0-10  
10-20  
Over 20  
0.40  
0.25  
0.15  
0.40  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
1. Existing production cupolas  
7
2. Existing jobbing cupolas  
3. Electric arc melting  
4. Sand handling  
0.10  
0.10  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
6
0-15  
Over 15  
2, 8  
5. All new cupolas  
1.8 - 0.7  
8
0.7  
E. Chemical and mineral kilns  
F. Asphalt paving plants  
0.20  
5B or 5C  
1. Located within a priority I or II area  
(before January 1, 1980)  
2. Located within a priority I or II area (after  
January 1, 1980)  
3. Located outside priority I and II areas  
G. Cement manufacture  
0.30  
0.10  
0.30  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
1. Kiln - wet or dry process  
2. Clinker coolers (before January 1, 1981)  
0.25  
0.30  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
(after January 1, 1981)  
0.10  
0.15  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
3. Grinding, crushing, and other material  
handling.  
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Process or process equipment  
Maximum allowable  
emission at operating  
conditions1  
Applicable  
reference test  
method  
Gas flow rate  
(SCFM)  
(lbs. Particulate/1,000 lbs.  
gas except as noted)  
H. Iron ore pelletizing  
Over 600,000  
Apply to department for  
Grate kilns and traveling grates  
specific emission limit.  
300,000-600,000  
100,000-300,000  
0-100,000  
0.10  
0.15  
0.20  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
5B or 5C  
I. Fertilizer plants (including  
ammoniator, granulator, reactor, dryer,  
cooler blender and all other processes  
Compliance shall be achieved as  
expeditiously as practical, but not later  
than January 1, 1981.  
0.10  
5B or 5C  
J. Exhaust systems serving material  
handling equipment not otherwise  
listed in table 31  
0.10  
5B or 5C  
Compliance shall be achieved as  
expeditiously as practical, but not later  
than July 1, 1981.  
Footnotes:  
1
Fuel burning and incineration limitation shall be calculated to 50% excess air.  
Emission limitations for specific ratings are determined by linear interpolation between the ranges  
shown.  
These emission limitations do not apply to domestic incinerators (defined as having not more  
than 5 cubic feet of storage capacity.  
Afterburner or approved equivalent is mandatory.  
2
3
4
5
.
Differentiation between jobbing and production foundries.  
Cupolas used in a jobbing foundry are the same as those used in a production foundry and vary  
in size only according to the quantity of iron melted per hour.  
However, the cupolas in a jobbing foundry are run intermittently just long enough at one time  
to pour the molds that are ready on the foundry floor, job by job. This might be for a 2- to 4-hour  
period per day for any number of days per week.  
Production foundry cupolas melt continuously to pour a succession of molds that are constantly  
being prepared to reserve this continuous flow of iron. This could become 8 hours, 16 hours, or 24  
hours per day for any number of days per week.  
New processes or process equipment are defined as those for which the permit to install was issued  
after January 18, 1980.  
Any existing cupolas are considered to be in compliance with table 31 of R 336.1331 if they meet  
the particulate emission limit for new cupolas.  
Pounds of particulate per ton of charged material.  
6
7
.
8
9
Milligrams per liter of total dissolved solids in the quench water.  
Milligrams per liter of total dissolved solids in the make-up water.  
Compliance shall be determined by means of a comparison between the emission limit and the  
measured emission rate calculated on a dry basis (pounds particulate per 1,000 pounds dry gas).  
"Primary control equipment", as applied to basic oxygen furnaces, means the control equipment  
designed to capture and control particulate emissions during oxygen blowing.  
"Secondary control equipment", as applied to basic oxygen furnaces, means the control  
equipment designed to capture and control particulate emissions during process steps other than  
oxygen blowing.  
10  
11  
12  
13  
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14  
15  
"Primary control equipment", as applied to electric furnaces, means the control equipment  
designed to capture and control particulate emissions during meltdown and refining.  
"Secondary control equipment", as applied to electric furnaces, means the control equipment  
designed to capture and control particulate emissions during process steps other than meltdown  
and refining.  
"Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater" (14th edition) section  
208C, as modified in R 336.3033, shall be used as the applicable test method.  
The mass emission limit specified is not applicable where fume suppression technology, approved  
by the commission, is used to control blast furnace casthouse emissions.  
16  
17  
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TABLE 32  
a
Allowable rate of emission based on process weight rate  
Process weight rate  
Rate of  
Emission  
Lb/hr  
0.55  
0.88  
1.40  
1.83  
2.22  
2.58  
3.38  
4.10  
4.76  
5.38  
5.95  
6.52  
7.58  
8.56  
9.49  
Process weight rate  
Rate of  
emission  
Lb/hr  
16.5  
17.9  
19.2  
25.2  
30.5  
35.4  
40.0  
41.3  
42.5  
43.6  
44.6  
46.3  
47.8  
49.0  
51.2  
69.0  
77.6  
92.7  
Lb/hr  
100  
Tons/hr  
Lb/hr  
Tons/hr  
0.05  
0.10  
0.20  
0.30  
0.40  
0.50  
0.75  
1.00  
1.25  
1.50  
1.75  
2.00  
2.50  
3.00  
3.50  
4.00  
4.50  
5.00  
6.00  
16,000  
8.0  
200  
400  
600  
800  
18,000  
9.0  
20,000  
30,000  
40,000  
50,000  
60,000  
70,000  
80,000  
90,000  
100,000  
120,000  
140,000  
160,000  
200,000  
1,000,000  
2,000,000  
6,000,000  
10.0  
15.0  
20.0  
25.0  
30.0  
35.0  
40.0  
45.0  
50.0  
60.0  
70.0  
80.0  
100.0  
500.0  
1,000.0  
3,000.0  
1,000  
1,500  
2,000  
2,500  
3,000  
3,500  
4,000  
5,000  
6,000  
7,000  
8,000  
9,000  
10,000  
12,000  
10.40  
11.20  
12.00  
13.60  
a
Interpolation of the data in this table for process weight rates up to 60,000 lb/hr shall  
0.67  
be accomplished by use of the equation E = 4.10 P  
and interpolation and extrapolation  
of the data for process weight rates in excess of 60,000 lb/hr shall be accomplished by use of  
0.11  
the equation E = 55.0 P  
weight in tons/hr.  
- 40, where E = rate of emission in lb/hr and P = process  
Process weight -- The total amount of all material introduced into a process, including solid  
fuels, but excluding liquid fuels and gaseous fuels when these are used as fuels and air  
introduced for purposes of combustion.  
Process weight rate -- For continuous or long-term operation: The total process weight for  
the entire period of operation or for a typical portion thereof, divided by the number of hours  
of such period or portion thereof. For batch operations: The total process weight for a period  
which covers a complete operation or an integral number of cycles, divided by the hours of  
actual process operation during such period.  
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TABLE 33  
Priority I areas  
County  
Calhoun  
Genesee  
Area  
T2S, R4W, Section 34.  
Starting on Industrial Avenue, north to Stewart Avenue, east to  
Hitchcock Street, south to Olive Avenue (extended), south to  
Robert T. Longway Boulevard, west and southwest to Industrial  
Avenue.  
Lapeer  
T7N, R12E, that portion of Section 17 which lies south of M-21  
and east of Fairground Road.  
Monroe  
Starting where Sandy Creek empties into Lake Erie, northwest to  
Maple Avenue (extended north-northeast), southwest to Elm  
Avenue, west to Herr Road, south to Dunbar Road and east to Plum  
Creek (which empties into Lake Erie).  
Saginaw  
Wayne  
Starting at Tittabawassee Road, east to I-75, east and south to  
Washington Avenue, west to 6th Street, north to Carrolton Street,  
northeast to Zilwaukee Street, north to Westervelt Street, north to  
Tittabawassee Road.  
Area included within the following (counter clockwise): Lake St.  
Clair to Moross Road to Seven Mile Road to VanDyke Road to  
Eight Mile Road to Wyoming Road to Seven Mile Road to  
Schaeffer Road to Fenkell Road to Greenfield Avenue to Joy Road  
to Southfield Expressway to Ford Road to Telegraph Road to  
Cherry Hill Road to Beech-Daly Road (extended) to Michigan  
Avenue to Inkster Road to Carlysle Street to Middle Belt Road to  
Vanborn Road to Wayne Road to Pennsylvania Road to Middle  
Belt Road to Sibley Road to Telegraph Road to King Road to  
Grange Road to Sibley Road to Jefferson Avenue to Bridge Street  
(Grosse Ile) extended to Detroit River.  
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TABLE 34  
Priority II areas  
County  
Bay  
Area  
T14N, R5E, Sections 14 to16 and 21 to 23.  
Delta  
T39N, R22W, Sections 19, 30, south one-half of 17, and south one-  
half of 18.  
Genesee  
Starting on Industrial Avenue, north to Pierson Road, east to Dort  
Highway, south to Hitchcock Street, south to Olive Avenue  
(extended), south to Robert T. Longway Boulevard, west and  
southwest to Industrial Avenue.  
Macomb  
Manistee  
T4N, R14E, Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34.  
T21N, R16W, Sections 7,18, and 19; T21N, R17W, Sections 12 and  
13.  
Midland  
Monroe  
T14N, R2E, Sections 14 to 16, 21 to 23, 26 to 28, and 33 to 35.  
T5S, RIOE, Sections 8, 9, and 15 to 17.  
Muskegon  
T9N, R16W, Sections 5 and 6; T1ON, R16W, Sections 21, 22, and  
27 to 34.  
Saginaw  
Northeast section: starting on Tittabawassee Road, east to I-75,  
south to Wadsworth Avenue, west to I-675, west and north to  
Tittabawassee Road.  
Southwest section:  
T12N, R4E, the eastern half of Section 34 (that which is east of  
Maple Street) and Section 35.  
St. Clair  
Wayne  
T6N, R17E, Sections 2 to 4, 9 to 11, 14 to 16, 21, 22, and 28.  
The area included within the following (counter clockwise): Lake  
St. Clair to Eight Mile Road to Schaeffer Road to McNichols  
Road to Greenfield Avenue to Schoolcraft Avenue to Evergreen  
Road to Joy Road to Telegraph Road to Ford Road to Beech-Daly  
Road to Cherry Hill Road to Inkster Road to Carlysle Street to  
Middle Belt Road to VanBorn Road to Wayne Road to Ecorse  
Road to Haggerty Highway to Tyler Road to Belleville Road to I-  
94 to Rawsonville Road to Oakville Waltz Road to Will Carleton  
Road to the Huron River to Lake Erie, except subarea listed in table  
33.  
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History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS; 1992 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1349 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 2012 AACS.  
R 336.1350 Emissions from larry-car charging of coke ovens.  
Rule 350. (1) During a charging period of a coke oven, a person shall not cause or  
permit to be discharged into the outer air any visible emission from any larry-car or  
charging holes, except that a visible emission may be emitted for a period or periods  
aggregating 100 seconds during any 4 consecutive charging periods on a coke battery.  
(2) Compliance with the limit specified in this rule shall be determined using  
reference test method 9B.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1351 Charging hole emissions from coke ovens.  
Rule 351. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged into the outer air  
any visible emission from any coke oven charging hole, except that visible emissions  
may be emitted from not more than 4% of all charging holes on a coke battery.  
(2) Compliance with the limit specified in this rule shall be determined using  
reference test method 9B.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1352 Pushing operation fugitive emissions from coke ovens.  
Rule 352. (1) During a pushing operation, a person shall not cause or permit to be  
discharged into the outer air, from any opening between the oven and the coke-receiving  
car or from the coke-receiving car, a visible emission with a density of more than 25%  
opacity, except that 1 pushing operation of any 8 consecutively observed pushing  
operations shall be permitted to exceed this requirement.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged into the outer air, from the  
coke in any coke-receiving car as it travels from the oven to the quench tower, a visible  
emission with a density of more than 25% opacity, except that 1 trip to the quench tower  
in any 8 consecutively observed trips per battery shall be permitted to exceed this  
requirement.  
(3) Compliance with the limits specified in this rule shall be determined using  
reference test method 9B.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
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R 336.1353 Standpipe assembly emissions during coke cycle from coke ovens.  
Rule 353. (1) During a coking cycle, a person shall not cause or permit to be  
discharged into the outer air any visible emission from any standpipe assembly, except  
that visible emissions may be emitted from a number of standpipe assembly emission  
points on the coking cycle not to exceed 4% of all standpipe assembly emission points on  
the operating ovens of a coke battery.  
(2) Compliance with the limit specified in this rule shall be determined using  
reference test method 9B.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1354 Standpipe assembly emissions during decarbonization from coke  
ovens.  
Rule 354. A person shall not cause or permit any standpipe lid to be open for  
decarbonization on any coke oven which is more than 3 ovens ahead of the oven being  
pushed.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1355 Coke oven gas collector main emissions from coke ovens.  
Rule 355. A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air any  
visible emission from the coke oven gas collector main, except when spooning the main  
or when the emergency relief valve opens.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1356 Coke oven door emissions from coke ovens; doors that are 5 meters  
or shorter.  
Rule 356. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged into the outer air  
any visible emission from any pushside door, cokeside door, or leveling door serving a  
coke oven equipped with doors that are 5 meters or shorter, with the following  
exceptions:  
(a) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 10% of the total pushside  
doors on the coke battery.  
(b) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 10% of the total cokeside  
doors on the coke battery.  
(c) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 10% of the total leveling  
doors on the coke battery.  
(2) Visible emissions emanating from the doors of a coke oven that has been pipeline  
charged within 1 hour of the time of observation shall not be considered when calculating  
the percentage of doors leaking.  
(3) Compliance with the limits specified in subrule (1) of this rule shall be  
determined using reference test method 9B.  
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History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1357 Coke oven door emissions from coke ovens; doors that are taller than  
5 meters.  
Rule 357. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged into the outer air  
any visible emission from any pushside door, cokeside door, or leveling door serving a  
coke oven equipped with doors that are taller than 5 meters, with the following  
exceptions:  
(a) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 12% of the total pushside  
doors on the coke battery.  
(b) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 12% of the total cokeside  
doors on the coke battery.  
(c) A visible emission may be emitted from not more than 10% of the total leveling  
doors on the coke battery.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit the operation of a coke battery equipped with  
coke oven doors taller than 5 meters, unless both of the following provisions are met:  
(a) There is access to a facility to maintain and repair doors and buckstays.  
(b) An inventory of cleaned and repaired doors is maintained to comply with all of  
the following:  
(i) The number of inventoried pushside doors exceeds 5% of the number of pushside  
doors in service.  
(ii) The number of inventoried cokeside doors exceeds 5% of the number of cokeside  
doors in service.  
(iii) The number of inventoried leveling doors exceeds 5% of the number of leveling  
doors in service.  
(3) Compliance with the limits specified in subrule (1) of this rule shall be  
determined using reference test method 9B.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1358 Roof monitor visible emissions at steel manufacturing facilities from  
electric arc furnaces and blast furnaces.  
Rule 358. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air, at  
a steel manufacturing facility, from a roof monitor source of emission of an electric arc  
furnace, or a blast furnace, a visible emission with a density of more than 20% opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9 as described in R 336.2004(1)(l).  
Editor's Note: Pursuant to section 56 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being  
S24.256 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, this rule is being published to correct an obvious error. R  
336.1358(2) now reads:"(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9 described in R 336.2004(1)(l)."  
History: 1985 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS.  
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R 336.1359 Visible emissions from scarfer operation stacks at steel  
manufacturing facilities.  
Rule 359. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a scarfer operation stack at a steel manufacturing facility, a visible emission with a  
density of more than 25% opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9A.  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1360 Visible emissions from coke oven push stacks.  
Rule 360. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a coke oven push stack, a visible emission with a density of more than 20% opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit specified in this rule shall be determined using  
reference test method 9B.  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1361 Visible emissions from blast furnace casthouse operations at steel  
manufacturing facilities.  
Rule 361. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air  
from a blast furnace stack a visible emission with a density of more than 10% opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference method  
9 as described in R 336.2004(1)(l).  
Editor's Note: Pursuant to section 56 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being  
S24.256 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, this rule is being published to correct an obvious error. R  
336.1361 now reads:"(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9 described in R 336.2004(1)(l)."  
History: 1985 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS.  
R 336.1362 Visible emissions from electric arc furnace operations at steel  
manufacturing facilities.  
Rule 362. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from an electric arc furnace stack, a visible emission with a density of more than 10%  
opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference method  
9 as described in R 336.2004(1)(l).  
Editor's Note: Pursuant to section 56 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being  
S24.256 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, this rule is being published to correct an obvious error. R  
336.1362 now reads:"(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9 described in R 336.2004(1)(l)."  
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History: 1985 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS.  
R 336.1363 Visible emissions from argon-oxygen decarburization operations at  
steel manufacturing facilities.  
Rule 363. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from an argon-oxygen decarburization stack, a visible emission with a density of more  
than 10% opacity.  
(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference method  
9 as described in R 336.2004(1)(l).  
Editor's Note: Pursuant to section 56 of Act No. 306 of the Public Acts of 1969, as amended, being  
S24.256 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, this rule is being published to correct an obvious error. R  
336.1363 now reads:"(2) Compliance with the limit of this rule shall be determined using reference test  
method 9 described in R 336.2004(1)(l)."  
History: 1985 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS.  
R 336.1364 Visible emissions from basic oxygen furnace operations.  
Rule 364. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a basic oxygen furnace secondary control device, a visible emission with a density  
of more than 20% opacity.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air, from a basic  
oxygen furnace shop roof monitor, a visible emission with a density of more than 20%  
opacity.  
(3) Compliance with the limits of this rule shall be determined using reference  
method 9C.  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1365 Visible emissions from hot metal transfer operations at steel  
manufacturing facilities.  
Rule 365. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a hot metal transfer operation stack, a visible emission with a density of more than  
20% opacity.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air from a  
building or enclosure containing a hot metal transfer operation, a fugitive visible  
emission with a density of more than 20% opacity.  
(3) Compliance with the limits of this rule shall be determined using reference  
method 9C.  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1366 Visible emissions from hot metal desulphurization operations at steel  
manufacturing facilities.  
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Rule 366. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a hot metal desulphurization operation stack, a visible emission with a density of  
more than 20% opacity.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air from a  
building or enclosure containing a hot metal desulphurization operation, a fugitive visible  
emission with a density of more than 20% opacity.  
(3) Compliance with the limits of this rule shall be determined using reference  
method 9C.  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1367 Visible emissions from sintering operations.  
Rule 367. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air,  
from a sintering operation control device, a visible emission with a density of more than  
20% opacity.  
(2) A person shall not cause or permit to be discharged to the outer air, from a  
sintering operation, a fugitive visible emission with a density of more than 20% opacity.  
(3) Compliance with the limits of this rule shall be determined using reference  
method 9 as described in R 336.2004(1)(h).  
History: 1985 AACS.  
R 336.1370 Collected air contaminants.  
Rule 370. (1) Collected air contaminants shall be removed as necessary to maintain  
the equipment at the required operating efficiency. The collection and disposal of air  
contaminants shall be performed in a manner so as to minimize the introduction of  
contaminants to the outer air.  
(2) At a minimum, in priority I and II areas listed in tables 33 and 34, the use of 1 or  
more of the following material handling methods is required for the transport of collected  
air contaminants:  
(a) Enclosed trucking or transporting vehicles.  
(b) Enclosed, pneumatic, or screw conveying transporting equipment.  
(c) Water or dust suppressant sprays.  
(d) An acceptable method which is equivalent to the methods listed in subdivisions  
(a), (b), and (c) of this subrule.  
History: 1981 AACS.  
R 336.1371 Fugitive dust control programs other than areas listed in table 36.  
Rule 37l. (l) Based on ambient air quality measurements or substantive complaints,  
the department may request that the person who is responsible for the operation of any  
facility which processes, uses, stores, transports, or conveys bulk materials, such as, but  
not limited to, coal, coke, metal ores, limestone, cement, sand, gravel, and material from  
air pollution control devices, or a facility which has activities specifically identified in R  
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336.l372 and which facility is in an area not listed in table 36, submit a fugitive dust  
control program. The department shall notify the person who is responsible for the  
operation of the facility of the provisions of R 336.l372 which apply to the facility and  
the reasons for the department’s notification. Except as provided in subrule (3) of this  
rule, the control program shall be submitted to the department not later than 6 months  
after notification.  
(2) A fugitive dust control program which is required by subrule (l) of this rule shall  
be in writing and shall provide for all of the following:  
(a) Using l or more combinations of available technologies, operating practices, or  
methods listed in R 336.l372 as are reasonably necessary to control fugitive dust  
emissions.  
(b) Consideration of the quantity, moisture content, specific gravity, and the particle  
size distribution of the bulk materials. The more friable, drier, lighter, and finer the bulk  
material is, the more effective the fugitive dust control methods incorporated into the  
control program shall be.  
(c) The keeping and maintenance of records consistent with the various activities to  
be implemented under the control program.  
(d) Identification of the control technologies, methods, or control equipment, if any,  
to be implemented or installed and the schedule, including increments of progress, for  
implementation or installation.  
(3) Within 3 months following notification by the department that a fugitive dust  
control program is required, the person who is responsible for operating the facility has  
the opportunity to demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the department, that any part of the  
facility is not subject to the provisions of this rule.  
(4) If a control program is not submitted within 6 months after notification by the  
department, then the department may proceed, pursuant to the act, toward the entry of a  
final order which contains a control program that meets the requirements of subrule (2) of  
this rule.  
(5) The control program is subject to review and approval by the department. The  
department shall approve a control program only upon the entry of a legally enforceable  
order or as part of an approved permit to install or operate. If, in the opinion of the  
department, the program does not adequately meet the requirements set forth in subrule  
(2) of this rule, then the department may disapprove the program, state its reasons for  
disapproval, and require the preparation and submittal of an amended program within a  
specified time period. If, within the specified time period, an amended program is either  
not submitted or is submitted but, in the opinion of the department, fails to meet the  
requirements of subrule (2) of this rule, then the department may proceed, pursuant to the  
act, toward the entry of a final order which contains a control program that meets these  
requirements.  
(6) After approval by the department, the person who is responsible for the  
preparation of the control program shall begin implementation of the program pursuant to  
the schedule contained in the control program.  
(7) Either the person who is responsible for a facility or the department may request a  
revision to a department-approved control program to meet changing conditions. The  
department shall review the revision following the requirements of subrule (5) of this  
rule.  
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(8) Table 6 reads as follows:  
TABLE 36  
County  
Bay  
Area  
T14N, R5E, Sections 14 to 16 and 21 to 23.  
T2S, R4W, Section 34.  
Calhoun  
Delta  
T39N, R22W, Sections 19, 30, south one-half of 17, and  
south one-half of 18.  
Genesee  
Lapeer  
Starting on Industrial Avenue, north to Pierson Road, east  
to Dort Highway, south to Hitchcock Street, south to Olive  
Avenue (extended), south to Robert T. Longway  
Boulevard, west and southwest to Industrial Avenue.  
7N, R12E, that portion of Section 17 which lies south of M-  
21 and east of Fairground Road. Macomb T4N, R14E,  
Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34.  
Manistee  
Midland  
Monroe  
T21N, R16W, ections 7, 18, and 19; T21N, R17W, Sections  
12 and 13.  
T14N, R2E, Sections 14 to 16, 21 to 23, 26 to 28, and 33 to 35.  
Starting where Sandy Creek empties into Lake Erie, northwest  
to Maple Avenue (extended north-northeast), southwest to Elm  
Avenue, west to Herr Road, south to Dunbar Road and east to  
Plum Creek (which empties into Lake Erie).  
Muskegon  
Saginaw  
T9N, R16W, Sections 5 and 6; T10N, R16W, Sections 21, 22,  
and 27 to 34.  
Northeast section: starting on Tittabawassee Road, east to I-75,  
south to Wadsworth Avenue, west to I-675, west and north to  
Tittabawassee Road. Southwest section: T12N, R4E, the  
eastern half of Section 34 (that which is east of Maple Street)  
and Section 35.  
St. Clair  
T6N, R17E, Sections 2 to 4, 9 to 11, 14 to 16, 21, 22, and 28.  
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Wayne  
Area included within the following (counter clockwise): Lake  
St. Clair to Moross Road to Seven Mile Road to Vandyke  
Road to Eight Mile Road to Wyoming Road to Seven Mile  
Road to Schaeffer Road to Fenkell Road to Greenfield Avenue  
to Joy Road to Southfield Expressway to Ford Road to  
Telegraph Road to Cherry Hill Road to Beech-Daly Road  
(extended) to Michigan Avenue to Inkster Road to Carlysle  
Street to Middle Belt Road to Vanborn Road to Wayne Road  
to Pennsylvania Road to Middle Belt Road to Sibley Road to  
Telegraph Road to King Road to Grange Road to Sibley Road  
to Jefferson Avenue to Bridge Street (Grosse Ile) extended to  
Detroit River. Also included is that portion of the City of  
Riverview which is south of Sibley Road and the City of  
Trenton.  
History: 1981 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1372 Fugitive dust control program; required activities; typical control  
methods.  
Rule 372. (1) A fugitive dust control program which is required by R 336.1371 and  
which deals with 1 or more of the fugitive dust sources listed in this rule may include any  
of the typical control methods listed in this rule for that source.  
(2) The following provisions apply to the loading or unloading of open storage piles  
of bulk materials as a source of fugitive dust:  
(a) Open storage piles of bulk materials, hereinafter referred to as "piles", which  
meet any of the following 3 conditions need not be included in a fugitive dust control  
program:  
(i) All piles of the same material at a manufacturing or commercial location which  
have a total volume of less than 100 cubic meters (131 yards3).  
(ii) Any piles at a manufacturing or commercial location if the total annual  
volumetric throughput of all the stored material at the site is less than 10,000 cubic  
meters (13,100 yards3).  
(iii) Any single pile at a manufacturing or commercial location that has a volume of  
less than 42 cubic meters (55 yards3).  
(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from the  
loading or unloading of piles may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
(i) Completely enclosing the pile within a building furnished with department-  
approved air pollution control equipment.  
(ii) Using pneumatic conveying or telescopic chutes.  
(iii) Spraying the working surface of the pile with water or dust-suppressant  
compound.  
(iv) Directing engine exhaust gases that are generated by the machine used on the  
piles for loading or unloading upwards.  
(v) Minimizing the drop distance from which the material is discharged into the pile.  
The drop distance shall be specified in the control program.  
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(vi) Periodic removal of spilled material in areas within 100 meters (328 feet) from  
the pile. The frequency of removal shall be specified in the control program.  
(3) All of the following provisions apply to the transporting of bulk materials as a  
source of fugitive dust:  
(a) Trucks which have less than a 2-ton capacity that are used to transport sand,  
gravel, stones, peat, and topsoil are exempt from the provisions of this subrule.  
(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from the  
transporting of bulk materials by truck may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
(i) Completely covering open-bodied trucks.  
(ii) Cleaning the wheels and the body of each truck to remove spilled materials after  
the truck has been loaded.  
(iii) Use of completely enclosed trucks.  
(iv) Tarping the truck when operating empty if residue has not been completely  
removed after emptying.  
(v) Cleaning the residue from the inside of the truck after emptying.  
(vi) Loading trucks so that no part of the load making contact with any sideboard,  
side panel, or rear part of the load enclosure comes within 6 inches of the top part of the  
enclosure.  
(vii) Maintaining tight truck bodies so that leakages within the body will be  
eliminated and future leakages prevented.  
(viii) Spraying the material being transported in a vehicle with a dust suppressant.  
The frequency of spraying shall be specified in the control program.  
(ix) Restricting the speed of the vehicle which transports the material. The speed of  
the vehicle shall be specified in the control program.  
(4) The following provision applies to outdoor conveying as a source of fugitive  
dust: Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from conveying  
bulk materials may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
(a) Completely enclosing all conveyor belts and equipping them with belt wipers and  
hoppers of proper size to prevent excessive spills.  
(b) Enclosing transfer points and, if necessary, exhausting them to a baghouse or  
similar control device at all times when the conveyors are in operation.  
(c) Equipping the conveyor belt with not less than 210-degree enclosures.  
(d) Restricting the speed of conveyor belts. The belt speed shall be specified in the  
control program.  
(e) Periodically cleaning the conveyor belt to remove the residual material. The  
frequency of cleaning shall be specified in the control program.  
(f) Minimizing the distance between transfer points. The distance between transfer  
points shall be specified in the control program.  
(g) Removing the spilled material from the ground under conveyors. The frequency  
of removal shall be specified in the control program.  
(5) The following provisions apply to roads and lots as sources of fugitive dust:  
(a) Roads and lots which are located within industrial, commercial, and government-  
owned facilities and which meet the following 2 conditions are not subject to the  
requirement of submitting a fugitive dust control program:  
(i) The traffic volume is less than 10 vehicles per day on a monthly average.  
(ii) The lots are less than 500 square meters (5,382 feet2) in area.  
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(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from roads  
and lots located within industrial, commercial, and government-owned facilities may  
include, but are not limited to, the following:  
(i) Paving roads and parking lots with a hard material, such as concrete, asphalt, or  
an equivalent which is approved by the department.  
(ii) Mechanically cleaning paved surfaces by vacuum sweeping, wet sweep-ing, or  
flushing. The frequency of cleaning shall be specified in the control program.  
(iii) Washing the wheels of every truck leaving the plant premises.  
(iv) Treating the roads and lots with oil or a dust-suppressant compound which is  
approved by the department. The frequency of application shall be specified in the  
control program.  
(v) Periodically maintaining off-road surfaces with gravel where trucks have frequent  
access. The frequency of maintenance shall be specified in the control program.  
(6) The following provisions apply to inactive storage piles as sources of fugitive  
dust:  
(a) Inactive storage piles that are less than or equal to 500 cubic meters (654 yards3)  
in volume are not subject to the requirement of submit-ting a fugitive dust control  
program.  
(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from inactive  
storage piles may include, but are not limited to, the following:  
(i) Completely covering the pile with tarpaulin or other material ap-proved by the  
department.  
(ii) Completely enclosing the pile within a building.  
(iii) Enclosing the pile with not less than 3 walls so that no portion of the stored  
material is higher than the walls.  
(iv) Periodically spraying the piles with water or other dust-suppressant compound  
approved by the department. The frequency of application shall be specified in the  
control program.  
(v) Growing vegetation on and around the pile.  
(7) The following provisions apply to building ventilation as a source of fugitive  
dust:  
(a) This subrule is applicable to all of the following:  
(i) Ferrous and nonferrous foundries.  
(ii) Electric arc furnaces, blast furnace casthouses, sinter plants, and basic oxygen  
processes at iron and steel production facilities.  
(iii) Metal heat treating.  
(iv) Metal forging.  
(v) Bulk material handling, storage, drying, screening, and crushing.  
(vi) Metal fabricating and welding.  
(vii) Briquetting, sintering, and pelletizing operations.  
(viii) Machining and pressing of metal.  
(ix) Stone, clay, and glass production.  
(x) Lime, cement, and gypsum production.  
(xi) Chemical and allied product production.  
(xii) Asphalt and concrete mixing operations.  
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(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive emissions resulting from  
building openings, such as roof monitors, powered and unpowered venti-lators, doors,  
windows, and holes in the building structure integrity, may include, but are not limited to,  
the following:  
(i) Exhausting the entire building to a dust collection system which is acceptable to  
the department.  
(ii) Using local hoods connected to a dust collection system to capture emissions  
within the building.  
(iii) Establishing and maintaining operating procedures and internal housekeeping  
practices (specify details).  
(iv) Installing removable filter media across the vent openings.  
(8) The following provisions apply to fugitive dust emissions from con-struction,  
renovation, or demolition activities located in priority I areas:  
(a) This subrule is applicable to the owner or prime contractor, except for those  
owners or prime contractors who construct, renovate, or demolish less than 12 single-  
family dwelling units per year.  
(b) Typical control methods for controlling fugitive dust emissions from  
construction, renovation, or demolition activities may include, but are not limited to, the  
following:  
(i) Spraying of all work areas with water or other dust-suppressant compound which  
is approved by the department.  
(ii) Completely covering the debris, excavated earth, or other airborne materials with  
tarpaulin or any other material which is approved by the department.  
(iii) Any other method acceptable to the department.  
History: 1981 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 336.1373 Rescinded.  
History: 1985 AACS; 1997 AACS.  
R 336.1374 Particulate matter contingency measures; area listed in table 37.  
(1) The provisions of this rule apply to all of the following that are within the area  
listed in table 37:  
(a) Mining operations, standard industrial classification major groups 10 through 14.  
(b) Manufacturing operations, standard industrial classification major groups 20  
through 39.  
(c) Railroad transportation, standard industrial classification major group 40.  
(d) Motor freight transportation and warehousing, standard industrial classification  
major group 42.  
(e) Electric services, standard industrial classification group 491.  
(f) Sanitary services, standard industrial classification group 495.  
(g) Steam supply, standard industrial classification group 496.  
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TABLE 37  
County  
Wayne  
Area  
The area bounded by Michigan Avenue from its intersection with I-75  
west to I-94; I-94 southwest to Greenfield Road; Greenfield Road south to  
Schaefer; Schaefer south and east to Jefferson Avenue; Jefferson Avenue  
(Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte) south to Sibley Road; Sibley Road west to  
Fort Street; Fort Street south to King Road; King Road east to Jefferson  
Avenue; Jefferson Avenue south to Helen Avenue; Helen Avenue and  
extension east to the Trenton Channel; the Trenton Channel north to the  
Detroit River north to the Ambassador Bridge; Ambassador Bridge to I-  
75; and I-75 to Michigan Avenue.  
(2) Upon a formal determination and written notification by the department or the  
United States environmental protection agency that an ambient air quality monitor  
located within the area defined in table 37 has recorded a violation of the national  
ambient air quality standards for particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less  
than 10 microns (PM-10) as defined in 40 C.F.R. §50.6, a company which is in  
compliance with the criteria specified in subrule (1) of this rule and which has any  
portion of its facility property boundaries located within 1 mile of the monitor that  
recorded the violation shall be in compliance with 1 or both of the following provisions,  
as applicable:  
(a) If the violation is of the annual PM-10 national ambient air quality standards, then  
the company shall be in compliance with the requirements of subrule (3)(a) of this rule  
within 60 days after receipt of the notification or shall implement the fugitive dust control  
strategies submitted pursuant to subrule (3)(b) of this rule within 60 days after receipt of  
the notification.  
(b) If the violation is of the 24-hour PM-10 national ambient air quality standard,  
then a company that is located in the portion of an area which has a 1-mile radius  
centered upon the monitor and which remains after the largest contiguous portion of the  
circular area is removed that contains wind direction sectors for which no detectable wind  
speed measurements were made for all calendar days used as the basis for the 24-hour  
PM-10 violation, shall be in compliance with the requirements of subrule (3) of this rule  
within 60 days after receipt of the notification or shall implement the fugitive dust control  
strategies submitted pursuant to subrule (3)(b) of this rule within 60 days after receipt of  
the notification. The determination shall be made using wind rose plots generated with  
wind speed and direction data obtained from the Detroit metropolitan airport, unless more  
representative data is available.  
If a company elects to submit process or combustion source control strategies  
pursuant to subrule (3)(b)(ii) or (iii) of this rule, then the company shall commence the  
schedule to implement the process or combustion source control strategies upon  
notification of a violation of the national ambient air quality standard for PM-10. If 60  
days has passed after a company is notified of a violation of the PM-10 national ambient  
air quality standard and control strategies have been submitted to the department pursuant  
to subrule (3)(b) of this rule which have not yet been approved into the state  
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implementation plan by the United States environmental protection agency, then the  
company shall be subject to the opacity limit in subrule (3)(a) of this rule pursuant to the  
implementation procedures contained in this rule until the company has been notified that  
the control strategies have been approved by the United States environmental protection  
agency as a revision to the Michigan state implementation plan and written notification  
has been received by the department from the company stating that the controls have  
been implemented.  
The provisions of 40 C.F.R. §50.6 (2000), are adopted by reference in these rules and  
are available for inspection and purchase at the Department of Environmental Quality,  
Air Quality Division, P.O. Box 30260, Lansing, Michigan 48909- 7760, at cost. Copies  
may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,  
P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15250-7954, at a cost as of the time of  
adoption of these rules of $28.00, or on the United States government printing office  
(3) The owner or operator of a facility that is subject to the requirements of this rule  
shall comply with either of the following provisions:  
(a) The owner or operator shall not allow the fugitive dust emissions from any paved  
or unpaved road to exceed an opacity of more than 10%. The opacity shall be determined  
by method 9 specified in 40 C.F.R. Part 60, appendix A, which is adopted by reference  
in R 336.2004, except that the number of readings for each vehicle pass will be 3 taken at  
5-second intervals. The first reading shall be at the point of maximum opacity. The  
second and third readings shall be at the same point with respect to the roadway, which is  
a point where the observer stands at right angles to the plume not less than 15 feet away  
from the plume and observes approximately 4 feet above the surface of the roadway or  
parking area. After 4 vehicles have passed, the 12 readings will be averaged.  
(b) The owner or operator shall submit, to the department, control strategies and  
compliance schedules in compliance with any of the following provisions:  
(i) The owner or operator shall submit, to the air quality division, control strategies  
that will reduce total annual facility-wide fugitive dust emissions of PM-10 by not less  
than 15%.  
(ii) An owner or operator may as an alternative to the requirement of paragraph (i) of  
this subdivision, submit control strategies which provide for reductions in allowable PM-  
10 emissions that are equal to 15% of a facility's total annual fugitive dust emissions of  
PM-10 from process emission or fuel combustion sources and which include a reasonable  
schedule for the implementation of the control strategies. The baseline used in  
calculating the percent reduction for a process or combustion control strategy shall be  
determined using the maximum operating rate for the source and the lowest allowable  
particulate emission limit applicable to the source contained in any of the following:  
(A) A state administrative rule.  
(B) A state consent order.  
(C) A state installation permit.  
(D) A state operating permit.  
(iii) An owner or operator may elect to obtain the PM-10 emission reductions  
required by this subdivision through a combination of the requirements specified in  
paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subdivision.  
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(4) The control strategies and compliance schedules submitted pursuant to, and  
complying with, the requirements of subrule  
(3)(b) of this rule shall be approved by the air quality division through the issuance  
of department consent orders. Before a company may substitute control strategies or  
compliance schedules for the opacity limit in subrule (3)(a) of this rule, the state shall  
have submitted the consent orders to the United States environmental protection agency  
for approval as a revision to the Michigan state implementation plan, the United States  
environmental protection agency shall have approved the orders and incorporated them  
into the Michigan state implementation plan, and the department shall have received  
written notification from the company stating that the fugitive dust control measures are  
being implemented or that the company has begun to implement the process source  
control measure implementation schedule.  
(5) For the purposes of this rule, "wind direction sector" means equal portions of a  
circular area consisting of any 1 of 16 possible areas consisting of 22.5 degrees of angle  
centered about the compass points north, north northeast, northeast, east northeast, east,  
east southeast, southeast, south southeast, south, south southwest, southwest, west  
southwest, west, west northwest, northwest, and north northwest.  
History: 1995 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
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