SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 602 - BREAKDOWN CONDITIONS: EMERGENCY VARIANCE
(Adopted 8-1-62; Amended 12-6-78)


INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (NOT INCLUDED)


100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To specify conditions and procedures for breakdowns and emergency variances.

200 DEFINITIONS

201 BREAKDOWN CONDITION: An unforeseeable failure or malfunction of 1) any air pollution control equipment or related operating equipment which causes a violation of any emission limitation or restriction prescribed by these Rules and Regulations, or by State law, or 2) any in-stack continuous monitoring equipment, where such failure or malfunction:

300 STANDARDS

301 BREAKDOWN PROCEDURES:

302 DISPOSITION OF SHORT-TERM BREAKDOWN CONDITIONS:

303 EMERGENCY VARIANCE: If the breakdown condition will either require more than 24 hours to correct or persists longer than the end of the production run (except for continuous air pollution monitoring equipment, for which the period shall be 96 hours) the owner or operator may, in lieu of shutdown, request the Air Pollution Control Officer to commence the emergency variance procedure set forth in Section 304.

304 EMERGENCY VARIANCE PROCEDURE:

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Within one week after a breakdown condition has been corrected, the owner or operator shall submit a written report to the Air Pollution Control Officer on forms supplied by the Air Pollution Control Officer describing the causes of the breakdown, corrective measures taken, estimated emissions during the breakdown and a statement that the condition has been corrected, together with the date of correction and proof of compliance. The Air Pollution Control Officer may, at the request of the owner or operator for good cause, extend up to 30 days the deadline for submittal of the report described in this subsection.

402 HEARING BOARD STANDARDS: The Hearing Board shall adopt standards and guidelines consistent with this rule to assist the chairperson or other designated member(s) of the Hearing Board in determining whether to grant or deny an emergency variance, and to assist the Air Pollution Control Officer in the enforcement of this rule.