SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 260.7 - NOTIFICATION AND RECORDKEEPING
(Rev. Effective 11-3-92)
(a) Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this regulation shall furnish the Control Officer written
notification as follows:
- A notification of the date construction (or reconstruction as defined under Rule 260.15) of an affected facility
is commenced postmarked no later than 30 days after such date. This requirement shall not apply in the case of
mass produced facilities which are purchased in completed form.
- A notification of the anticipated date of initial startup of an affected facility postmarked not more than
60 days nor less than 30 days prior to such date.
- A notification of the actual date of initial startup of an affected facility postmarked within 15 days after
- A notification of any physical or operational change to an existing facility which may increase the emission
rate of any air pollutant to which a standard applies, unless that change is specifically exempted under an applicable
subpart or in Rule 260.14(e). This notice shall be postmarked 60 days or as soon as practical, but not less
than 15 days, before the change is commenced and shall include information describing the precise nature of the
change, present and proposed emission control systems, productive capacity of the facility before and after the
change, and the expected completion date of the change. The Control Officer may request additional relevant information
subsequent to this notice. In no case shall such physical or operational change be commenced until the Control
Officer has issued authorization under Regulation I, Rule 10.
- A notification of the date upon which demonstration of the continuous monitoring system performance commences
in accordance with Rule 216.13(c). Notification shall be postmarked not less than 30 days prior to such date.
- A notification of the anticipated date for conducting the opacity observations required by Rule 260.11(e)(1)
of this regulation. The notification shall also include, if appropriate a request for the Control Officer to provide
a visible emissions reader during a performance test. The notification shall be postmarked not less than 30 days
prior to such date.
- A notification that continuous opacity monitoring system data results will be used to determine compliance
with the applicable opacity standard during a performance test required by Rule 260.8 in lieu of Method 9 observation
data as allowed by Rule 260.11(e)(5) of this Regulation. This notification shall be postmarked not less than 30
days prior to the date of the performance test.
(b) Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this regulation shall maintain records of the occurrence
and duration of any startup, shutdown or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility; any malfunction
of the air pollution control equipment; or any periods during which a continuous monitoring system or monitoring
device is inoperative.
(c) Each owner or operator required to install a continuous monitoring system (CMS) or monitoring device shall
submit an excess emissions and monitoring systems performance report (as defined in applicable subparts) and/or
a summary report form (see Section (d) of this rule) to the Control Officer semiannually, except when: more frequent
reporting is specifically required by an applicable subpart; or the CMS data are to be used directly for compliance
determination, in which case quarterly reports shall be submitted; or the Control Officer, on a case-by-case basis,
determines that more frequent reporting is necessary to accurately assess the compliance status of the source.
All reports shall be postmarked by the 30th day following the end of each calendar half (or quarter, as appropriate).
Written reports of excess emissions shall include the following information:
- The magnitude of excess emissions computed in accordance with Rule 260.13(h), any conversion factor(s)
used, and the date and time of commencement and completion of each time period of excess emissions and the process
operating time during the reporting period.
- Specific identification of each period of excess emissions that occurs during startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions
of the affected facility. The nature and cause of any malfunction (if known), the corrective action taken or preventative
- The date and time identifying each period during which the continuous monitoring system was inoperative except
for zero and span checks and the nature of the system repairs or adjustments.
- When no excess emissions have occurred or the continuous monitoring system(s) have not been inoperative, repaired,
or adjusted, such information shall be stated in the report.
(d) The summary report form shall contain the information and be in the format shown in Figure 1 unless otherwise
specified by the Control Officer. One summary report form shall be submitted for each pollutant monitored at each
- If the total duration of excess emissions for the reporting period is less than one percent of the total operating
time for the reporting period and CMS downtime for the reporting period is less than five percent of the total
operating time for the reporting period, only the summary report form shall be submitted and the excess emission
report described in Section (c) above need not be submitted unless requested by the Control Officer.
- If the total duration of excess emissions for the reporting period is one percent or greater of the total operating
time for the reporting period or the total CMS downtime for the reporting period is five percent or greater of
the total operating time for the reporting period, the summary report form and the excess emission report described
in Section (c) above shall both be submitted.
(e) Any owner or operator subject to the provisions of this regulation shall maintain a file of all measurements,
including continuous monitoring system, monitoring device, and performance testing measurements; all continuous
monitoring system performance evaluations; all continuous monitoring system or monitoring device calibration checks;
adjustments and maintenance performed on these systems or devices; and all other information required by this regulation
recorded in a permanent form suitable for inspection. The file shall be retained for at least two years following
the date of such measurements, maintenance, reports, and records.
(f) If notification substantially similar to that in Section(a) of this rule is required by any other State
or local agency, sending the Control Officer a copy of that notification will satisfy the requirements of Section
(a) of this rule.
(g) Individual subparts of this Regulation may include specific provisions which clarify or make inapplicable
the provisions set forth in this rule.