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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2003


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGULATION 56/03

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 56/03

Air Pollution Control Regulations, 2003
under the
Environmental Protection Act
(O.C. 2003-223)

(Filed May 23, 2003)

Under the authority of section 111 of the Environmental Protection Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, May 21, 2003.

Deborah E. Fry
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Non‑application

        4.   Air quality standards

        5.   Stationary source of air contamination

        6.   Fluorides

        7.   Visible emissions

        8.   Visible emission standards

        9.   Notification of pollution potential

      10.   Burning of materials in combustion process

      11.   Burning in open fires

      12.   Recording devices

      13.   Location of devices

      14.   Performance testing facilities

      15.   Ministerial order and appeal

      16.   Repeal

Schedule A

Schedule B

Schedule C


Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Air Pollution Control Regulations, 2003.

Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "Act" means the Environmental Protection Act;

             (b)  "air" means open air not enclosed within the industry's boundary, building, structure, machine, chimney, stack, flue or an underground area;

             (c)  "air contaminant" means dust, fumes, mist, smoke, other particulate matter, vapour, gas, odorous substances or a combination of them which may impair the quality of the natural environment for any use that can be made of it, cause harm or discomfort to a person, adversely affect the health or impair the safety of a person or cause injury or damage to the property or to plant or animal life;

             (d)  "air pollution" means the presence in the air of an air contaminant or combination of contaminants in excess of the maximum permissible amount, concentration or level as prescribed by these regulations;

             (e)  "changed works" means existing works in which the mode of operation is changed after March 20, 1981;

              (f)  "combustion process equipment" means a furnace, boiler, drier, apparatus, stack and all appurtenances used in the combustion process and excludes mobile internal combustion engines when used to provide propulsion;

             (g)  "department" means the department presided over by the minister;

             (h)  "department official" means a person who is designated by the minister as an official for the purpose of the administration and enforcement of the Act and these regulations;

              (i)  "existing works" means works existing on March 20, 1981;

              (j)  "extended works" means existing works, the capacity of which is increased after March 20, 1981;

             (k)  "forage" means grasses, pasture and other vegetation that is consumed or is intended for consumption by livestock;

              (l)  "minister" means the minister appointed under the Executive Council Act to administer the Act;

            (m)  "new works" means works that commence operation after March 20, 1981;

             (n)  "odour" includes the smell of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, amines, sulphur dioxide or other smell that causes discomfort to persons;

             (o)  "opacity" means

                      (i)  the colour of a visible emission in shades of grey to black, or

                     (ii)  the degree to which a visible emission obstructs the passage of light;

             (p)  "particulate matter" means a material, except water in uncombined form that is or has been airborne and exists as a liquid or a solid at standard conditions;

             (q)  "point of emission" means the point at which a contaminant enters the natural environment;

              (r)  "point of impingement" means an animate or inanimate object at or above ground level beyond the industry's boundary upon which an air contaminant may impinge;

             (s)  "stack" means a chimney, flue, conduit or duct arranged to conduct emissions to the air;

              (t)  "standard conditions" means a dry gas temperature of 0° Celsius and a gas pressure of 101.325 kilopascals;

             (u)  "visible emission" means a contaminant emitted to the atmosphere which can be detected by the naked eye; and

             (v)  "works" means those works as defined in paragraph 2(m) of the Act from which air contaminants may be released or discharged into the air.

Non‑application

        3. These regulations shall not apply to

             (a)  the owners and operators of combustion process equipment used for the purpose of comfort heating in a building using No. 2 oil at a rate of less than 1.5 million British Thermal Units per hour (440,000 watts);

             (b)  the owners and operators of combustion process equipment used for the preparation of food in a domestic residence;

             (c)  the owners and operators of commercial establishments having less than 1,000 cubic metres of space; and

             (d)  the owners and operators of non‑stationary sources of air contaminants.

Air quality standards

        4. (1) For the purpose of attaining a high quality environment, the minister shall use the values prescribed in Schedule A for controlling the air quality.

             (2)  The amount of air contaminants in the atmosphere due to all sources shall not exceed the amounts established in Schedule A.

             (3)  The minister may, for the purpose of ensuring that the criteria prescribed in Schedule A are met, by order, specify the total allowable quantity of an air contaminant that may be emitted by a stationary source and the owner of the source upon whom such an order is served shall comply with the order within the time specified in the order.

             (4)  A person shall not discharge or release an air contaminant into the atmosphere except as permitted by the Schedules to these regulations.

Stationary source of air contamination

        5. (1) Subject to section 4, the standards for concentrations of air contaminants from a stationary source at a point of impingement shall be those as prescribed in Schedule B.

             (2)  The amount of air contaminants in the atmosphere at the point of impingement measured or calculated in accordance with a method approved by the minister shall not exceed the amounts established in Schedule B.

             (3)  For the purpose of enforcing these regulations a contaminant at a point of impingement shall be calculated in accordance with a method approved by the minister.

             (4)  A person shall not operate or cause to be operated a stationary source in a manner that does not comply with the standards prescribed in Schedule B.

Fluorides

        6. Subject to section 4, the concentrations of fluorides in air contaminants, either gaseous or particulate, shall not be such as to cause the standards set in Schedule C to be exceeded.

Visible emissions

        7. A visible emission chart shall be used by the department to determine the opacity of a visible emission.

Visible emission standards

        8. (1) A person shall not cause or permit to be caused a visible emission having an opacity greater than density No. 1 on the visible emission chart referred to in section 7.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), for a period of not more than 4 minutes in the aggregate in a half hour period, visible emission may have an opacity exceeding density No. 1 but not exceeding density No. 2 on the visible emission chart.

             (3)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), where a new fire is started in combustion process equipment, the visible emission may have an opacity not exceeding density No. 3 on the visible emission chart for a period not more than 3 minutes in the aggregate in a quarter hour period up to one hour after the new fire is started.

Notification of pollution potential

        9. Where, at a stationary source which has the potential to pollute the air, a failure to operate in the normal manner or change in operating conditions occurs, or a shut‑down of the source or part of it is made for some purpose resulting in the emission of air contaminants that may result in quantities or concentrations in excess of those allowed in sections 4, 5 and 8

             (a)  the owner or operator of the source shall

                      (i)  immediately notify a department official and furnish him or her with particulars of such failure, change or shutdown, and

                     (ii)  furnish the department official with the particulars in writing, as soon as it is practicable, of such failure, change or shutdown; and

             (b)  notwithstanding subsections 5(2) and (4) and section 8, the minister, where he or she considers it advisable, may authorize, in writing, the continuance of the operation for such period of time as he or she considers reasonable in circumstances and may impose upon the owner or operator the terms and conditions for such continued operation as he or she considers necessary in the circumstances.

Burning of materials in combustion process

     10. (1) A person shall not burn or permit to be burned in a combustion process equipment fuel, waste or other material except the fuel, waste or other material for the burning of which the equipment is designed.

             (2)  A person shall not burn or permit to be burned in a combustion process equipment fuel, waste or other material at a greater rate than the rate for which the equipment is designed.

Burning in open fires

     11. (1) A person shall not burn or permit to be burned material in an open fire that will cause or is likely to cause air pollution except with the permission and under the direction of a department official.

             (2)  Notwithstanding subsections 5(2) and(4) and section 8, subsection (1) does not apply to campfires and other open fires for recreational purposes and fires permitted by other federal, provincial or municipal laws and regulations when officials having jurisdiction under those laws and regulations require a fire to be started for the efficient performance of their duties in weed control, prevention of fire hazards or for the instruction in methods of firefighting.

Recording devices

     12. (1) The minister may require the installation of devices or methods that are necessary to record the periods of operation of process, combustion or control equipment, the records from which shall be available to a department official.

             (2)  The minister may require the installation of such monitoring and recording devices as are necessary to measure and record concentrations of air contaminants at their source and points of impingement, the records and measurements from which shall be available to a department official.

Location of devices

     13. All flow measurements, sampling and analyses performed in compliance with these regulations must be performed at locations and by devices and methods satisfactory to the department.

Performance testing facilities

     14. If required by the minister, the owner or operator of new, extended or changed works shall provide the following performance testing facilities:

             (a)  sampling ports adequate for test methods applicable to the works concerned;

             (b)  safe sampling platforms;

             (c)  safe access to sampling platforms; and

             (d)  utilities for sampling and testing equipment.

Ministerial order and appeal

     15. (1) Where the minister is satisfied that the emission of air contaminants from any source causes a condition which may adversely affect the health or impair the safety of a person or cause injury or damage to property, plant or animal life, he or she may, notwithstanding another provision of these regulations or anything contained in a permit or certificate of approval, order the persons responsible for the emission to take such action as is specified in the order to contain the danger or harm resulting from the emission or to restore the environment to a condition satisfactory to the minister within the time specified in the order.

             (2)  Where a person, upon whom an order is made under subsection (1), fails to comply with the order, the minister may cause the necessary work to be done and charge that person with the cost of it which may be recovered as a debt due to the Crown with costs in a court of competent jurisdiction.

             (3)  A person aggrieved by an action taken by the minister under subsection (1) or (2) may within 14 days from the date of the order appeal against the order to a judge of the Trial Division by filing a notice of appeal in the office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court and by serving a copy of the notice of appeal on the minister.

             (4)  Notwithstanding a rule or practice to the contrary, the notice of appeal shall

             (a)  set out in detail the allegations of the appellant and the grounds upon which the order is appealed against; and

             (b)  be signed by the appellant or his or her solicitor.

             (5)  The appellant shall, within 14 days after service of the notice of appeal under this section, apply to the judge for the appointment of a day for the hearing of the appeal and shall, not less than 14 days before the hearing, serve upon the deputy minister a written notice of the day appointed for the hearing.

             (6)  The judge shall hear the appeal and the evidence adduced before him or her by the appellant and the Crown in a summary manner and shall decide the matter of the appeal by

             (a)  upholding, amending or revoking the order after considering upon all matters submitted to him or her whether the works or operations did constitute a condition which did pollute or was likely to pollute the air, soil or a body of water; or

             (b)  making such other decision which he or she considers to be proper in the circumstances and with power also to make orders as to costs for or against the appellant or the Crown and to fix the amount.

             (7)  An appeal may be taken from the decision of the judge to the Court of Appeal upon a point of law raised upon the hearing of the appeal and the rules governing appeals to that court from a decision of the judge of the Trial Division shall apply to appeals under this subsection.

             (8)  The filing of a notice of appeal under this section or the appeal itself shall not affect the order which shall remain in force pending the outcome of the appeal.

Repeal

      16. The Air Pollution Control Regulations, Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 957/96, are repealed.


Schedule A

Criteria for Acceptable Air Quality

Table 1: Pollutants With Standards Using a 24 Hour Averaging Period

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

Col. 4

Col. 5

 

Name of
Contaminant

Contaminant
Code or
CAS No.

Unit of
Concentration (1)

24 Hour Air Quality Standard

Additional Notes

1.

Acetic Acid

64-19-7

 

2500

 

2.

Acetone

67-64-1

 

48000

 

3.

Acetophenone

98-86-2

 

850

 

4.

Acetylene

74-86-2

 

56000

 

5.

Acrolein

107-02-8

 

23.5

 

6.

Acrylamide

79-06-1

 

15

 

7.

Acrylonitrile

107-13-1

 

100

 

8.

Alkyltoluene sulphonamide, n-

 

 

120

 

9.

Aluminum oxide

7429-90-5

 

120

 

10.

Ammonia

7664-41-7

 

3600

 

11.

Ammonium chloride

12125-02-9

 

120

 

12.

Amyl acetate, iso-

 

 

53200

 

13.

Amyl acetate, n-

 

 

53200

 

14.

Amyl acetate, secondary

 

 

66500

 

15.

Antimony

7440-36-0

Total micrograms of antimony in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

25

 

16.

Arsenic

7440-38-2

Total micrograms of arsenic in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

0.3

 

17.

Arsine

7784-42-1

 

5

 

18.

Asbestos

1332-21-4

 

1.5

 

19.

Barium - total water soluble

7440-39-3

 

10

 

20.

Benzothiazole

95-16-9

 

70

 

21.

Benzoyl chloride

98-88-4

 

125

 

22.

Benzo (a) pyrene

50-32-8

 

0.0015

 

23.

Beryllium

7440-41-7

Total micrograms of beryllium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

0.01

 

24.

Borax

 

 

33

 

25.

Boric acid

 

 

33

 

26.

Boron

7440-42-8

Total micrograms of boron in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

120

 

27.

Boron tribromide

10294-33-4

 

35

 

28.

Boron trichloride

10294-34-5

 

35

 

29.

Boron trifluoride

7637-07-2

 

2

 

30.

Bromacil

314-40-9

 

10

 

31.

Bromine

7726-95-6

 

20

 

32.

Butanol, iso-

78-83-1

 

655

 

33.

Butanol, n-

71-36-3

 

770

 

34.

Butanol, tertiary

75-65-0

 

30300

 

35.

Butyl acetate, n-

123-86-4

 

248

 

36.

Butyl acrylate

141-32-2

 

120

 

37.

Butyl stearate

123-95-5

 

120

 

38.

Cadmium

7440-43-9

Total micrograms of cadmium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2

 

39.

Calcium carbide

75-20-7

 

10

 

40.

Calcium cyanide (as total salt)

592-01-8

 

120

 

41.

Calcium hydroxide

1305-62-0

 

13.5

 

42.

Calcium oxide

1305-78-8

 

10

 

43.

Captan

133-06-2

 

25

 

44.

Carbon black

1333-86-4

 

10

 

45.

Carbon disulphide

75-15-0

 

330

 

46.

Carbon tetrachloride

56-23-5

 

600

 

47.

Chloramben

133-90-4

 

120

 

48.

Chlordane

57-74-9

 

5

 

49.

Chlorine

7782-50-5

 

150

 

50.

Chlorine dioxide

10049-04-4

 

30

 

51.

Chloroform

67-66-3

 

500

 

52.

Chromium di-, tri-and hexavalent forms

7440-47-3

 

1.5

 

53.

Citric acid

77-92-9

 

120

 

54.

Coal tar pitch volatiles-soluble fraction

8007-45-2

 

1

 

55.

Cobalt

7440-48-4

Total micrograms of cobalt in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

0.1

 

56.

Copper

7440-50-8

Total micrograms of copper in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

50

 

57.

Cresol (mixed isomers)

1319-77-3

 

75

 

58.

Cyanogen chloride

506-77-4

 

12

 

59.

Cyclo sol 63

 

 

5000

 

60.

Cyclohexane

110-82-7

 

100000

 

61.

Dalapon sodium salt

127-20-8

 

50

 

62.

Decaborane

17702-41-9

 

25

 

63.

Decene, 1-

872-05-9

 

60000

 

64.

Detergent enzyme(Subtilisin)

1395-21-7

 

0.06

 

65.

Diacetone alcohol

123-42-2

 

335

 

66.

Diazinon

333-41-5

 

3

 

67.

Diborane

19287-45-7

 

10

 

68.

Dibutyl phthalte (DBP)

84-74-2

 

50

 

69.

Dibutyltin dilaurate

77-58-7

 

30

 

70.

Dicapryl phthalate

131-15-7

 

120

 

71.

Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)

117-81-7

 

50

 

72.

Diethyl phthalate (DEP)

84-66-2

 

125

 

73.

Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether

112-34-5

 

65

 

74.

Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate

124-17-4

 

85

 

75.

Diethylene glycol monethyl ether

111-90-0

 

273

 

76.

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate

112-12-5

 

1800

 

77.

Dihexyl phthalate (DHP)

84-75-3

 

50

 

78.

Diisobutyl ketone

108-83-8

 

159

 

79.

Dimethyl ether

115-10-6

 

2100

 

80.

Dimethyl methylphosphonate

756-79-6

 

875

 

81.

Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)

131-11-3

 

125

 

82.

Dimethyl 1,3-diamino propane, N,N-

109-55-7

 

20

 

83.

Dimethylaceta -mide, N, N-

127-19-5

 

300

 

84.

Dioctyl phthalate

117-84-0

 

50

 

85.

Dioxane

123-91-1

 

3500

 

86.

Dioxolane

646-06—0

 

10

 

87.

Diphenylamine

122-39-4

 

17.5

 

88.

Diquat dibromide - respirable

85-00-7

 

0.032

 

89.

Diquat dibromide - total in ambient air

85-00-7

 

0.16

 

90.

Dodecyl benzene sulphonic acid

1886-81-3

 

120

 

91.

Dodine

24391-00-3

 

10

 

92.

Droperidol

548-73-2

 

1

 

93.

Ethyl ether

60-29-7

 

30000

 

94.

Ethyl-3-ethoxy propionate

763-69-9

 

50

 

95.

Ethylanthraquinone, 2-

84-51-5

 

10

 

96.

Ethylene

74-85-1

 

40

 

97.

Ethylene dichloride

10-76-2

 

400

 

98.

Ethylene glycol

107-21-1

 

12700

 

99.

Ethylene glycol butyl ether (Butyl cellosolve)

111-76-2

 

2400

 

100.

Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate

1121-71-2     

 

3250

 

101.

Ethylene glycol dinitrate

628-96-6

 

3

 

102.

Ethylene glycol ethyl ether (cello -solve)

110-80-5

 

380

 

103.

Ethylene glycol ethyl ether acetate

111-15-9

 

540

 

104.

Ethylene glycol monohexyl ether

112-25-4

 

2500

 

105.

Ethylene oxide

75-21-8

 

5

 

106.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

60-00-4

 

120

 

107.

Fentanyl citrate

990-73-8

 

0.02

 

108.

Ferric oxide

1309-37-1

 

25

 

109.

Fluorinert 3M-FC-70

 

 

120

 

110.

Formic acid

64-18-6

 

500

 

111.

Furfuryl alcohol

98-00-0

 

1000

 

112.

Glutaraldehyde

111-30-8

 

14

 

113.

Haloperidol

52-86-8

 

0.1

 

114.

Hexachloro-cyclopentadiene

77-47-4

 

2

 

115.

Hexamethyl disilazane

999-97-3

 

2

 

116.

Hexamethylene diisocyanate monomer

822-06-0

 

0.5

 

117.

Hexamethylene diisocyanate trimer

4035-89-6

 

1

 

118.

Hexane

110-54-3

 

12000

 

119.

Hexylene glycol

107-41-5

 

12000

 

120.

Hydrogen chloride

7647-01-0

 

40

 

121.

Hydrogen cyanide

74-90-8

 

575

 

122.

Hydrogen peroxide

7722-84-1

 

30

 

123.

Iron - metallic

15438-31-0

 

4

 

124.

Isobutyl acetate

110-19-0

 

412

 

125.

Isopropyl acetate

108-21-4

 

500

 

126.

Lead

7439-92-1

Total micrograms of lead in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

5

 

127.

Lindane (Hexa-chlorocyclo -hexane)

58-89-9

 

5

 

128.

Lithium - other than hydrides

7439-93-2

Total micrograms of lithium other than hydride compounds per cubic metre of air.

20

 

129.

Lithium hydrides

7580-67-8

 

2.5

 

130.

Magnesium oxide

1309-48-4

 

120

 

131.

Malathion

121-75-5

 

120

 

132.

Maleic anydride

108-31-6

 

30

 

133.

Manganese compounds (as Mn) including permanganates

7439-96-5

 

2.5

 

134.

Mercapto benzo thiazo disulphide

120-78-5

 

120

 

135.

Mercury

7439-97-6

Total micrograms of mercury in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2

 

136.

Mercury (as Hg) alkyl compounds

 

 

0.5

 

137.

Metaldehyde

108-62-3

 

120

 

138.

Methacrylic acid

79-41-4

 

2000

 

139.

Methane diphenyl diisocyanate

101-68-8

 

1

 

140.

Methanol (Methyl alcohol, wood alcohol)

67-56-1

 

28000

 

141.

Methoxychlor

72-43-5

 

120

 

142.

Methyl bromide

74-83-9

 

1350

 

143.

Methyl chloride

74-87-3

 

7000

 

144.

Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide

1338-23-4

 

80

 

145.

Methyl isobutyl ketone

108-10-1

 

1200

 

146.

Methyl methacrylate

80-62-6

 

860

 

147.

Methyl salicylate

119-36-8

 

100

 

148.

Methyl-2-hexanone, 5-

110-12-3

 

160

 

149.

Methylal

109-87-5

 

6200

 

150.

Methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT)

12108-13-3

 

10

 

151.

Methylene chloride

75-09-2

 

1765

 

152.

Methylene dianiline

107-77-9

 

10

 

153.

Methylene-bis-2-chloroaniline, 4,4-

101-14-4

 

10

 

154.

Methyl-n-amyl ketone

110-43-0

 

4600

 

155.

Miconazole nitrate

 

 

5

 

156.

Milk powder

 

 

20

 

157.

Mineral spirits

 

 

10000

 

158.

Molybdenum

7439-98-7

Total micrograms of molybdenum in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

120

 

159.

Monomethyl amine

74-89-5

 

25

 

160.

Naphthalene

91-20-3

 

22.5

 

161.

Naphthol, alpha-

90-15-3

 

100

 

162.

Nickel

7440-02-0

Total micrograms of nickel in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2

 

163.

Nickel carbonyl

13463-39-3

 

0.5

 

164.

Nitric acid

7697-37-2

 

35

 

165.

Nitrilotriacetic acid

18662-53-8

 

120

 

166.

Nitrogen oxides (as Nitrogen dioxide)

10102-44-0

Micrograms of nitrogen oxides per cubic metre of air, expressed as NO2.

200

 

167.

Nitroglycerin

55-63-0

 

3

 

168.

Nitrous oxide

10024-97-2

 

9000

 

169.

Octane

111-65-9

 

15300

 

170.

Octene, 1-

25377-83-7

 

50000

 

171.

Oxalic acid

144-62-7

 

25

 

172.

Palladium -water soluble compounds

7657-10-1

 

10

 

173.

Paraquat dichloride - respirable

1910-42-5

 

0.003

 

174.

Paraquat dichloride - total in ambient air

1910-42-5

 

0.015

 

175.

Particulate matter suspended (total)

 

 

120

 

176.

Particulate matter (less than 10 microns)

 

 

50

 

177.

Particulate matter (Less than 2.5 microns)

 

 

25

 

178.

Penicillin

1406-05-9

 

0.1

 

179.

Pentaborane

19624-22-7

 

1

 

180.

Pentachlorophenol

87-86-5

 

20

 

181.

Perchloroethylene

127-18-4

 

4000

 

182.

Phenol

108-95-2

 

100

 

183.

Phosgene

75-44-5

 

45

 

184.

Phosphine

7803-51-2

 

10

 

185.

Phosphoric acid
(as P2O5)

7664-38-2

Micograms of phosphoric oxides per cubic metre of air expressed as P2O5.

120

 

186.

Phosphorus oxychloride

10025-87-3

 

12

 

187.

Phosphorus pentachloride

10026-13-8

 

10

 

188.

Phthalic anhydride

85-44-9

 

120

 

189.

Pimozide

2062-78-4

 

1

 

190.

Platinum - water soluble compounds

7440-06-4

 

0.2

 

191.

Polybutene -1- sulphone

 

 

120

 

192.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

1336-36-3

 

0.15

 

193.

Polychloroprene

25267-15-6

 

500

 

194.

Potassium cyanide

151-50-8

 

120

 

195.

Potassium hydroxide

1310-58-3

 

14

 

196.

Potassium nitrate

7757-79-1

 

120

 

197.

Propanol, iso- (Isopropyl alcohol, Isopropanol)

67-63-0

 

24000

 

198.

Propanol, n- (Propyl alcohol)

71-23-8

 

16000

 

199.

Propionaldehyde

123-38-6

 

2.5

 

200.

Propylene dichloride

78-87-5

 

2400

 

201.

Propylene glycol

57-55-6

 

120

 

202.

Propylene glycol methyl ether

107-98-2

 

30000

 

203.

Propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate

108-65-6

 

5000

 

204.

Propylene oxide

75-56-9

 

4500

 

205.

Pyridine

110-86-1

 

150

 

206.

Selenium

7782-49-2

 

10

 

207.

Silane

7803-62-5

 

150

 

208.

Silica - respirable under 10 microns aerodynamic diameter

 

 

5

 

209.

Silver

7440-22-4

Total micrograms of silver in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

1

 

210.

Sodium bisulphite

7631-90-5

 

120

 

211.

Sodium chlorate

7775-09-9

 

6

 

212.

Sodium chlorite

7758-19-2

 

20

 

213.

Sodium cyanide

143-33-9

 

120

 

214.

Sodium hydroxide

1310-73-2

 

10

 

215.

Stannous chloride (as Sn)

 

 

10

 

216.

Strontium

7440-24-6

Total micrograms of strontium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

120

 

217.

Strontium carbonate

1633-05-2

 

120

 

218.

Strontium hydroxide

18480-07-4

 

120

 

219.

Strontium oxide

1314-11-0     

 

120

 

220.

Styrene

100-42-5

 

400

 

221.

Sulphamic acid

 

 

120

 

222.

Sulphur dioxide

7446-09-5

 

300

 

223.

Sulphur hexafluoride

2551-62-4

 

600000

 

224.

Sulphuric acid

7664-93-9

 

35

 

225.

Talc - fibrous

14807-96-6

 

2

 

226.

Tellurium - excluding hydrogen telluride

13494-80-9

Total micrograms of tellurium other than hydrogen and telluride per cubic metre of air total.

10

 

227.

Tetrabutylurea

 

 

10

 

228.

Tetrahydrofuran

109-99-9

 

93000

 

229.

Tetramethyl thiuram disulphide

 

 

10

 

230.

Thiourea

62-56-6

 

20

 

231.

Tin

7440-31-5

Total micrograms of tin in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

10

 

232.

Titanium

7440-32-6

Total micrograms of titanium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

120

 

233.

Tolmetin sodium

 

 

5

 

234.

Toluene

108-88-3

 

2000

 

235.

Toluene diisocyanate

584-84-9

 

0.5

 

236.

Trichlorobenzene, 1,2,4-

120-82-1

 

400

 

237.

Trichloroethane, 1,1,1-(Mehyl-chloroform)

71-55-6

 

115000

 

238.

Trichloroethylene

79-01-06

 

28000

 

239.

Trimethylbenzene, 1,2,4-

2551-13-7

 

1000

 

240.

Trimethylol propane

77-9976

 

1250

 

241.

Tripropyltin methacrylate

 

 

1

 

242.

Vanadium

7440-62-2

Total micrograms of vanadium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2

 

243.

Vinyl chloride

75-01-4

 

1

 

244.

Vinylidene chloride (1,1-Dichlorethene)

75-35-4

 

35

 

245.

Warfarin

81-81-2

 

10

 

256.

Whey powder

 

 

120

 

247.

Xylenes

1330-20-7

 

2300

 

248.

Zinc

7440-66-6

 

120

 

249.

Zinc chloride

 

Total micrograms of zinc chloride in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

10

 

 


Table 2: Pollutants with Standards Using One Year Averaging Periods

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

Col. 4

Col. 5

 

Name of
Contaminant

Contaminant
Code or
CAS No.

Unit of
Concentration

Annual Ave. Air Quality Stand. (4)

Additional Notes

1.

Benzo(a)pyrene

50-32-8

 

0.0003

 

2.

Coal tar pitch volatiles (soluble fraction)

8007-45-2

 

0.2

 

3.

Particulate matter -total suspended

 

 

60

(3)

4.

Polychlorinated biphenyls

1336-36-3

 

.035

 

5.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) & poly-chlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) (TEQ)

 

 

0.000005

(2)

6.

Sulphur dioxide

7446-09-5

 

60

 

7.

Vinyl Chloride

75-01-4

 

0.2

 

 


Table 3: Pollutants with Standards Using One Hour Averaging Periods

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

Col. 4

Col. 5

 

Name of
Contaminant

Contaminant
Code or
CAS No.

Unit of
Concentration

1 Hour Air Quality Standard

Additional Notes

1.

Acetophenone

98-86-2

 

1167

 

2.

Biphenyl

92-52-4

 

60

 

3.

Butanol, n-

71-36-3

 

15000

 

4.

Butanone, 2- (Methyl ethyl ketone)

78-93-3

 

31000

 

5.

Butyl acetate, n-

123-86-4

 

605

 

6.

Carbon monoxide

630-08-0

 

36200

 

7.

Chlorobenzene

108-90-7

 

3500

 

8.

Citric acid

77-92-9

 

300

 

9.

Decane, n-

124-18-5

 

60000

 

10.

Dibutyl amine

111-92-2

 

2645

 

11.

Dichlorobenzene, ortho-

95-50-1

 

30500

 

12.

Diethyl amine

109-89-7

 

2910

 

13.

Di-isobutyl ketone

108-83-8

 

649

 

14.

Dimethyl amine

124-40-3

 

1840

 

15.

Dimethyl disulphide

624-92-0

 

40

 

16.

Dimethyl sulphide

75-18-3

 

30

 

17.

Ethanol

64-17-5

 

19000

 

18.

Ethyl acetate

141-78-6

 

19000

 

19.

Ethyl acrylate

140-88-5

 

4.5

 

20.

Ethyl benzene

100-41-4

 

4000

 

21.

Ethyl hexanol, 2-

104-76-7

 

600

 

22.

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

 

65

 

23.

Furfural

98-01-1

 

1000

 

24.

Glutaraldehyde

111-30-8

 

35

 

25.

Hydrogen bromide

10035-10-6

 

668

 

26.

Hydrogen sulphide

7783-06-4

 

30

 

27.

Isopropyl benzene

98-82-8

 

100

 

28.

Mercaptans (as Methyl mercaptan)

74-93-1

Micrograms of mercaptans per cubic metre or air expressed as methyl mercaptan.

20

 

29.

Methyl acrylate

96-33-3

 

4

 

30.

Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide

1338-23-4

 

200

 

31.

Methyl-2-pyrrolidone, N-

872-50-4

 

40000

 

32.

Nitrogen oxides (as Nitrogen dioxide)

10102-44-0

Micrograms of nitrogen oxides per cubic metre of air expressed as nitrogen dioxide.

400

 

33.

Oleic acid

112-80-1

 

5

 

34.

Ozone

10028-15-6

 

160

 

35.

Propionic acid

79-09-4

 

100

 

36.

Propionic anhydride (as Propionic acid)

123-62-6

Micrograms of propionic anhydride per cubic metre of air expressed as propionic acid.

100

 

37.

Reduced sulphur compounds (as Hydrogen sulphide)

 

Micrograms of reduced sulphur compounds per cubic metre of air expressed as hydrogen sulphide.

100

 

38.

Sulphur dioxide

7446-09-5

 

900

 

39.

Trimethyl amine

75-50-34

 

0.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 4: Pollutants with Standards Using Ten Minute Averaging
                      Periods

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

Col. 4

Col. 5

 

Name of
Contaminant

Contaminant
Code or
CAS No.

Unit of
Concentration

10 Min. Air Quality Standard

Additional Notes

1.

Butanol, iso

78-83-1

 

2640

 

2.

Butanol, n-

71-36-3

 

3100

 

3.

Butyl acetate, n-

123-86-4

 

1000

 

4.

Diacetone alcohol

123-42-2

 

1350

 

5.

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether

111-90-0

 

1100

 

6.

Ethyl-3-ethoxy propionate

763-69-9

 

200

 

7.

Ethylene glycol butyl ether (Butyl cellosolve)

111-76-2

 

500

 

8.

Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate

1121-71-2

 

700

 

9.

Ethylene glycol ethyl (Cellosolve)

100-80-5

 

1100

 

10.

Ethylene glycol ethyl ether acetate

111-15-9

 

300

 

11.

Isobutyl acetate

110-19-0

 

1660

 

12.

Isopropyl acetate

108-21-4

 

2000

 

13.

Methyl-2-hexanone, 5-

110-12-3

 

630

 

14.

Monochlorobenzene

108-90-7

 

4500

 

15.

Naphthalene

91-20-3

 

50

 

16.

Octane

111-65-9

 

61800

 

17.

Propionaldehyde

123-38-6

 

10

 

18.

Propylene glycol methyl ether

107-98-2

 

121000

 

19.

Pyridine

110-86-1

 

80

 

20.

Reduced Sulphur Compounds

 

Micrograms of reduced sulphur compounds per cubic metre of air expressed as hydrogen sulphide.

30

 


Table 5: Pollutants With Standards Using Unusual Averaging Periods
                      or Units of Measure

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

Col. 4

Col. 5

 

Name of
Contaminant

Contaminant
Code or
CAS No.

Unit of
Concentration

Air Quality Standard

Additional Notes

1.

Asbestos (fibres 5 microns in length)

1332-21-4

Asbestos fibres greater than 5 micro metres in length per cubic centimetre of air.

0.04

 

2.

Carbon monoxide (8 hr averaging period)

630-08-0

 

15700

 

3.

Dustfall (30 d averaging period)

 

Grams of dustfall per square metre.

7

 

4.

Dustfall (annual averaging period)

 

Grams of dustfall per square metre.

4.6

 

5.

Lead (30 d averaging period)

7439-92-1

Total micrograms of lead in free and combined form per cubic metre of air

3

 

6.

Lead (30 d averaging period, geometric mean)

7439-92-1

Total micrograms of lead in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2

3

7.

Lead in dustfall

7439-92-1

Total micrograms of lead in free and combined form per square centimetre.

0.1 g/m2

 

8.

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (PCDDs) and poly-chlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDF) (TEQ) 72 hr. average period

 

 

0.00002

2

                      (1) Unit of concentration is micrograms of the contaminant in Column 1, per cubic metre of air, unless otherwise noted.

                      (2) The TEQ concentration of PCDDs and PCDFs is determined by multiplying the concentration of each congener listed in Column I by the corresponding toxicity factor set out in Column II of that item and by adding the products of them.

Toxicity Factors

 

Item

Col. I

Col. II

 

Congener

Toxicity

 

2,3,7,8-substituted PCDD

 

1.

2,3,7,8-T4CDD

1.0

2.

1,2,3,7,8-P5CDD

0.5

3.

1,2,3,4,7,8-H6CDD

0.1

4.

1,2,3,6,7,8-H6CDD

0.1

5.

1,2,3,7,8,9-H6CDD

0.1

6.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-H7CDD

0.01

7.

08CDD

0.001

 

2,3,7,8-substituted PCDF

 

8.

2,3,7,8-T4DCF

0.1

9.

1,2,3,7,8-P5CDF

0.05

10.

2,3,4,7,8-P5CDF

0.5

11.

1,2,3,4,7,8-H6CDF

0.1

12.

1,2,3,6,7,8-H6CDF

0.1

13.

1,2,3,7,8,9-H6CDF

0.1

14.

2,3,4,6,7,8-H6CDF

0.1

15.

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-H7CDF

0.01

16.

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-H7CDF

0.01

17.

08CDF

0.001

                      (3) This volume is a geometric mean for the relevant averaging period.

                      (4) All averages are arithmetic means unless otherwise noted.

26/81 Sch 1


Schedule B

Standards for Emitted Contaminants

 

Item

Col. 1

Col. 2

Col. 3

 

Name of Contaminant

Unit of Concentration (1)

Concentration at Point of Impingement – 1 hour average

1.

Acetic Acid

 

2100

2.

Acetylene

 

46000

3.

Acetone

 

40000

4.

Acrylamide

 

37

5.

Ammonia

 

3000

6.

Antimony

Total micrograms of antimony in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

62

7.

Arsine

 

8

8.

Beryllium

Total micrograms of beryllium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

0.02

9.

Boron Tribromide

 

80

10.

Boron Trichloride

 

80

11.

Boron Trifluoride

 

4

12.

Boron

Total micrograms of boron in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

80

13.

Bromine

 

60

14.

Cadmium

Total micrograms of cadmium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

4

15.

Calcium hydroxide

 

22

16.

Calcium Oxide

 

16

17.

Carbon Black

 

21

18.

Carbon Disulphide

 

270

19.

Carbon Monoxide

 

5000

20.

Chlorine

 

250

21.

Chlorine Dioxide

 

70

22.

Copper

Total micrograms of copper in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

80

23.

Cresols

 

190

24.

Decaborane

 

40

25.

Diborane

 

16

26.

Dicapryl Phthalate

 

80

27.

Dimethyl Disulphide

 

33

28.

Dimethyl Sulphide

 

25

29.

Dioctyl Phthalate

 

80

30.

Dustfall

Micrograms per square metre.

7000

31.

Ethyl Acetate

 

16000

32.

Ethyl Acrylate

 

3.7

33.

Ethyl Benzene

 

3300

34.

Ferric Oxide

 

62

35.

Fluorides, (Gaseous) (April 15 to October 15)

Micrograms of gaseous, inorganic fluoride per cubic metre of air expressed as hydrogen fluoride.

4

36.

Fluorides, (Total) (April 15 to October 15)

Total micrograms of inorganic fluoride per cubic metre of air expressed as hydrogen fluoride.

7

37.

Fluorides, (Total) (October 16 to April 14)

Total micrograms of inorganic fluoride per cubic metre of air expressed as hydrogen fluoride.

14

38.

Formaldehyde

 

54

39.

Formic Acid

 

1200

40.

Furfural

 

800

41.

Furfuryl Alcohol

 

2500

42.

Hydrogen Chloride

 

80

43.

Hydrogen Cyanide

 

950

44.

Hydrogen sulphide

 

25

45.

Iron (metallic)

 

8

46.

Lead

Total micrograms of lead in free or combined form per cubic metre of air.

8

47.

Lithium Hydrides

Total micrograms of lithium hydrides per cubic metre of air.

6.2

48.

Lithium

Total micrograms of lithium in other than hydride compounds per cubic metre of air.

50

49.

Magnesium Oxide

Total micrograms of magnesium oxide per cubic metre of air.

80

50.

Mercaptans

Total micrograms of mercaptans per cubic metre of air expressed as methyl mercaptans.

16

51.

Mercury (alkyl)

Total micrograms of alkyl mercury compounds per cubic metre of air.

1.2

52.

Mercury

Total micrograms of mercury in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

4

53.

Methyl Acylate

 

3.3

54.

Methyl Alcohol

 

69000

55.

Methyl Chloroform (1,1,1-Trichloroethane)

 

288000

56.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (2-Butanone)

 

26000

57.

Methyl Methacrylate

 

710

58.

Milk Powder

 

16

59.

Monomethyl Amine

 

21

60.

Nickel

Total micrograms of nickel in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

4

61.

Nickel Carbonyl

 

1.2

62.

Nitic Acid

 

80

63.

Nitrilotriacetic Acid

 

80

64.

Nitrogen Oxides

Micrograms of nitrogen oxides per cubic metre of air expressed as NO2

400

65.

Ozone

 

160

66.

Pentaborane

 

2.5

67.

Phenol

 

80

68.

Phosgene

 

110

69.

Phosphoric Acids

Micrograms of phosphoric acids per cubic metre of air expressed as P2O5.

80

70.

Phthalic Anhydride

 

80

71.

Propylene Dichloride

 

2000

72.

Silver

Total micrograms of silver in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

2.5

73.

Styrene

 

330

74.

Sulphur Dioxide

 

680

75.

Sulphuric Acid

 

80

76.

Suspended Particulate Matter (particulates less than 44 microns in size)

Total micrograms of suspended particulate matter per cubic metre of air.

80

77.

Tellurium (except hydrogen telluride)

 

25

78.

Tetrahydrofuran

 

77000

79.

Tin

Total micrograms of tin in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

25

80.

Titanium

Total micrograms of titanium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

80

81.

Toluene

 

1600

82.

Toluene Di-isocyanate

 

0.8

83.

Trichloroethylene

 

70000

84.

Vanadium

Total micrograms of vanadium in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

4.1

85.

Xylenes

 

1900

86.

Zinc

Total micrograms of zinc in free and combined form per cubic metre of air.

80

                      (1) Unit of concentration is micrograms of the contaminant in Column 1, per cubic metre of air, unless otherwise noted.


Schedule C

Fluoride Vegetation Standards

        1. Forage

             (a)  Running averages of monthly samples collected through the growing season, May to November inclusive, of forage or hay or silage grown in the area as feed must not exceed 35 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in unwashed samples.

             (b)  The average of 2 consecutive months samples of forage or hay or silage grown in the area as feed must not exceed 60 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in unwashed samples.

             (c)  A monthly sample of forage or hay or silage grown in the area as feed must not exceed 80 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in unwashed samples.

             (d)  Cut forage, to be fed to livestock for a period exceeding 30 days must not exceed 35 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in unwashed samples.

        2. Deciduous Trees. Fully expanded functional leaves of Alder trees, Alnus crispa or Alnus rugosa, sampled in September of each year, must not exceed 130 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in washed sample.

        3. Conifers. Buds or needles from balsam fir, Abies balsamea, must not exceed 45 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in washed samples for the current growth season and must not exceed 75 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in washed samples for the previous growth season. Sampling is to take place during May and September of each year.

        4. Grasses and Sedges. Grasses and sedges not subject to browsing, grazing or harvest for use in feeds or food must not exceed 60 micrograms fluoride per gram dry tissue in washed samples.

        5. Sampling Areas. Samples shall be collected from plots, approved by the department, that are representative of the areas of maximum impact from fluoride emitting sources. These areas should be clearly marked and designated. In the case of deciduous and conifer trees and grasses and sedges, all plots shall be outside the property line of the emitting source. In the case of forage crops, plots may be designated within the property line of the emitting source.

        6. Sample Collection. Leaves and needles from exposed trees shall be collected from the side of each tree exposed to the emitting source and at a height sufficient to minimize obstruction from surrounding vegetation. Each sample shall be a composite of a minimum of 5 clippings from a minimum of 5 trees in each sampling plot. In the case of forage or grasses and sedges, the sample shall consist of a minimum of 15 clippings from a random path through the whole plot. Methods for measuring the fluoride content of any plant tissue shall be by suitable methods approved by the department.