SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 1418 - ACTION ON APPLICATIONS
(Adopted 1/18/94: Revised 3/7/95)
Action on applications submitted pursuant to this regulation shall be in accordance with this rule notwithstanding other provisions of these Rules and Regulations.
(a) Completeness Determination
The Air Pollution Control Officer shall, within 60 days of receipt of an application for an initial permit to operate, for significant modification of a permit to operate or for renewal of such a permit, determine whether the application is complete or incomplete and so notify the applicant; if incomplete, the notice shall specify the additional information needed from the applicant to complete the application. An application for a permit to operate shall be determined to be complete when all required information and fees specified in Rule 1414 are submitted, even if the applicant or the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that testing will be required, before a decision can be made to approve or disapprove the permit application. The completeness determination for a permit application shall not be delayed pending compliance with any authority to construct conditions that are unrelated to the completeness determination. When all the additional information is received and the application is deemed complete, the applicant will be so notified. Unless the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that an application is not complete within 60 days of receipt of the application, such application shall be deemed complete.
(b) Action Time
The Air Pollution Control Officer shall act on at least one third of initial permit applications for existing sources in each of the three years following the effective date of this regulation.
For all other applications, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall approve or deny each complete application
within the following time limits:
(c) Delay in Submission to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Air Pollution Control Officer shall delay the submission of decisions on permits to operate and appeals
to the federal EPA, in order to allow time for an appeal to the Hearing Board, in the following circumstances:
(d) Delivery of Notice of Action
Notice of any action taken shall be deemed to have been given when written notification has been delivered to the applicant or the applicantÕs representative.
(e) Effective Date of Permit Action
Administrative amendments shall be effective on the date they are approved by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
For issuance and renewals of permits, and approval of modifications that are subject to review by the federal EPA,
the Air Pollution Control Officer shall make the effective date of the permit action the first day following the
last day for federal EPA review unless the federal EPA has objected to the permit action.