SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 336 - CONTROL OF ETHYLENE OXIDE EMISSIONS
(Adopted 12/12/1989)

A. Applicability

This rule applies to any stationary source which uses or emits ethylene oxide.

B. Definitions

For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

C. Requirements

D. Exemptions

Any stationary source which emits less than 4 pounds per calendar year shall be exempt from the provisions of Sections C.2, C.3 and C.4 of this rule.

E. Test Methods

Emission source testing shall be conducted in accordance with California Air Resources Board Test Method 431 (Determination of Ethylene Oxide Emissions from Stationary Sources) or other test methods approved by the Control Officer. Emission source testing shall be conducted annually in accordance with a District-approved emission source test plan. If any emission source test indicates that a source is, or has the potential to be, operated in violation of Section C of this rule, the District may require more frequent emission source testing.

F. Recordkeeping

The owner or operator of any ethylene oxide sterilizer shall maintain a log of the following information for each sterilization cycle at every ethylene oxide sterilizer:

G. Reporting

The owner or operator of any ethylene oxide sterilizer shall file a written report on or before February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year, detailing the following information for the previous calendar quarter:

H. Compliance Schedule