DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

Division of Air and Waste Management

Statutory Authority: 7 Delaware Code, Chapter 60, (7 Del.C. Ch. 60)

PROPOSED

1108 Sulfur Dioxide Emissions From Fuel Burning Equipment

Regulation No. 8 1108 Sulfur Dioxide Emissions From Fuel Burning Equipment

12/08/1983

Section 1 –

1.0 General Provisions

1.1 The emission of sulfur dioxide from fuel burning equipment shall be controlled to a limit that shall meet the ambient air quality requirements.

1.2 The provisions of this Rregulation shall not apply to the start-up and shutdown of equipment which operates continuously or in an extended steady state when emissions from such equipment during start-up and shutdown are governed by an operation permit issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 2, Regulation No. 2 2.0 of 7 DE Admin. Code 1102.

1.3 This regulation shall not apply to fuels used in fluid coking or catalyst regeneration.

1.4 This regulation shall not apply to fuels used by watercraft.

05/09/1985

Section 2 –

2.0 Limit on Sulfur Content of Fuel

2.1 Except as provided in Section 2.2 of this regulation, no person shall offer for sale, sell, deliver, or purchase any fuel having a sulfur content greater than one (1.0) percent 1.0% by weight when such fuel is intended for use in any fuel burning equipment in New Castle County. No person shall use any fuel having a sulfur content greater than one (1.0) percent 1.0% by weight in any fuel burning equipment in New Castle County.

2.2 No person shall offer for sale, sell, deliver or purchase, or use in any fuel burning equipment, distillate fuel oil having a sulfur content greater than 0.3 percent % by weight.

2.3 Oil Sampling Method - Oil samples shall be obtained using proper American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods or alternative methods approved by the Department.

2.4 Sulfur concentrations of residual and distillate fuels shall be determined by the x-ray absorption and/or the Parr oxygen bomb technique.

05/09/1985

Section 3 –

3.0 Emission Control in Lieu of Sulfur Content Limits of Section 2.0 of This Regulation

3.1 The limits on sulfur content established by Section 2 2.0 of this regulation shall not apply to any fuel burning equipment employing emission control which limits sulfur dioxide emission to that which would result from burning, without emission control, a fuel permitted by Section 2 2.0 of this regulation. In order to employ an emission control rather than sulfur content limits as a means of complying with this Regulation, an owner or operator of fuel burning equipment must demonstrate to the Department in advance that the equivalent emission will be achieved.

12 DE Reg. 29 (07/01/08) (Prop.)