printreg, February, 2004
Re: WI Air Regulations


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From: Gary Jones ( gjonesprinting@aol.com )
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:08:11


I did a review of the Wisconsin permit to construct code and it looks like you may not need a permit. There is nothing in the code that specifically addresses bindery equipment. The only requirement that appears to apply would be found at NR 406.04 (2)(1)(c), which states that if the following condition is true, then a permit is not required. "The maximum theoretical emissions from the source for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides or volatile organic compounds do not exceed 5.7 pounds per hour for each air contaminant."

Since the equipment is not vented and no dust is generated, you only need to worry about the VOC emissions and your cleaning oil will be classified as a VOC. However, if you do not or could not emit more than 5.7 pounds/hour, then you would not need a permit. I would perform a calculation showing the maximum emission rate and keep it in a file with the assumptions and copies of MSDSs for your cleaning oils. If you ever change cleaning oils, I would revise my records accordingly.



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