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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 106PERMITS BY RULE
SUBCHAPTER EAGGREGATE AND PAVEMENT
RULE §106.145Bulk Sand Handling

All oil well servicing bulk sand handling facilities that operate according to the following conditions of this section are permitted by rule.

  (1) All sand shall be prewashed.

  (2) All handling of sand shall be mechanical or, if conveyed pneumatically, the conveying air shall be vented to the atmosphere through a fabric filter(s) having a maximum filtering velocity of 4.0 feet per minute (ft/min) with mechanical cleaning or 7.0 ft/min with air cleaning.

  (3) All permanent in-plant roads and vehicle work areas shall be watered, treated with dust-suppressant chemicals, oiled, or paved and cleaned as necessary to achieve maximum control of dust emissions.

  (4) The facility (including associated stationary equipment and stockpiles) shall be located at least 300 feet from any recreational area, school, residence, or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner of the property upon which the facility is located.

  (5) Before construction begins, the owner or operator shall file with the commission's Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration in Austin a completed Form PI-7 and supporting documentation demonstrating that all of the requirements of the permit by rule will be met.


Source Note: The provisions of this §106.145 adopted to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2439; amended to be effective September 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 8653

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