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OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER III. AIR RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER A. PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF AIR CONTAMINATION AND AIR POLLUTION
PART 225. FUEL COMPOSITION AND USE
SUBPART 225-1. FUEL COMPOSITION AND USE—SULFUR LIMITATIONS
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225-1.2 Sulfur-in-fuel limitations.
No person will sell, offer for sale, purchase, or fire any fuel which exceeds the sulfur-in-fuel limitations of this section, except as provided in section 225-1.3 or 225-1.4 of this Subpart. For the purposes of this Subpart liquid bio-fuels, other than waste oils, will be required to meet the sulfur-in-fuel standards of either number two heating oil or distillate oil.
(a) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation(s) that fire(s) coal and has a total heat input greater than 250 million Btu per hour, where an application for a permit was received by the department after March 15, 1973, and the stationary combustion installation is not located in New York City or Nassau, Rockland or Westchester Counties, are limited to the firing of coal with 0.60 pound of sulfur per million Btu gross heat content or less. If two or more emission sources are connected to a common air cleaning device and/or emission point, the total heat input for such emission point is the sum of the total heat input of all emission sources which are operated simultaneously and connected to the common air cleaning device and/or emission point.
(b) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires either solid fuels or oil are limited to the firing of solid fuels or oil with a sulfur content listed in the table below through June 30, 2014:
Liquid fuel (percent sulfur by weight)
AreaResidualDistillate*Solid fuel (pounds of sulfur per million Btu gross heat content)
New York City0.300.200.2 MAX
Nassau, Rockland and
Westchester Counties0.370.370.2 MAX
Suffolk County:
Towns of Babylon,
Brookhaven, Huntington,
Islip and Smith Town1.001.000.6 MAX
Erie County:
City of Lackawanna and South Buffalo**1.101.101.7 MAX and 1.4 AVG***
Niagara County and remainder of Erie County1.501.501.7 MAX and 1.4 AVG***
Remainder of State1.501.502.5 MAX, 1.9 AVG***, and 1.7 AVG (ANNUAL)****
* Except for number two heating oil as stated in subdivision (f) of this section.
** South Buffalo is defined as the area in the City of Buffalo south of a line from the intersection of IR 190 and Route 5 and proceeding east along IR 190 to the city limit.
*** Averages are computed for each emission source by dividing the total sulfur content by the total gross heat content of all solid fuel received during any consecutive three-month period.
**** Annual averages are computed for each emission source by dividing the total sulfur content by the total gross heat content of all solid fuel received during any consecutive 12-month period.
(c) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires solid fuels are limited to the firing of solid fuel with a sulfur content listed in the table below on or after July 1, 2014:
AreaSolid fuel (pounds of sulfur per million Btu gross heat content)
New York City0.2 MAX
Nassau, Rockland and Westchester Counties0.2 MAX
Suffolk County: Towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smith Town0.6 MAX
Erie and Niagara Counties1.7 MAX, 1.4 AVG*
Remainder of State2.5 MAX, 1.9 AVG*, and 1.7 AVG (ANNUAL)**
* Averages are computed for each emission source by dividing the total sulfur content by the total gross heat content of all solid fuel received during any consecutive three-month period.
** Annual averages are computed for each emission source by dividing the total sulfur content by the total gross heat content of all solid fuel received during any consecutive 12-month period.
(d) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires residual oil are limited to the firing of residual oil with a sulfur content listed in the table below on or after July 1, 2014:
AreaResidual oil (percent sulfur by weight)
New York City0.30
Nassau, Rockland and Westchester Counties0.37
(e) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires residual oil are limited to the purchase of residual oil with a sulfur content listed in the table below on or after July 1, 2014, and are limited to the firing of residual oil with a sulfur content listed in the table below on or after July 1, 2016:
AreaResidual oil (percent sulfur by weight)
Suffolk County: Towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smith Town0.50
Erie and Niagara Counties0.50
Remainder of State0.50
(f) Owners and/or operators of commercial, industrial, or residential emission sources that fire number two heating oil on or after July 1, 2012 are limited to the purchase of number two heating oil with 0.0015 percent sulfur by weight or less.
(g) Owners and/or operators of a stationary combustion installation that fires distillate oil other than number two heating oil are limited to the purchase of distillate oil with 0.0015 percent sulfur by weight or less on or after July 1, 2014.
(h) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires distillate oil including number two heating oil are limited to the firing of distillate oil with 0.0015 percent sulfur by weight or less on or after July 1, 2016.
(i) Owners and/or operators of any stationary combustion installation that fires waste oil on or after July 1, 2014 are limited to the firing of waste oil with 0.75 percent sulfur by weight or less.
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Current through September 30, 2019
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