SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 506 - EMERGENCY VARIANCES FOR BREAKDOWNS
(Adopted 8/14/1978, readopted 10/23/1978)

If a breakdown condition will either require more than twenty-four (24) hours to correct or persist longer than the end of the production run (except for continuous monitoring equipment, for which the period shall be ninety-six (96) hours, the owner or operator may, in lieu of shutdown, request the District to commence the following emergency variance procedure.

E. 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:

F. 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.

G. Failure to Comply with Reporting and Requirements

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

H. 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.