Air Toxics Notebook
Portland Cement Manufacturing -  Subpart LLL

Applicability: eCFR Subpart LLL [ecfr.gov]

This subpart applies to portland cement plants that are Major or Area Sources* of HAPs.
    Affected sources:
    1. Kilns
      • Includes alkali bypasses and inline coal mills.
      • Does not include kilns that burn hazardous waste and are subject to NESHAP EEE.
    2. Clinker coolers
    3. Raw mills
    4. Finish mills
    5. Raw material dryers
    6. Open clinker storage piles
    7. Major Sources only:
      • Raw material, clinker, or finished product storage bins
      • Conveying system transfer points
      • Bagging and bulk loading/unloading systems

*Major Sources emit or have the potential to emit:
  • > 10 tons per year of any single HAP, or
  • > 25 tons per year of combined HAPs.
  • Area Sources emit less than Major Sources.
Rules apply to small, area sources? Yes
Known Sources in NDEQ Jurisdiction:
Date of Original Final Rule: 6/14/99
Amendments Dates: 02/12/2013 - 78 FR 10006 - Final Rule
07/18/2012 - 77 FR 42368 - Proposed Rule
01/18/2011 - 76 FR 2832 - Direct final & proposal - clarification & correction
09/09/2010 - 75 FR 54970 - Final rule - standards for Hg, HCL, THC, & PM
12/20/2006 - 71 FR 76553 - Final rule
12/06/2002 - 67 FR 72580 - Final rule
07/05/2002 - 67 FR 44769 - Corrections
07/02/2002 - 67 FR 44371 - Final rule; partial withdrawal
04/05/2002 - 67 FR 16624 - Proposed rule; and final rule
State Regulations (Title 129): Title 129, Chapter 28, Section 001.42
Federal Regulations: 40 CFR 63.1340
Related Rules:

NSPS – 40 CFR Part 60

Subpart F – Portland Cement Plants
Regulations and Federal Registers:
    eCFR Subpart LLL [ecfr.gov]

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2013-02-12 - Final Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2012-07-18 - Proposed Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2012-05-08 - Proposed Settlement Agreement.pdf)
    The settlement agreement requires EPA to repropose the rule by 6/15/12, extend the compliance date for existing sources, and issue a final rule by 12/20/12.

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2011-05-17 - Reconsideration.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2011-01-18 - Direct Final Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2010-09-09 - Final Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2009-03-06 - Proposed Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2006-12-20 - Final Rule.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 2002-04-05 - Direct Final Rule and Amendments.pdf)

    (See attached file: 3L - Fed. Reg. 1999-06-14 - Final Rule.pdf)

SizeFile Name
772 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2013-02-12 - Final Rule.pdf
679 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2012-07-18 - Proposed Rule.pdf
204 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2012-05-08 - Proposed Settlement Agreement.pdf
210 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2011-05-17 - Reconsideration.pdf
75 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2011-01-18 - Direct Final Rule.pdf
1,262 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2010-09-09 - Final Rule.pdf
1,073 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2009-03-06 - Proposed Rule.pdf
330 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2006-12-20 - Final Rule.pdf
201 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 2002-04-05 - Direct Final Rule and Amendments.pdf
852 KB 3L - Fed. Reg. 1999-06-14 - Final Rule.pdf
Forms:
Important Dates: Source Classification
  • Existing Source = commenced construction or reconstruction on or before May 6, 2009
  • New Source = commenced construction or reconstruction after May 6, 2009
    Initial Notification
    • Existing Sources = Sep 9, 2015
      • Compliance date for open clinker pile requirements is Feb 12, 2014.
    • New Sources = Feb 12, 2013 or upon startup, whichever is later.
    Notice of Intent to Test
    • 60 days prior to test
    Compliance Status Notification
    • Required to test = 60 days after test
    • No test, but opacity or visible emissions observation required = 30 days after observation
    Compliance Reports
    • Semiannual
    • 30 days following end of calendar half

FAQs, Fact Sheets, and Rule Summaries: Rule Flowchart - Texas CEQ [tceq.state.tx.us]

EPA's Subpart LLL Website [epa.gov] - contains federal register notices and technical information

Presentations, Training and Articles: (See attached file: 3L - EPA Training 2005 handouts.pdf)
SizeFile Name
7,555 KB 3L - EPA Training 2005 handouts.pdf
Other Information and Resources:
Notes:
Page Last Updated: 6/13/13