A. Authority to Construct

Except as provided in Rule 2.2., any person building, erecting, altering or replacing any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, or multi-component system, the use of which may cause the issuance of air contaminants, or which may eliminate, reduce or control the issuance of air contaminants, shall first obtain written authorization for such construction from the Control Officer.

B. Permit to Operate

Except as provided in Rule 2.1.F., before any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, or multi-component system, described in Rule 2.1.A. may be operated or used, a written permit shall be obtained from the Control Officer. For any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance subject to Rule 2.13, the requirements of Rule 2.13 shall augment and take precedence over conflicting administrative requirements of other provisions in these Rules and Regulations. No Permit to Operate or Use shall be granted either by the Control Officer or the Hearing Board for any article, machine, equipment, or contrivance constructed or installed without authorization as required by Rule 2.1.A, until the information required is presented to the Control Officer and such article, machine, equipment or contrivance is altered, if necessary, and made to conform to the standards set forth in these regulations.

C. Posting of Permit to Operate

A person who has been granted a Permit to Operate any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance shall display such Permit to Operate, or an approved facsimile, in such a manner as to be clearly visible and accessible. In the event that the Permit to Operate cannot be so displayed the Permit to Operate shall be maintained readily available at all times on the operating premises.

D. Alteration of Permit

A person shall not willfully deface, alter, forge, counterfeit or falsify any permit as defined in Rule 1.2.

E. Existing Sources

Any existent source of air contaminant emissions, operating on or before January 1, 1987, shall apply for a Permit to Operate within 30 days of written notification by the Control Officer. Such permit shall be subject to fees as specified in Regulation III.

F. Temporary Permit to Operate

Before operating or using any new or modified stationary source for which an Authority to Construct has been issued pursuant to the provisions of these regulations, the applicant shall notify the Control Officer in writing. Upon such notification, the Authority to construct or modify shall serve as a Temporary Permit for Operation of the equipment until the Permit to Operate is granted or denied.

G. New Source Siting

All new stationary sources and modifications to existing stationary sources, including power plants and cogeneration and resource recovery projects, with a net emissions increase of air contaminants that would exceed the limits stated in Rule 6.1.B. shall be subject to the provisions of Regulation VI.

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