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Textile Operations

A textile operation may be eligible for one of the two general permits if the facility conducts any of the following:

  • staple fibers and filaments suitable for conversion to or use as yarns, or for the preparation of woven, knit, or nonwoven fabrics;
  • yarns made from natural or manufactured fiber;
  • fabrics and other manufactured products made from staple fibers and filaments and from yarn; and/or
  • garments and other articles fabricated from fibers, yarns, or fabrics.

Facilities may be comprised of the following:

  • fuel combustion sources;
  • greige operations;
  • dyeing, finishing, printing and coating operations;
  • slashing operations; and/or
  • storage vessels and tanks.

The following sources are exempt based on SC Regulation 61-62.1, Section II.B and do not have to request an exemption for installation:

  • commercial air conditioning units or air wash systems collecting dust from spinning and textile operations;
  • storage silos for solid sizing material, which are loaded/unloaded by closed transfers;
  • lab scale fabric finishing and testing operations used for the purposes of research and development and/or quality control only; and
  • filters located on vacuum or collection systems that collect fiber dust from textile operations (Abington systems).

List of Textile Operationc currently covered by a General Permit

Criteria

General State Operating Permit

  • Stationary combustion sources at the facility must be fired on natural gas, propane, virgin fuel oil (sulfur content equal to or less than 0.5% by weight), biodiesel that meets ASTM D-6751 or used spec oil as defined in S. C. Regulation 61-62.1, Section I.
  • The maximum capacity of any individual boiler on-site is limited to 100 million BTU/hr heat input capacity.
  • Facilities subject to 40 CFR 60 Subpart VVV shall use less than 90 Mg/yr of VOC.

General Conditional Major Operating Permit

  • Stationary combustion sources at the facility must be fired on natural gas, propane, virgin fuel oil (sulfur content equal to or less than 2.1% by weight), biodiesel that meets ASTM D-6751 or used spec oil as defined in S. C. Regulation 61-62.1, Section I.
  • The maximum capacity of any individual boiler on-site is limited to 100 million BTU/hr heat input capacity.
  • Facilities subject to 40 CFR 60 Subpart VVV shall use less than 90 Mg/yr of VOC.

How Do I Apply for the General Permits?

In order to request coverage under the General State Operating Permit or the General Conditional major Operating Permit download, complete, and submit the State Operating and Conditional Major Permit Renewal Application below. Check the General Operating Permit box and indicate the "Type" as follows:

  • If the potential uncontrolled emissions are below the major source thresholds indicate General State Operating for Textile.
  • If the potential uncontrolled emissions are above the major source thresholds indicate General Conditional Major for Textile.

Application/Forms:

Emission Estimator Tools:

Copy of the Permits:

General State Operating Permit for Textile Operations

General Conditional Major Operating Permit for Textile Operations

**Note that these copies are provided for use by facilities that have already been granted coverage by the Bureau. Download and use of these permits does not constitute coverage.**

Reporting Tools:

  • Textile Record Keeping Worksheet: Calculates 12 month rolling sum totals for VOC and HAP emissions from sizing and finishing and as well as SO2 and NOx emissions from fuel combustion.

Additional Resources:

For more information please contact:
Mareesa Singleton - (803) 898-4113