NORTHERN SIERRA AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 523 - PORTABLE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION
(Adopted: September 13, 1995; Readopted: September 11, 1996)
PORTABLE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION
PART 2.0 APPLICABILITY
2.1 Confined Abrasive Blasting
2.2 Portland Concrete Batch Plants
2.3 Spark Ignition, or Diesel-fired Piston Type Internal Combustion Engines, Except for Marine Dredges
2.4 Sand and Gravel Screening, Rock Crushing, and Unheated Pavement Crushing and Recycling Operations.
2.5 Unconfined Abrasive Blasting.
PART 3.0 DEFINITIONS
PART 4.0 REGISTRATION PROCESS
PART 5.0 SOURCE CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Confined Abrasive Blasting
5.2 Concrete Batch Plants
5.3 Diesel-fired Piston Type Internal Combustion Engines
5.4 Sand and Gravel Screening, Rock Crushing, and Unheated Pavement Crushing and Recycling Operations.
5.5 Unconfined Abrasive Blasting Operations
5.6 Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines
PART 6.0 GENERAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS
6.3 Requirements for Rental Equipment
PART 7.0 TESTING REQUIREMENTS
PART 8.0 PROHIBITIONS
PART 9.0 FEES
PART 10.0 IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE
PART 11.0 TERM
PORTABLE EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION
Adopted: September 13, 1995; Readopted: September 11, 1996
The purpose of this rule is to provide an administrative mechanism, and establish standards for registration of certain portable emissions units for operation at participating districts throughout the state of California. The Districts may update, through rulemaking, the emissions standards for new emissions units as more effective control technology becomes available.
Nothing in this rule shall be construed as requiring registration for an emissions unit which otherwise is exempt from the District's permit requirements (Rule 402- Permit Exemptions). Emissions units used in conjunction with the following portable equipment source categories shall be eligible for registration under the provisions of this rule:
|2.1||Confined abrasive blasting|
|2.2||Portland concrete batch plants|
Spark Ignition, or diesel-fired piston-type internal combustion engines, except for marine dredges, used in conjunction with the following types of operations:
2.3.1 Well drilling, service, or workover rigs;
2.3.2 Power Generation (excluding cogeneration);
2.3.5 Pile Drivers;
2.3.7 Cranes; and
|2.4||Sand and gravel screening, rock crushing, and unheated pavement crushing and recycling operations.|
|2.5||Unconfined abrasive blasting|
For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions apply:
A district that adopts the provisions contained in sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of this rule for one or more of the equipment categories listed in section 2 of this rule, and in which the owner or operator of a portable emissions unit files an application for registration. A district can be an administering district only for the equipment categories for which it has adopted the requirements contained in this rule.
|3.2||Air Resources Board Information System (ARBIS)
An electronic bulletin board, accessed via modem, designed to provide information. A section of ARBIS will be used to store Portable Equipment Registrations, and Notices of Violations and Hearing Board Activity for related to Portable Equipment Registrations. ARBIS will be used as described herein when it becomes available, but until such time written copies will be distributed upon request.
An air pollution control district or air quality management District duly organized under the applicable provisions of the California Health and Safety Code.
Any operation which is necessitated as a result of an emergency declared by an authorized government official.
An identifiable process, operation, or piece of process equipment such as an article, machine, or other contrivance, which emits or may emit, or results in the emissions of any air contaminant directly or as fugitive emissions. For the purpose of this rule, each internal combustion engine constitutes a separate emissions unit.
Either of the following:
|3.7||Existing Emissions Unit:
An emissions unit that resided in the State of California at any time during Calendar year 1993, and is registered in accordance with the provisions of this rule no later than 6 months from the date of adoption of this rule in the participating district in which the equipment is located or is to first be operated. The owner or operator shall provide sufficient documentation to prove the residency requirement to the satisfaction of the Air Pollution Control Officer. Examples of adequate documentation are existing permits issued by an air pollution control district, district air pollution inventory records, tax records, and usage or maintenance records. An equivalent replacement unit, replacing an existing emissions unit shall be treated as an existing emissions unit.
Except for oil well drilling, service, or workover rigs in one or more contiguous or adjacent properties. Contiguous or adjacent properties are properties with two or more parcels of land in actual physical contact, or separated solely by a public roadway or other public right-of-way. For oil well drilling, service, or workover rigs in each well-site shall be considered as a separate location.
|3.9||New Emissions Unit:
Any emissions unit that does not meet the definition of an existing emissions unit shall be deemed a new emissions unit.
Any district that, through rulemaking, agrees to honor and enforce registrations issued by an administering district. Districts may choose to honor registrations for one or more of the equipment categories listed in section 2.
|3.11||Portable Emissions Unit:
Any emissions unit that, by itself or in or on a piece of equipment, is portable, meaning designed to be and capable of being carried or moved from one location to another. Indicia of portability include, but are not limited to, wheels, skids, carrying handles, dolly, trailer, platform or mounting. An emission unit is not portable if:
One or more registered portable emissions unit(s) operated at one location under the same or common ownership or control, and used to perform a single activity.
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
Any compound containing at least one atom of carbon except for the following exempt compounds:
metallic carbides or carbonates,
methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane),
and HCFC-142b (chlorodifluoroethane).
|4.1||If the owner or operator of an emissions unit operated in conjunction with one of the source categories listed in section 2 of this rule elects to apply for registration of said emissions unit, the owner or operator shall apply for registration at the participating district in which the portable equipment is located at the time the application for registration is filed. If the equipment is located outside the state of California, or in a non-participating District, the owner or operator must register at the district where the equipment will first be operated after registration.|
|4.2||The applicant shall provide the administering district with the necessary engineering data, emissions test data, or manufacturer's guarantee to demonstrate compliance with the requirements as specified in section 5 of this rule.|
|4.3||The administering district shall issue registration, deny registration, or deem the application
incomplete according to the following schedule:
|4.4||The administering District shall conduct an on-site inspection of the emissions unit prior to issuing registration for the unit.|
|4.5||No later than 10 days after issuance of a registration, the administering district shall upload a copy of the registration onto ARBIS, and upon request by a participating district, provide a copy of the application for registration.|
|4.6||The owner or operator of a registered emission unit may operate the unit within the boundaries of any participating district pending compliance with all applicable requirements.|
|4.7||The administering district shall renew the registration on an annual basis pending the payment of all applicable fees and compliance with all applicable requirements.|
|4.8||The participating districts shall provide written reports and an electronic copy (diskette) to the administering district, describing the nature and outcome of any violation of the applicable requirements by the owner or operator of the registered equipment. The administering district shall upload such information to ARBIS.|
|4.9||The participating districts shall provide written reports and an electronic copy (diskette) to the administering district, describing any hearing board action concerning the registered equipment. The administering district shall upload such information to ARBIS.|
|4.10||Equivalent replacement units must go through the entire registration process in order to obtain registration, including the surrender of the registration for the equipment being replaced.|
|4.11||For the purpose of this rule, permitting in Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code of the state of California, Part 3, Chapter 8 and Part 4, Chapter 4, Articles 2 and 4, respectively entitled Hearing Board, Variances, and orders of abatement, shall be considered to have the same meaning as registration as provided in this rule. The air pollution control officer and the district hearing board shall have the same authority concerning registration as it does with permits, and the owner or operator of registered emissions units shall be entitled to the same privileges and rights granted to a permittee.|
|4.12||The administering district shall notify all participating districts of any changes in the status of registration for an emissions unit.|
|PART||5||SOURCE CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS|
|5.1||Confined abrasive blasting operations
|5.2||Concrete Batch Plants
|5.3||Diesel fired piston type internal combustion engines:
|5.4||Sand and gravel screening, rock crushing, and pavement crushing and recycling operations:
|5.5||Unconfined abrasive blasting operations
|5.6||Spark ignition internal combustion engines:
|PART||6||GENERAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS|
If an emissions unit remains at a district for more than 24 hours, the operator shall notify the District within 2 calendar days. The notification shall include the following information:
Within 30 days after the end of every calendar quarter the operator of a registered portable emissions unit, except for rental equipment, shall notify the district in which the unit was operated of the level of activities within the district during the preceding calendar quarter. The notification shall include the following information:
|6.3||Requirements for Rental Equipment
Testing to verify compliance with the applicable requirements shall be conducted at the expense of the registered owner or operator at the request of the district and in accordance with the methodology prescribed by the district.
The district must accept prior test results from test conducted within the last two years, provided that the operator proves to the satisfaction of the Air Pollution Control Officer that the prior testing was conducted in accordance with appropriate methods, and the conditions under which the unit was tested represent the operating conditions of the equipment as proposed.
|8.1||Except for emissions from existing emissions units, the total NOx or VOC emissions from a project shall not exceed 100 pounds during any one day, for each pollutant.|
|8.2||The total PM 10 emissions from a project shall not exceed 150 pounds during any one day.|
|8.3||No air contaminant shall be released into the atmosphere which causes a public nuisance.|
|8.4||Except for emergency operations, the emissions unit shall not be operated within 1,000 feet of any K-12 school, unless the public and student notification applicable requirements of California Health and Safety Code Section 42301.6 have been satisfied.|
|8.5||The actual emissions from the unit, when operated as a registered portable emissions unit, as verified by recordkeeping as prescribed by this rule, shall not exceed 10 tons per year of any affected pollutant when operated in any participating district.|
Operators that opt to register portable equipment applicable to this rule, in lieu of, or in addition to, normal Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate per applicable rules in Regulation IV and V shall pay fees according to the schedule described in Rule 606.
The owner or operator of an emissions unit subject to the provisions of this rule shall apply for registration according to the following schedule:
|10.1||No later than 6 months after the date of adoption of this rule for existing emissions units.|
|10.2||All other equipment must register prior to commencing operations.|
This rule shall automatically sunset on September 30, 1996 unless the governing board of directors re-adopts the rule prior to this, confirming the rule is working as intended.