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Rule 22 Miscellaneous processes

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Rule 22 Miscellaneous processes

Updated 3 July 2015 12:53pm

Notwithstanding any provisions in Rules 1-21, the discharge of contaminants into air in connection with any industrial or trade processes associated with:

(1)vehicle engine maintenance and servicing.

(2)dry cleaning;

(3)laboratory fume cupboards;

(4)tunnels and car parks;

(5)welding;

(6)spray painting of roads and bridges;

(7)road construction and paving activities (including reconstruction), other than the manufacture of hot-mix asphalt paving mixes, including moveable asphalt plants, and the remediation of asphalt surfaces ("tar burning" [which is prohibited by subclause 8 of the regulations of the National Environmental Standards for air quality ]); and/or

(8)incidental equipment and compressor stations necessary for the operation of natural gas transmission pipe lines;

is a Permitted Activity, provided it complies with the conditions below.

Conditions

The person(s) responsible for the activity shall ensure that:

(i)there is no discharge of particulate matter, smoke, odour, gas, aerosols or vapours from the process, which is noxious, dangerous, offensive or objectionable at or beyond the boundary of the property.

Explanation:Rule 22 covers some specified discharges from processes or activities not explicitly covered by Rule 1-21. Rule 22 relates to discharges to air from industrial and trade premises only. Those activities listed in Rule 22 are permitted as long as they comply with the two conditions. These activities are permitted regardless of any of the provisions in Rules 1-21.

Discharges to air from the manufacture of hot-mix asphalt paving mixes, including moveable asphalt plants, and the remediation of asphalt surfaces ("tar burning") are discretionary activities under Rule 23, because they are specifically excluded from Rule 19.

Note: "tar burning" is prohibited by subclause 8 of the regulations of the National Environmental Standards for air quality.