TEXAS - SUBCHAPTER T : SURFACE PREPARATION §§106.451 - 106.454
Effective November 1, 2001
§106.451. Wet Blast Cleaning.
Blast cleaning equipment using a suspension of abrasives in water is permitted by rule.
Adopted August 9, 2000 Effective September 4, 2000
§106.452. Dry Abrasive Cleaning.
Any abrasive cleaning operation that will satisfy paragraph (1) or (2) of this section is permitted by rule:
(1) enclosed abrasive cleaning:
(A) the particulate matter emissions are evacuated through a fabric filterwith a maximum filtering velocity of 4.0 feet per minute (ft/min) with mechanical cleaning or 7.0 ft/min with air cleaning;
(B) there are no visible fugitive emissions from the facility.
(2) Outside blast cleaning:
(A) abrasive usage rate shall not exceed 150 tons per year, 15 tons per month, and one ton per day;
(B) the blast cleaning is performed at least 500 feet from any recreational area or residence or other structure not occupied or used solely by the owner of the facility or the owner of the property upon which the facility is located;
(C) records shall be maintained of operating hours and abrasive material usage;
(D) before construction begins, the facility is registered with the commission’s Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration in Austin using Form PI-7;
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs), also known as Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards