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Repeal of Variance for Atlantic Research Corporation ...
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9VAC5-221

CHAPTER 221
VARIANCE FOR ROCKET MOTOR TEST OPERATIONS AT ATLANTIC RESEARCH CORPORATION GAINESVILLE FACILITY (REPEALED)

9VAC5-221-10

9VAC5-221-10. Applicability and designation of affected facility. (Repealed.)

The affected facility to which the provisions of this chapter apply is the Atlantic Research Corporation Gainesville facility.

9VAC5-221-20

9VAC5-221-20. Definitions. (Repealed.)

A. For the purpose of this chapter or any associated orders issued by the board, the words or terms shall have the meanings given them in subsection C of this section.

B. As used in this chapter, all terms not defined herein shall have the meanings given them in 9VAC5 Chapter 10 (9VAC5-10) and 9VAC5-170-140, unless otherwise required by context.

C. Terms defined.

"Atlantic Research Corporation" means the owner and operator of a rocket motor test facility located at 5945 Wellington Road, Gainesville, Virginia, known as the Gainesville facility.

"EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

"Facility" means the contiguous property at 5945 Wellington Road, Gainesville, Virginia, owned and operated by the Atlantic Research Corporation or its successors in ownership, and known as the Gainesville facility.

"Order" means the order granting this variance.

"Rocket motor test operations" means static testing of solid propellant rocket motors on a fixed test stand. Such tests are conducted for the research, development, and production of rocket motors.

"VAC" and "9 VAC" mean Title 9 of the Virginia Administrative Code. This title comprises the environmental regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the regulations of the State Air Pollution Control Board.

"Variance" means 9VAC5 Chapter 221 (9VAC5-221).

9VAC5-221-30

9VAC5-221-30. Applicability of standard for visible emissions and standard for particulate matter. (Repealed.)

A. The standard for visible emissions in 9VAC5-40-80 shall not apply to the rocket motor test operations at the facility.

B. No owner or other person shall cause or permit to be discharged into the atmosphere from the rocket motor test operations at the facility any particulate matter emissions in excess of 714 pounds per hour.

C. Subsections A and B of this section do not apply to operations at the facility other than rocket motor test operations.

9VAC5-221-40

9VAC5-221-40. Compliance determination, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting. (Repealed.)

A. The owner shall monitor and record the time, date, and duration of each rocket motor test operation. The owner shall also monitor and record the quantities (specified in pounds) of solid propellant expended during each rocket motor test operation and shall calculate hourly totals of the quantities of propellant used in these operations.

B. The owner shall use a method acceptable to the board for calculating particulate matter emissions from the rocket motor test operations. Using this method and the hourly totals of the quantities of solid propellant expended, the owner shall calculate and record the hourly quantities (specified in pounds) of particulate matter emissions.

C. Using the information required in subsections A and B of this section, the owner shall calculate and record the hourly particulate matter emissions resulting from the rocket motor test operations to demonstrate compliance with the emission rate specified in 9VAC5-221-30 B.

D. The provisions of 9VAC5-40-40 and 9VAC5-40-50 apply.

9VAC5-221-50

9VAC5-221-50. Transfer of ownership. (Repealed.)

A. The terms of this chapter are transferable to a new owner upon sale of the facility.

B. In the case of a transfer of ownership of the facility, the new owner shall comply with this chapter. The new owner shall notify the department of the change in ownership within 30 days of the transfer.

C. In the case of a name change of the facility, the owner shall comply with this chapter. The owner shall notify the department of the change in source name within 30 days of the name change.

9VAC5-221-60

9VAC5-221-60. Applicability of future regulation amendments. (Repealed.)

Subsequent amendments to 9VAC5-40-80 shall not apply to rocket motor test operations at the facility unless the board amends this chapter to specifically address the applicability of the regulatory amendments to those operations at the facility.