Textile Greige Operations
The Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ) develops and issues general permits for similar sources.
Advantages to General Permits
- A standardized permit providing consistency
- Simplified application and permit issuance
- General permits are issued without an additional individual public notice and comment period
- Pre-determined equipment and emission limit for specific Permit categories
Existing permitted sources may request coverage under a general permit if the permit criteria are met. BAQ grants the general permit to facilities certifying qualification for and agreeing to the conditions and terms of the general permit.
Below is a description of each of the general permits, a link to the list of the current facilities that have been granted coverage of each general permit, a copy of each general permit, and the associated criteria, forms, and other information for each general permit.
A textile greige facility may be eligible for a general permit if they only operate textile greige operations (no finishing of greige fabric takes place), and it is comprised of:
- one or more fuel combustion sources (including boilers, emergency generators, and non-emergency generators);
- non-finishing greige operations;
- slashing operations;
- sizing storage vessels;
- fuel storage tanks;
- non-halogenated solvent parts washers;
- vacuum filtrations systems; and
- air washer systems.
If the operations covered by construction permits are located in one of the eight coastal counties of the Coastal Zone under DHEC-OCRM's jurisdiction (Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Jasper), then a coastal zone consistency certification may be required.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.