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Letter from Highsmith to Caldwell

Department of Environmental Protection
South District
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3881
Lawton Chiles,

Virginia B. Wetherell

April 2, 1997

Mr. Ernie Caldwell
Jack M. Berry Inc.
P. 0. Box 459
LaBelle, FL 33975

Dear Ernie:

Enclosed are our comments for next week's discussion on achieving the minimum requirements during the development of the Comprehensive Operating Permit (COP). Our comments are based on our review of the draft for Chapter 10 (General Plant Maintenance); however, our comments should also provide a framework for the core teams' effort to establish other sections within the COP that distinguish levels of responsibility for certain procedures or non-procedural aspects from basic operating procedures.

The comments are structured by program [e.g., drinking water, air, etc.] with five basic
components to distinguish the level of responsibility and to provide the elements for the scope and basis for the permit: Applicable Statutes and Rules, Basis/Scope, Limitations, Operator and Responsible Party Procedures. As discussed in our last meeting, a rule/statute citation for each requirement is provided to assist you with the assimilation of these compliance items and other pertinent information into the COP.

I look forward to our meeting on April 9th and 10th at your facility in LaBelle at 9 AM. Please call me at [941] 332-6975 if you have questions on this matter.


Margaret F. Highsmith
Acting Director

cc: Jacki McGorty
Pat Comer
Michelle Glenn
Terrie Bates

"Protect, Conserve and Manage Florida's Environment and Natural Resources"

The following comments reflect minimum requirements from Florida Statutes and Administrative Code that should be represented in the Comprehensive Operating Permit [COP] as basis for the operation permit [scope], pollutant limitations and procedures to comply with our environmental laws/rules. These comments are based on our review of the draft COP, Chapter 10, General Plant Maintenance, Consumptive Water Use, Waste and Wastewater Management Sections, November 1996 version.

Drinking Water

Applicable statutes and rules:
Chapter 403.850 - 403.864, F.S.
Chapters 62-550, 62-555, 62-560, and 62-699 F.A.C.
40 CFR 141 as adopted by 62-555, F.A.C.

Certified Operation Personnel

NSF Certifications

Sampling and monitoring plan

Minimum disinfection

Minimum distribution system pressure

Maximum Contaminant Levels [MCLs]

Lead-free installations

No cross-connects

Corrosion Control

Procedures for Operators:
Minimum disinfection requirements through daily tests of free
chlorine residual

20 psig daily check for distribution system

Sampling and monitoring of drinking water

Corrective plan if MCLs are exceeded

Installations/Repairs for drinking water system to remain

Corrosion control

Records and logs maintenance

Service start-up, alterations, discontinuing use of
purification or protection provisions with DEP approval

Routine and preventive maintenance

Admitting DEP employees to enter, inspect and sample

F.A C. 62-699.310 and .311

F.A.C. 62-555.320(3)

F.A.C. 62-550 and
40 CFR 141.

F.A.C. 62-550.518(4)

F.A.C. 62-555.350

F.A.C. 62-550 Part III

F.A.C. 62-555.322

F.A.C. 62-555.360

40 CFR 141 Subpart I

F.A.C. 62-555.910(3)

F.A.C. 62-555.350

F.A.C. 62-550 Part V

F.A.C. 62-560(1)(h)

F.A.C. 62-555.322

40 CFR 141 adopted by 62-555, F.A.C.

F.A.C. 62-550,Part VII
and 40 CFR 141.

F.A.C. 62-555.340, 62-555.345 and

F.A.C. 62-555.350

F.S. 403.091 and .858

Procedures for CompanylResponsible Party:
Certified Personnel

Sampling and monitoring plan

Public Notices

Report and Notifications

Applications for modifications to permit

NSF certifications

Well surveys, as needed

F.A.C. 62-699

F.A.C. 62-550

F.A.C. 62-560, Part IV

F.A.C. 62-550, Part VII
and 62-555.350, and
40 CFR 141

F.A.C. 62-555.520

F.A.C. 62-555.350(3)

F.A.C. 62-555.315(3)

Industrial Wastewater

Applicable statutes and rules:
Chapter 403, F.S. Chapters 62-4, 62-160, 62-522,
62-620, 62-660

Sampling and analysis plan

Part II Groundwater monitoring plan

Contingency plan for wastewater management

Treatment levels & Capacity

Procedures for Operators:
Effluent and groundwater sampling and analysis

Contingency plan implementation

Records and logs maintenance

Routine and planned maintenance for collection and treatment

Procedures for CompanylResponsible Party:
Sampling and analysis plan development and approval

Groundwater monitoring plan development and approval

Contingency plan development and approval

F.A.C. 62-160

F.A.C. 62-522

F.A.C. 620620.610 (22)

F.A.C. 62-522.300
F.A.C. 62-660 (1) (o)

F.A.C. 62-160 Parts IV & V

F.A.C. 62-620.610

F.A.C. 62-160 Part VI

F.A.C. 62-620.310(9)

F.A.C. 62-160, Part II

F.A.C. 62-62-522

F.A.C. 62-620.610(22)

Waste Management

Applicable statutes and rules:
Chapters 403 and 376, F.S.
Chapter 62-730 adopts by reference 40 CFR 260-266, 268, 273, 270, 124
62-710 adopts by reference 40 CFR 279. 40 CFR 271 and 272
62-761 and 62-762 adopts by reference 40 CFR 280 and 281.
F.A.C. Rules 62-767
F.A.C. Rules 62-737

Management Plan

Status : The facility is considered to be an small quantity generator (SQG) based on inspection of the quantity of hazardous waste generated at the facility and its contiguous property which includes the plant and repair areas.

The generator is responsible for determining if its a waste is solid waste, hazardous waste or exempt.

Registrations: Storage tanks, used oil management

List of wastes generated/used:
See previous inspection reports.

Criteria for determining waste generation, management: Generators are responsible for conducting waste determinations on all solid waste generated at its facility. This would include Identifying list wastes (F, U, P) and wastes failing TCLP. The volume of hazardous waste generated monthly, determines the classification of generator (CESQG, SQG, LQG)

BCP-WGM-01.05: The plan needs to define "regulated', solid or hazardous

Threshold limits

TSCA - ballasts and transformer oils

Procedures for Operators:
Follow guidelines for exempt/regulated wastes.

Regulated light bulbs and their disposal


Solid waste management versus hazardous waste management procedures

Used Oil management, including potentially contaminated used oil [mixed waste]

40 CFR 262.34, 40 CFR 265

40 CFR 262

40 CFR 262.11

40 CFR 279, F.A.C. 62-710,761,762

See above applicable 40 CFR references

40 CFR 261 and 262

40 CFR 262.11, 40 CFR 268

TCLP and 40 CFR 268

40 CFR 700-789

See above applicable statutes and rules.

F.A.C. Rule 62-737, 40 CFR 262.11, 40
CRF 268

40 CFR 266,273,279,740 and F.A.C. Rule
62-710, 62-737

F.A.C. Rules 62-730 and 62-701

40 CFR 279, 266, and 268 and F.A.C. Rules
62-710 and 62-730

Drum management

Manifest management

Used Vendor Drum disposal

Safety Plan

Rinsate management and avoidance of generating rinsate

Used absorbent disposal

Waste Paint Disposal

Procedures for CompanylResponsible Party:
Contingency Plan

Safety Plan

Registrations - storage tanks, used oil management

Reporting and Notifications

F.A.C. Rule 62-730.160, 40 CFR 262
Subpart C, 40 CFR 265 Subpart I

F.A.C. Rule 62-730.160. 4- CFR 262 Subpart B + D, 40 CFR 268 62-710, 40 CFR 279

F.A.C. Rule 62-701, 40 CFR 261.7, 40 CFR

40 CFR 262.34

F.A.C. Rule 62-730,262.11

40 CFR 262.11, 40 CFR 279, F.A.C. Rule
62-710, 62-730, 40 CFR 268

40 CFR 262,.11, 40 CFR 268, F.A.C. Rules
62-701 and 62-730

40 CFR 265 Subpart D, 40 CFR 262.34

40 CFR 262.34

40 CFR 279, F.A.C. 62-710,761,762

265.56, 262 B + D, Storage tanks, used oil

40 CFR 262.34


Applicable Statutes and Rules:


State Chapters Implementation Plan

Stationary Chapters Sources - General Requirements

Operation Permits for Major Sources of Air Pollution Stationary Sources - Emission Standards

Stationary Sources - Emission Monitoring

Small boilers(>10 <100 MMBtu/hr)

Chapter 40 CFR 68 Risk Management Programs
Chapter 403, FS

Chapters 62-4 F.A.C.

Chapters 62-204 F.A.C.

Chapters 62-210 F.A.C.

Chapters 62-213 F.A.C.
Chapters 62-296 F.A.C.

Chapters 62-297 F.A.C.

40 CFR 60 Subpart Dc

40 CFR §60.13 continuous Opacity
CAA Section 112(r)for Chemical Accidental
Release Prevention

Record Keeping

Visual emissions observations

COM System O and M

Annual Test Program

Limit on hours of operation

Limit on gallons and type of fuel burned

Limit on fuel sulfur content

Limit on particulate emissions

Limit on NOx emissions

Limit on visual emissions

Procedures for Operators:
Boilers No.1 & No. 2

Record hours of operation
Record fuel usage
Visual observation of emissions

Boiler No. 3
Record hours of operation
Record fuel usage

Daily zero and span check
on COM

Report maximum high 6 minute
average for day

Enter date, time and signature
on COM strip chart.

62-4.160(14) & 62-213.440(i)(b), F.A.C.

As per applicant request

40 CFR §60.13 & 62-297.520, F.A.C.

62-297.310(7). F.A.C.

As per pemit application

As per permit application

BACT/RACT determination

62-296, F.A.C.

62-296, F.A.C.

62-296, F.A.C.

62-296.570(4), F.A.C.

62-296.570(4). F.A.C.

As per applicant request

62-296.570(4), F.A.C.
62-296.570(4). F.A.C.

40 CFR §_0.13 & 62-297.520, F.A.C.

40 CFR §_0.1 3 & 62-297.520, F.A.C.

40 CFR §_0.13 & 62-297.520, F.A.C.

Feed Mill

Check black water level

Record hours of operation

Record fuel usage

Visual observation of emissions

Lime Silo

Visual observation of emissions

Procedures for CompanylResponsible Party:
Annual compliance test as per existing permits

Annual Operating report

Retain all records for 5 years

Records of fuel analysis (from vendor)

Records of fuel usage

As per operating procedure

62-296.570(4). F.A.C.

62-296.570(4), F.A.C.

As per applicant request

As per applicant request

62-297.310(7)(a)4, F.A.C.

62-210.370(3), F.A.C.

62-213.440(1)(b)2.b., F:A.C.

62-297.310(7)(c), F.A.C., 40 CFR
§_0.42c(h) & 40 CFR §_0.48c(f)

62-296.570(4), F.A.C.

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