SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 505 - BREAKDOWN CONDITIONS
(Adopted 8/14/1978, readopted 10/23/1978)

A. Definition

For the purpose of this Rule, a breakdown condition means an unforeseeable failure or malfunction of 1) any air pollution control equipment or related operating equipment which causes a violation of an emission limitation or restriction prescribed by these Rules and Regulations, or by State law, or 2) any in-stack continuous monitoring equipment, provided such failure or malfunction:

B. Breakdown Procedures

C. Disposition of Short-Term Breakdown Conditions

D. Reporting Requirements

Within one week after a breakdown occurrence has been corrected, the owner or operator shall submit a written report to the Control Officer which includes:

E. Burden of Proof

The burden shall be on the owner or operator of the source to provide sufficient information to demonstrate that a breakdown did occur. If the owner or operator fails to provide sufficient information, the District shall undertake appropriate enforcement action.

F. Failure to Comply with Reporting Requirements

Any failure to comply with the reporting requirements established in subparagraphs B.1 and D.1 through D.5 of this Rule shall constitute a separate violation of this Rule.

G. False Claiming of Breakdown Occurrence

It shall constitute a separate violation of this Rule for any person to file with the District a report which is willfully false, or claims without probable cause, that an occurrence is a breakdown occurrence.


Breakdown Reporting Information Form

THIS SHEET IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY AND IS NOT A

SUBSTANTIVE PART OF THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

The following is a Breakdown Reporting Form for use by permit holders. It summarizes and outlines the information necessary when telephone reporting a breakdown to the APCD as required by Rule 505.B, and should be distributed to personnel of permit holders responsible for reporting breakdowns:

Reminder: Make certain that the telephone report is followed up with a written report of breakdown (as required by Rule 505.D). For your convenience, you may submit the written report on form ENF-24, available from APCD offices. If you would like to obtain a copy of this form please contact the APCD Regulatory Compliance Division.