SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 19.3 - EMISSION INFORMATION
(Adopted & Effective 4/6/93; Rev. Adopted & Effective 5/15/96)

(a) APPLICABILITY

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:

  1. "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).

  2. 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 contiguous properties.

  3. "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.

  4. "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".

  5. 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.

  6. "Exempt Compound" means the same as defined in Rule 2. (Rev. Effective 5/15/96)

  7. 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 Coastal Waters.

  8. "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.

  9. "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.

(c) REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Upon receipt of an Emissions Statement Form or Emissions Inventory Report Form, a person subject to this rule shall:

    (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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.