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25 Pa. Code § 129.15. Coke pushing operations.

§ 129.15. Coke pushing operations.

 (a)  No person may permit the pushing of coke from a coke oven unless the pushing operation is enclosed during the removal of coke from a coke oven and pushing emissions are contained, except for the fugitive pushing emissions, that are allowed by subsections (c) and (e). A device for the enclosure of pushing operations shall be subject to the requirements of Chapter 127 (relating to construction, modification, reactivation and operation of sources) and the grant of plan approval.

 (b)  An application submitted to the Department under Chapter 127 for approval to install an air cleaning device designed to achieve compliance with subsection (a) at an existing coke oven battery shall, in addition to the requirements of § §  123.13(b) and 127.12(a) (relating to processes; and content of applications), show that the air cleaning device is designed to reduce the fugitive emissions from pushing operations at a battery to the minimum attainable through the use of the best available technology following control.

 (c)  Visible fugitive air contaminants in excess of 20% opacity from an air cleaning device installed for the control of pushing emissions under a plan approval from the Department shall be prohibited unless the Department finds that:

   (1)  The emissions are of minor significance with respect to causing air pollution.

   (2)  The emissions will not prevent or interfere with the attainment or maintenance of any ambient air quality standard.

 (d)  Application for a finding under subsection (c) shall be filed in accordance with §  123.1(b) (relating to prohibition of certain fugitive emissions).

 (e)  No person may transport hot coke in the open atmosphere during the pushing operation, unless the visible fugitive air contaminants from the coke do not exceed 10% opacity.


   The provisions of this §  129.15 adopted August 12, 1977, effective August 29, 1977, except subsections (a) and (e) effective December 31, 1977; corrected June 1, 1979, effective December 31, 1977, 9 Pa.B. 1756. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (35392).

Cross References

   This section cited 25 Pa. Code §  123.1 (relating to prohibition of certain fugitive emissions).

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