From: William Bertele (email@example.com)
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:24:56 Wed, 26 Jun 2002 18:28:00
Any operation with a potential for emissions that exceed the de minimis criteria for permits or any other identified operation or operational conditions that are a part of the state's air permit requirements, will require an air permit. e.g. in New Jersey any process, not otherwise identified, with a potential to emit where the process rates exceeds 50 lbs in any one hour will require an air permit. You'll have to check with your state's permitting requirements and test the applicability.
There are established sampling and analysis techniques for both stack testing and area or personnel monitoring, that will provide the emission data for both TSP (Total Suspended Particulate) and PM-10. I suggest that you check the EPA & OSHA web sites.
I'm not sure where you can find legitimate sources of emission estimates, but research of the EPA sites and perhaps the paper manufacturers organizations might help.
The issues with PM-10 emissions are relatively new and data might be hard to come by. I am usually generous with my estimates unless they might get the client in trouble, e.g. Title V.