As a result of having examined the soot discharge actual situation pertaining to reformer for hydrogen production targeted for regulation of the Air Pollution Control Act in Ministry of the Environment, we will take measures such as planning relaxation of the measurement frequency of soot and dust and soot levels pertaining to nitrogen oxide this time about the facility concerned.
In addition, departmental order to revise a part of the Air Pollution Control Act enforcement regulations about thing or these which clarified standard to use for evaluation of periodical result of a measurement about discharge of mercury was promulgated on Friday, January 6, 2017.
Deregulation measures pertaining to reformer for 1 hydrogen production
(1) Relaxation (revision of Air Pollution Control Act enforcement regulations Article 15 Paragraph 1 (1971 Ministry of Health and Welfare, trade and industry departmental order first)) of the measurement frequency of soot
It is reformer of steam reforming method, and the measurement frequency of soot pertaining to facility (thing using only gas-formed fuel and raw materials is best.) with less than 1,000 cubic meters an hour in ability for production of hydrogen in bottom of temperature zero degree and pressure 1 standard atmosphere is changed as follows.
(1) About soot and dust, "that is all at the measurement frequency regardless of quantity of exhaust gas once in five years"
(2) Also, "that is all at the measurement frequency regardless of quantity of exhaust gas once in five years" regardless of whether specific factories are installed in (constant size in regulation on total amount area or more factories, workplaces) about nitrogen oxide
(2) Change (procession of notice of Ministry of the Environment water, atmosphere environment chief of the bureau) of heavy oil conversion method
Because calorific value of fuel is very small, about reformer for small facility (thing using only gas as fuel and raw materials) preparing hydrogen by the steam reforming method and fuel cell, we are changed from method that be accompanied on August 25, 1971, and showed heavy oil conversion method pertaining to ability for combustion of fuel of burner to (the Ministry of the Environment Air Quality Bureau long notice addressed to prefectural governors, the cabinet ordinance mayor) about "the enforcement of law to revise a part of the Air Pollution Control Act" ring University plan No. 5 to method by the following conversion type.
10 liters of heavy oil is equivalent to gas fuel 16m3.
(after the change)
Ability for combustion (m3N/h). of quantity of heavy oil conversion (L/h) = conversion factor X gaseous fuel
Calorific value (kJ/L). of calorific value (kJ/m3N)/ heavy oil of conversion factor = gaseous fuel
But it is decided that calorific value of top-type gaseous fuel uses total calorific value and assumes calorific value of heavy oil 40,000kJ/L.
Clarification of standard to use for evaluation of periodical result of a measurement about 2 mercury discharge
Contents of 12 No. 3 of revised departmental order Article 16 are changed as follows to clarify what we measure again when we exceed effluent standard applied to just existing facility in the case of existing facility because there is room to enable interpretation that we evaluate result of a measurement based on "effluent standard to advocate to 3 undermentioned columns of the separate table third" namely effluent standard applied to facility installed newly about conduct of the re-measurement in existing facility.
What "we measure again when results of the periodical measurement exceed effluent standard to advocate to 3 undermentioned columns of the separate table third"
(after the change)
"Measuring again when result of the periodical measurement is beyond effluent standard prescribed in 11 of revised departmental order Article 16"
3. The revised enforcement effective date of regulations (deregulation measures relations)
The departmental order promulgation, enforcement day: January 6, 2017
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