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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 106PERMITS BY RULE
SUBCHAPTER MMETALLURGY
RULE §106.321Metal Melting and Holding Furnaces

Metal melting and holding furnaces as specified in this section are permitted by rule.

  (1) crucible furnaces, pot furnaces, or induction furnaces with a holding capacity of 1,000 pounds or less, with the following limitations:

    (A) no smelting, reduction, sweating, metal separation, or distilling is conducted;

    (B) in ferrous melting furnaces where gray iron or steel is melted:

      (i) ductile iron is produced only when emissions are captured by a vent hood and filtered or within a crucible with a lid which allows no visible emissions; and

      (ii) the furnace charge is free of oil, grease, and paint;

    (C) in nonferrous melting furnaces, only the following metals are melted, poured, or held in a molten state:

      (i) aluminum or any alloy containing over 50% aluminum;

      (ii) magnesium or any alloy containing over 50% magnesium;

      (iii) tin or any alloy containing over 50% tin;

      (iv) zinc or any alloy containing over 50% zinc;

      (v) copper, brass, or bronze; or

      (vi) precious metals;

    (D) no lead, leaded brass, leaded bronze, or manganese bronze is melted, poured, or held in a molten state;

  (2) aluminum melting or holding furnaces with a holding capacity of 2,000 pounds or less that melt only clean aluminum ingots or pigs and in which no refining, smelting, metal separation, sweating, distilling, or fluxing with chlorine bearing gases is performed.


Source Note: The provisions of this §106.321 adopted to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2439; amended to be effective July 8, 1998, 23 TexReg 6966; amended to be effective September 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 8653

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