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(1) An application must contain a general description of operation and maintenance of the proposed facility under normal conditions, including types and scheduling of expected maintenance and inspections.

(2) An application must contain a discussion of the ability of the proposed facility to withstand possible destructive natural phenomena such as earthquakes, floods, and accidents; equipment malfunction or failure; a description of structural problems, and safety problems, or adverse environmental effects that may result from facility failure due to natural phenomena or accidents, and design features that will be incorporated or contingency measures that will be taken to reduce the problems.

(3) An application must discuss the environmental effects, if any, of operating the facility at less than full capacity, including effects on the operation of associated facilities and the resulting effects on air and water quality due to changes in the levels or composition of emissions and waste streams.

(4) An application must contain a descriptive analysis of materials such as air, water, coal and chemical compounds that would flow into the proposed facility, including an analysis of fuel materials used for start-up of the facility.   The analysis must include at least the following:

(a) consumption rate;

(b) detailed chemical and radiological content of all input materials;

(c) heat content of fuel materials; and

(d) material and energy flow diagrams, including heat and radiant energy flows, to illustrate the path of major materials through the facility, qualitatively and quantitatively.

(5) An application must contain a qualitative and quantitative analysis of all materials that are projected to flow out of the facility.   The analysis must include detailed chemical content of all output material based on the best information available, including material with radiological content.   The method of using, treating, dispersing and disposing of materials in each of the following categories shall be discussed, including the method of monitoring the use, treatment, dispersal, disposal and ultimate reclamation of waste sites, as applicable, for each of the following categories:

(a) products and by-products such as gas and hydrocarbon liquid;

(b) waste materials, including gases, liquids, and solids;

(c) energy forms such as heat that escape during processing;

(d) for coal conversion facilities which are proposed to produce more than one major product, the capability for alternative fuels production or capacity to alter the product mix of facility output; and

(e) for associated powerlines and pipelines, a description meeting the requirements of ARM 17.20.1512.

(6) An application must contain an estimate of the on-line life of the facility and the projected operating capacity during the on-line life.


History: 75-20-105, MCA; IMP, 75-20-211, 75-20-503, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1844, Eff. 12/28/84; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2410, Eff. 12/7/01.

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