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Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations (SOR/2016-151)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28

SCHEDULE 2(Subsection 2(4))Alberta CEMS Code Modifications

  • 1 The Alberta CEMS Code is to be read as follows:

    • (a) with any table that sets out specifications read as establishing an obligation on the responsible person to respect those specifications;

    • (b) without reference to Section 1.0;

    • (c) without reference to “Unless otherwise authorized by the Director,” in Section 2.0;

    • (d) without reference to Section 2.2;

    • (e) without reference in Section 2.5.1 to

      • (i) “as specified in the facility approval”,

      • (ii) “in a format acceptable to the Director”, and

      • (iii) “, if required by an approval”;

    • (f) without reference to “or those hours during which effluent is being discharged from an effluent source as described in an approval (for noncombustion-related sources)” in Section 2.5.3;

    • (g) without reference in Section 2.5.4 to

      • (i) “Upon the authorization of the Director,”,

      • (ii) “Reference Method test data or data obtained from a monitor previously certified for the application may also be used for substituting data.”,

      • (iii) “, and must be authorized in writing by the Director prior to implementation”, and

      • (iv) “, unless specified otherwise by the Director”;

    • (h) with “Method 1 of the Alberta Stack Sampling Code as amended from time to time” in Section 3.1 read as “EPA Method 1 or EC Method A”;

    • (i) with “Method 1 of the Alberta Stack Sampling Code” in Section 3.1.3 read as “EPA Method 1 or EC Method A” ;

    • (j) with the portion of Section 3.2 before Section 3.2.1 read without reference to

      • (i) “or at a location authorized by the Director”, and

      • (ii) “or an alternative method as authorized by the Director, may be used”;

    • (k) in Section 3.2.1, with

      • (i) “Method 1 of the Alberta Stack Sampling Code” read as “EPA Method 1 or EC Method A”, and

      • (ii) “Method 2 of the Alberta Stack Sampling Code” read as “EPA Method 2 or EC Method B”;

    • (l) with “source owner or operator” in the portion of Section 4.1 before Section 4.1.1 read as “responsible person”;

    • (m) in Section 4.1.1,

      • (i) without reference to “Subject to Section 1.5.1,”

      • (ii) with “owner or operator of the facility” read as “responsible person”, and

      • (iii) without reference to “of a new CEMS, upon recertification, or as specified otherwise by the Director. The satisfactory demonstration by the approval holder of meeting all of these performance specifications, along with notice of such to the Director, shall constitute certification of the CEMS.”;

    • (n) without reference in Section 4.2.1 to

      • (i) “, subject to the provisions of an applicable approval,”, and

      • (ii) “These specifications are not meant to limit the types of technologies that can be used or prevent the use of equivalent methods. Both technologies and methods can be varied upon authorization of the Director.”;

    • (o) without reference in Section 4.2.2 to

      • (i) “, subject to the provisions of an applicable approval,”, and

      • (ii) “These specifications are not meant to limit the types of technologies that can be used or prevent the use of equivalent methods. Both technologies and methods can be varied upon the written authorization of the Director.”;

    • (p) without reference in Section 4.2.3 to

      • (i) “, subject to the provisions of an applicable approval,”, and

      • (ii) “These specifications are not meant to limit the use of alternative technology and may be varied upon the written authorization of the Director to accommodate the use of alternative technology.”;

    • (q) without reference to Section 4.2.4;

    • (r) without reference in Section 4.2.5 to “These specifications are not meant to limit the types of technologies to be used or prevent the use of equivalent methods (such as the use of F-factors). Both technologies and methods can be varied upon written authorization of the Director.”;

    • (s) in Section 4.2.6,

      • (i) with “approval holder” read as “responsible person”,

      • (ii) without reference to “, as specified in an EPEA approval”, and

      • (iii) without reference to “These specifications are not meant to limit the types of technologies to be used or prevent the use of equivalent methods. Both technologies and methods can be varied upon the written authorization of the Director.”;

    • (t) without reference to Section 4.2.7;

    • (u) without reference in Section 4.3 to

      • (i) “The Director must be advised in writing (or facsimile) of the intent to test (complete with tentative test schedule[s]) at least two weeks before the performance testing is to occur. This notice enables the Director or his/her designate to have the opportunity to observe any or all testing.”,

      • (ii) “The owner or operator of the facility shall retain on file at the facility, and make available for inspection or audit, the performance test results on which the certification was based.”,

      • (iii) “Recertification is required following any major change in the CEMS (e.g., addition of components or replacement of components with different makes/models, change in gas cells, path length, probe or system optics, relocation) that could impair the system from meeting the applicable performance specifications for that system. Recertification should be conducted at the earliest possible opportunity or as agreed to in writing by the Director.”, and

      • (iv) “or recertification”;

    • (v) without reference in Section 4.5.1 to “The system must output emission rates of the pollutants in units as specified in the facility approval.”;

    • (w) without reference in Section 4.5.3 to

      • (i) “(a) General - For those systems that are not designed (and authorized as such by the Director) for the dynamic use of calibration gases, alternative protocols (as authorized by the Director) may be used in place of the following. These alternative procedures shall be included and detailed in the facility QAP.”, and

      • (ii) “(to the extent possible)”;

    • (x) without reference in Section 4.5.4 to “(a) General - For those systems that are not designed (and authorized as such by the Director) for the dynamic use of calibration gases, alternative protocols (as authorized by the Director) may be used in place of the following. These alternative procedures shall be included and detailed in the facility QAP.” ;

    • (y) with “in accordance with the Alberta Stack Sampling Code, and in such a manner that they will yield results representative of the pollutant concentration, emission rate, moisture content, temperature and effluent flow rate from the unit and can be correlated with the CEMS measurements.” in Section 4.5.8(d) read as “in such a manner that they will yield results representative of the pollutant concentration, emission rate, moisture content, temperature and effluent flow rate from the unit and can be correlated with the CEMS measurements, and in accordance with EPA Method 7E or EPA Method 6C, as the case may be, along with EPA Method 3A and

      • (i) EPA Method 1 or EC Method A,

      • (ii) EPA Method 2 or EC Method B, and

      • (iii) EPA Method 4 or EC Method D.”;

    • (z) with “approval holder” read as “responsible person” in Section 5.0;

    • (z.1) without reference to “(where authorized)” in Table 14 to Section 5.1.2;

    • (z.2) in Section 5.1.3,

      • (i) in paragraph (a),

        • (A) with “approval holder” read as “responsible person”,

        • (B) with “sample system flow rates are appropriate). The use of system components with integral fault detection diagnostics is highly desirable” read as “the use of sample system flow rates and the use of system components with integral fault detection diagnostics)”, and

        • (C) without reference to “The minimum frequency may be reduced (upon the written authorization of the Director) provided the operator can demonstrate (using historical data) that a lower verification frequency will not affect system performance at the 95% confidence level.”,

      • (ii) in paragraph (b), without reference to “For parameters for which cylinder gases are not available at reasonable cost, are unstable, or are unavailable, alternative calibration techniques are acceptable, if the Director has given prior written authorization.”, and

      • (iii) in paragraph (e), without reference to “The approval holder must retain the results of all performance evaluations including raw test data as well as all maintenance logs, corrective action logs and the QAP (including sample calculations) for a period of at least 3 years for inspection by Alberta Environmental Protection.”;

    • (z.3) in Section 5.2.1,

      • (i) with “approval holder” read as “responsible person”,

      • (ii) with “upon the Director being satisfied that the QAP demonstrates compliance” read as “if the responsible person demonstrates compliance”, and

      • (iii) without reference to “The data obtained during a Relative Accuracy Test may also be used toward fulfilling associated stack survey requirements as provided for in an approval issued under EPEA.”;

    • (z.4) without reference in Section 5.2.3 to “For those systems that are not designed for the dynamic use of calibration gases, alternative protocols (as authorized by the Director) may be used in place of the cylinder gas audit. These alternative procedures shall be included and detailed in the facility QAP.” ;

    • (z.5) in Section 5.2.4,

      • (i) with “facility operator” read as “responsible person”,

      • (ii) with “ the facility should be operated at a rate of at least 90 % of “normal” production. Normal production is defined as the average production or throughput for the facility over the previous month. Any exceptions to this would need to be authorized in writing by the Director.” read as “ the boiler, heater, engine or cement manufacturing facility must be operated at a rate of at least 90% of “normal” production. Normal production is defined as its average production over the previous month.”, and

      • (iii) without reference to “, unless otherwise authorized by the Director”;

    • (z.6) without reference to Section 6.0; and

    • (z.7) in the appendix entitled “APPENDIX A – DEFINITIONS”,

      • (i) without reference to the definitions

        • (A) Alberta Stack Sampling Code,

        • (B) Director, and

        • (C) Emission standard level, and

      • (ii) with the definition Reference Method read as “ means EPA Method 7E or EPA Method 6C, as the case may be, along with EPA Method 3A and

        • (A) EPA Method 1 or EC Method A,

        • (B) EPA Method 2 or EC Method B, and

        • (C) EPA Method 4 or EC Method D.”.

 
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