SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 19.3 - EMISSION INFORMATION
(Adopted & Effective 4/6/93; Rev. Adopted & Effective 5/15/96)
This rule is applicable to any person owning or operating any source of emissions of air pollutants, or to any
person selling or supplying any material the use of which may cause the emission of air pollutants.
(b) DEFINITIONS (Rev. Effective 5/15/96)
For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:
- "Air Pollutant" means any substance discharged, released, or otherwise propagated into the
atmosphere and includes, but is not limited to, any combination of the following: volatile organic compounds, exempt
compounds, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, gaseous sulfur compounds, carbon monoxide, and toxic air contaminants,
including hazardous air pollutants identified in the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments, Title I, Section 112(b).
- ÒContiguous PropertyÓ means two or more parcels of land with a common boundary or separated
solely by a public or private roadway or other public or private right-of-way. Non-adjoining parcels of land separated
solely by bodies of water designated ÒnavigableÓ by the U.S. Coast Guard shall not be considered
- "Emissions Inventory Report Form" means a form provided by the District to a person subject
to this rule, specifying direction on the complete and accurate submission of process information necessary to
determine emissions of air pollutants. This form may include some or all of the following: process information
or equipment specifications; material or fuel consumption; material throughput or production rates; material disposal
or reclamation rates; material composition or characteristics; temporal specification of operations; location of
emission origin; emission control equipment and operational parameters; material sales and distribution information;
and, specification of applicable District Permits to Operate.
- "Emissions Statement Form" means a form provided by the District to a person owning or operating
a stationary source subject to this rule, specifying direction on the complete and accurate submission of information
on emissions subject to this rule. Information subject to specification on this form may include, but is not limited
to, emission factors and calculated emission rates of air pollutants, as well as any information subject to the
"Emissions Inventory Report Form".
- ÒEmission UnitÓ means any article, machine, equipment, process, process line, or contrivance,
which emit(s) or reduce(s) or may cause to emit or reduce the emission of any air pollutant.
- "Exempt Compound" means the same as defined in Rule 2. (Rev. Effective 5/15/96)
- ÒStationary SourceÓ means an emission unit or aggregation of emission units, located on
the same or contiguous properties. Emission units which are on the same or contiguous property but which are not
under the same ownership or entitlement to use and which are not related shall not be considered a single stationary
source. Stationary sources also include those emission units or aggregation of emission units located in the California
- "Toxic Air Contaminant" means an air pollutant which may cause or contribute to an increase
in mortality or an increase in serious illness, or which may pose a present or potential hazard to human health.
- "Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)" means any volatile compound containing at least one atom
of carbon excluding methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates, ammonium
carbonates, and exempt compounds which may be emitted to the atmosphere during operations or activities resulting
in emissions of air pollutants.
- Except as provided in Subsection (c)(2), and in accordance with the provisions in Subsections (c)(3), (c)(4)
and (c)(5), any person subject to this rule shall be subject to requirements for submission of Emissions Statement
Forms and/or Emissions Inventory Report Forms.
- Any person owning or operating any stationary source of emissions subject to this rule which emits less than
5 tons per year of each air pollutant, and does not emit toxic air contaminants, shall not be required to submit
an Emissions Statement Form.
- Any person owning or operating any stationary source of emissions subject to this rule which emits 25 tons
per year or greater of volatile organic compounds or oxides of nitrogen shall, in accordance with the 1990 Federal
Clean Air Act Amend-ments, Title I, Section 182 (a)(3)(B), submit Emissions Statement Forms to the District for
the 1992 calendar year and for each calendar year thereafter.
- Effective January 1, 1994, any person owning or operating any stationary source subject to this rule which
emits 5 or more tons per year but less than 25 tons per year of VOC or NOx, and any person who sells or supplies
any material the use of which may cause the emission of air pollutants, may be required to submit an Emissions
Statement Form and/or Emissions Inventory Report Form, as deemed appropriate by the Air Pollution Control Officer.
- The District shall require the completion and submission of Emissions State-ment Forms and/or Emissions Inventory
Report Forms by persons subject to this rule at such frequency as the Air Pollution Control Officer determines
is necessary to comply with federal or state requirements or to develop or implement an air contaminant control
program to meet federal or state requirements.
- Upon receipt of an Emissions Statement Form or Emissions Inventory Report Form, a person subject to this rule
(i) Complete the form as directed and return it to the District by the due date, which shall be 60 days from
the date the form was first provided by the District.
(ii) Provide with the completed form a signed statement by the person, or a responsible official, certifying
that the information contained in the form is accurate to the best knowledge of that person or official.
- Any person required to submit an Emissions Statement Form or Emissions Inventory Report Form to the District
shall maintain the supporting documentation upon which the information in the form was based. This documentation
shall be retained on site for at least three years, and shall be made available to the District upon request.
- The Air Pollution Control Officer may grant, on a case-by-case basis, one extension of the Emissions Statement
Form or Emissions Inventory Report Form due date, not to exceed 60 days, in those cases where the person demonstrates
that, due to circumstances beyond the control of that person, the original due date cannot be met. The person shall
request the extension, in writing, specifying the circumstances and the number of additional days requested.