SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 102 - CIRCUMVENTION
(Adopted 5-15-72)

INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS (NOT INCLUDED)

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (NOT INCLUDED)


100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To make it unlawful for a person to circumvent any applicable section of these rules and regulations.

300 STANDARDS

301 REDUCTION OR CONCEALMENT OF EMISSIONS: A person shall not build, erect, install, or use any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance, the use of which, without resulting in a reduction in the total release of air contaminants into the atmosphere, reduces or conceals an emission which would otherwise constitute a violation of Part 3, Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California or of these Rules and Regulations. This rule shall not apply to cases in which the only violation involved is of Section 41700 of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California.

302 SEPARATION OF EMISSIONS: If air contaminants from a single source operation are emitted through two or more emission points, the total emitted quantity of any air contaminant limited in this regulation cannot exceed the quantity which would be the allowable emission through a single emission point; the total emitted quantity of any such air contaminant shall be taken as the product of the highest concentration measured in any of the emission points and the combined exhaust gas volume from all emission points, unless the person responsible for the source operation establishes, to the satisfaction of the Air Pollution Control Officer, the correct total emitted quantity.

303 COMBINED EMISSIONS, SEPARATED: If air contaminants from two or more source operations are combined prior to emission and there are adequate and reliable means reasonably susceptible to confirmation and use by the Air Pollution Control Officer for establishing a separation of the components of the combined emission to indicate the nature, extent, quantity and degree of emission arising from each such source operation, then all of the applicable prohibitions shall apply to each such source operation separately.

304 COMBINED EMISSIONS, UNSEPARATED: If air contaminants from two or more source operations are combined prior to emission, and the combined emissions cannot be separated according to the requirements of Section 303 of this rule, then all applicable prohibitions shall be applied to the combined emission as if it originated in a single source operation, subject to the most stringent limitations and requirements placed by these prohibitions on any of the source operations whose air contaminants are so combined.