SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 260.49b. REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS
(Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(a) The owner or operator of each affected facility shall submit notification of the date of initial startup, as provided by Rule 260.7. This notification shall include: (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

  1. The design heat input capacity of the affected facility and identification of the fuels to be combusted in the affected facility.
  2. If applicable, a copy of any federally enforceable requirement that limits the annual capacity factor for any fuel or mixture of fuels under Rules 260.42b(d)(1), 260.42b(f)(1), 260.43b(a)(2), 260.43b(a)(3)(iii), 260.43b(c)(2)(ii), 260.43b(d)(2)(iii), 260.44b(c), 260.44b(d), 260.44b(e), 260.44b(i), 260.44b(j), 260.44b(k), 260.45b(d), 260.46b(g), 260.46b(h), or 260.48b(i).
  3. The annual capacity factor at which the owner or operator anticipates operating the facility based on all fuels fired and based on each individual fuel fired, and
  4. Notification that an emerging technology will be used for controlling emissions of sulfur dioxide. The Administrator will examine the description of the emerging technology and will determine whether the technology qualifies as an emerging technology. In making this determination, the Administrator may require the owner or operator of the affected facility to submit additional information concerning the control device. The affected facility is subject to the provisions of Rule 260.42b(a) unless and until this determination is made by the Administrator.

(b) The owner or operator of each affected facility subject to the sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides emission limits under Rule 260.42b, 260.43b, and 260.44b, shall submit to the Control Officer the performance test data from the initial performance test and the performance evaluation of the CEMS using the applicable performance specifications in Appendix B. The owner or operator of each affected facility described in Rules 260.44b(j) or 260.44b(k) shall submit to the Control Officer the maximum heat input capacity data from the demonstration of the maximum heat input capacity of the affected facility. (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(c) The owner or operator of each affected facility subject to the nitrogen oxides standard of Rule 260.44b who seeks to demonstrate compliance with those standards through the monitoring of steam generating unit operating conditions under the provisions of Rule 260.48b (g)(2) shall submit to the Control Officer for approval a plan which identifies the operating conditions to be monitored under Rule 260.48b(g)(2) and the records to be maintained under Rule 260.49b(j). This plan shall be submitted to the Control Officer for approval within 360 days of the initial startup of the affected facility. The plan shall:

  1. Identify the specific operating conditions to be monitored and the relationship between these operating conditions and nitrogen oxides emission rates (i.e., ng/J or lbs/million BTU heat input). Steam generating unit operating conditions include, but are not limited to, degree of staged combustion (i.e., the ratio of primary air to secondary and/or tertiary air) and the level of excess air (i.e., flue gas oxygen level);
  2. Include the data and information which the owner or operator used to identify the relationship between nitrogen oxides emission rates and these operating conditions;
  3. Identify how these operating conditions, including steam generating unit load, will be monitored under Rule 260.48b(g) on an hourly basis by the owner or operator during the period of operation of the affected facility; the quality assurance procedures or practices that will be employed to ensure that the data generated by monitoring these operating conditions will be representative and accurate; and the type and format of the records of these operating conditions, including steam generating unit load that will be maintained by the owner or operator under Rule 260.49b(j).

If the plan is approved, the owner or operator shall maintain records of predicted nitrogen oxide emission rates and the monitored operating conditions, including steam generating unit load, identified in the plan.

(d) The owner or operator of an affected facility shall record and maintain records of the amounts of each fuel combusted during each day and calculate the annual capacity factor individually for coal, distillate oil, residual oil, natural gas, wood and municipal-type solid waste for each calendar quarter. The annual capacity factor is determined on a 12-month rolling average basis with a new annual capacity factor calculated at the end of each calendar month.

(e) For an affected facility that combusts residual oil and meets the criteria under Rules 260.44b(j), 260.44b(k), or 260.46b(e)(4), the owner or operator shall maintain records of the nitrogen content of the oil combusted in the affected facility and calculate the average fuel nitrogen content on a per calendar quarter basis. The nitrogen content shall be determined using ASTM Method D3431-80, Test Method for Trace Nitrogen in Liquid Petroleum Hydrocarbons, (IBR - see 40 CFR Section 60.17), or fuel specification data obtained from fuel suppliers. If residual oil blends are being combusted, fuel nitrogen specifications may be prorated based on the ratio of residual oils of different nitrogen content in the fuel blend. (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

(f) For facilities subject to the opacity standard under Rule 260.43b, the owner or operator shall maintain records of opacity.

(g) Except as provided under Section (p) of this rule, the owner or operator of an affected facility subject to the nitrogen oxides standards under Rule 260.44b shall maintain records of the following information for each steam generating unit operating day: (Rev. Effective 9-21-93)

  1. Calendar date.
  2. The average hourly nitrogen oxides emission rates (expressed as NO2) (ng/J or lbs/million BTU heat input) measured or predicted.
  3. RESERVED
  4. Identification of the steam generating unit operating days when any calculated hourly average nitrogen oxides emission rates are in excess of the nitrogen oxides emissions standards under Rule 260.44b, with the reasons for such excess as well as a description of corrective actions taken.
  5. Identification of the steam generating unit operating days for which pollutant data have not been obtained, including reasons for not obtaining sufficient data and a description of corrective actions taken.
  6. Identification of the times when emission data have been excluded from the calculation of average emission rates and the reasons for excluding data.
  7. Identification of "F" factor used for calculations, method of determination, and type of fuel combusted.
  8. Identification of the times when the pollutant concentration exceeded full span of the continuous monitoring system.
  9. Description of any modifications to the continuous monitoring system that could affect the ability of the continuous monitoring system to comply with Performance Specifications 2 or 3.
  10. Results of daily CEMS drift tests and quarterly accuracy assessments as required under Appendix F, Procedure 1.

(h) The owner or operator of any affected facility in any category listed below in Subsection (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this rule is required to submit excess emission reports for any calendar quarter during which there are excess emissions from the affected facility. If there are no excess emissions during the calendar quarter, the owner or operator shall submit a report semiannually stating that no excess emissions occurred during the semiannual reporting period.

  1. Any affected facility subject to the opacity standards under Rule 260.43b(e) or to the operating parameter monitoring requirements under Rule 260.13(i)(1).
  2. Any affected facility that is subject to the nitrogen oxides standard of Rule 260.44b and that:

    (i) Combusts natural gas, distillate oil, or residual oil with a nitrogen content of 0.3 weight percent or less, or

    (ii) Has a heat input capacity of 73 MW (250 million BTU/hour) or less and is required to monitor nitrogen oxides emissions on a continuous basis under Rule 260.48b(g)(1) or steam generating unit operating conditions under Rule 260.48b(g)(2).

  3. For the purpose of Rule 260.43b, excess emissions are defined as all 6-minute periods during which the average opacity exceeds the opacity standards under Rule 260.43b(f).
  4. For the purposes of Rule 260.48b(g)(1), excess emissions are defined as any 60-minute average nitrogen oxides emission rate, as determined under Rule 260.46b(e), which exceeds the applicable emission limits in Rule 260.44b.

(i) The owner or operator of any affected facility subject to the continuous monitoring requirements for nitrogen oxides under Rule 260.48b shall submit a quarterly report containing the information recorded under Section (g) of this rule. All quarterly reports shall be postmarked by the 30th day following the end of each calendar quarter.

(j) The owner or operator of any affected facility subject to the sulfur dioxide standards under Rule 260.42b shall submit written reports to the Administrator for every calendar quarter. All quarterly reports shall be postmarked by the 30th day following the end of each calendar quarter.

(k) For each affected facility subject to compliance and performance testing requirements of Rule 260.45b and the reporting requirement in Section (j) of this rule, the following information shall be reported to the Administrator:

  1. Calendar dates covered in the reporting period.
  2. Each 30-day average sulfur dioxide emission rate (ng/J or lbs/million BTU heat input) measured during the reporting period, ending with the last 30-day period in the quarter; reasons for noncompliance with the emission standards; and a description of corrective actions taken.
  3. Each 30-day average percent reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions calculated during the reporting period, ending with the last 30-day period in the quarter; reasons for noncompliance with the emission standards; and a description of corrective actions taken.
  4. Identification of the steam generating unit operating days that coal or oil was combusted and for which sulfur dioxide or diluent (oxygen or carbon dioxide) data have been obtained by an approved method for at least 75 percent of the operating hours in the steam generating unit operating day; justification for not obtaining sufficient data; and description of corrective action taken.
  5. Identification of the times when emissions data have been excluded from the calculation of average emission rates; justification for excluding data; and description of corrective action taken if data have been excluded for periods other than those during which coal or oil were not combusted in the steam generating unit.
  6. Identification of "F" factor used for calculations, method of determination, and type of fuel combusted.
  7. Identification of times when hourly averages have been obtained based on manual sampling methods.
  8. Identification of the times when the pollutant concentration exceeded full span of the CEMS.
  9. Description of any modifications to the CEMS that could affect the ability of the CEMS to comply with Performance Specification 2 or 3.
  10. Results of daily CEMS drift tests and quarterly accuracy assessments as required under Appendix F, Procedure 1.
  11. The annual capacity factor of each unit fired as provided under Section (d) of this rule.

(l) For each affected facility subject to the compliance and performance testing requirements of Rule 260.45b(d) and the reporting requirements of Section (j) of this rule, the following information shall be reported to the Administrator:

  1. Calendar dates when the facility was in operation during the reporting period;
  2. The 24-hour average sulfur dioxide emission rate measured for each steam generating unit operating day during the reporting period that coal or oil was combusted, ending in the last 24-hour period in the quarter; reasons for noncompliance with the emission standards; and a description of corrective actions taken;
  3. Identification of the steam generating unit operating days that coal or oil was combusted for which sulfur dioxide or diluent (oxygen or carbon dioxide) data have not been obtained by an approved method for at least 75 percent of the operating hours; justification for not obtaining sufficient data; and description of corrective action taken.
  4. Identification of the times when emissions data have been excluded from the calculation of average emission rates; justification for excluding data; and description of corrective action taken if data have been excluded for periods other than those during which coal or oil were not combusted in the steam generating unit.
  5. Identification of "F" factor used for calculations, method of determination, and type of fuel combusted.
  6. Identification of times when hourly averages have been obtained based on manual sampling methods.
  7. Identification of the times when the pollutant concentration exceeded full span of the CEMS.
  8. Description of any modifications to the CEMS which could affect the ability of the CEMS to comply with Performance Specification 2 or 3.
  9. Results of daily CEMS drift tests and quarterly accuracy assessments as required under Appendix F, Procedure 1.

(m) For each affected facility subject to the sulfur dioxide standards under Rule 260.42b for which the minimum amount of data required under Rule 260.47b(f) were not obtained during a calendar quarter, the following information is reported to the Administrator in addition to that required under Section (k) of this rule.

  1. The number of hourly averages available for outlet emission rates and inlet emission rates.
  2. The standard deviation of hourly averages for outlet emission rates and inlet emission rates, as determined in Method 19, Section 7.
  3. The lower confidence limit for the mean outlet emission rate and the upper confidence limit for the mean inlet emission rate, as calculated in Method 19, Section 7.
  4. The ratio of the lower confidence limit for the mean outlet emission rate and the allowable emission rate, as determined in Method 19, Section 7.

(n) If a percent removal efficiency by fuel pretreatment (i.e., % Rf) is used to determine the overall percent reduction (i.e., % Ro) under Rule 260.45b, the owner or operator of the affected facility shall submit a signed statement with the quarterly report:

  1. Indicating what removal efficiency by fuel pretreatment (i.e., % Rf) was credited for the calendar quarter;
  2. Listing the quantity, heat content, and date each pretreated fuel shipment was received during the previous calendar quarter; the name and location of the fuel pretreatment facility; and the total quantity and total heat content of all fuels received at the affected facility during the previous calendar quarter;
  3. Documenting the transport of the fuel from the fuel pretreatment facility to the steam generating unit.
  4. Including a signed statement from the owner or operator of the fuel pretreatment facility certifying that the percent removal efficiency achieved by fuel pretreatment was determined in accordance with the provisions of Method 19 (Appendix A) and listing the heat content and sulfur content of each fuel before and after fuel pretreatment.

(o) All records required under this rule shall be maintained by the owner or operator of the affected facility for a period of 2 years following the date of such record.

(p) The owner or operator of an affected facility described in Rules 260.44b(j) or 260.44b(k) shall maintain records of the following information for each steam generating unit operating day: (Effective 9-21-93)

  1. Calendar date,
  2. The number of hours of operation, and
  3. A record of the hourly steam load.

(q) The owner or operator of an affected facility described in Rules 260.44b(j) or 260.44b(k) shall submit to the Control Officer on a quarterly basis: (Effective 9-21-93)

  1. The annual capacity factor over the previous 12 months,
  2. The average fuel nitrogen content during the quarter, if residual oil was fired; and
  3. If the affected facility meets the criteria described in Rule 260.44b(j), the results of any nitrogen oxides emission tests required during the quarter, the hours of operation during the quarter, and the hours of operation since the last nitrogen oxides emission test.

(r) The owner or operator of an affected facility who elects to demonstrate that the affected facility combusts only low sulfur oil under Rule 260.42b(j)(2) shall obtain and maintain at the affected facility fuel receipts from the fuel supplier which certify that the oil meets the definition of distillate oil as defined in Rule 260.41b. For the purposes of this rule, the oil need not meet the fuel nitrogen content specification in the definition of distillate oil. Quarterly reports shall be submitted to the Control Officer certifying that only low sulfur oil meeting this definition was combusted in the affected facility during the preceding quarter. (Effective 9-21-93)