SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 1080 - STACK MONITORING
(Adopted June 18, 1992, Amended December 17, 1992)

1.0 Purpose

This rule grants the APCO the authority to request the installation, use maintenance, and inspection of continuous monitoring equipment. The general, source and pollutant specific requirements for continuous monitoring equipment are defined. This rule also specifies the performance standards for the equipment and administrative recordkeeping, reporting, and violation and equipment breakdown notification requirements.

2.0 Applicability

This rule shall apply to any owner or operator of a source operation which emits or may emit air contaminants.

3.0 Definitions

Definitions used shall be those given in 40 CFR, Part 51, or equivalent ones established by mutual agreement of the District, the ARB and the Environmental Protection Agency.

4.0 Requirements for Continuous Monitoring Equipment

Upon the request of the APCO and as directed by him, the owner shall provide, install, and operate continuous monitoring equipment on such operations as directed. The owner shall maintain, calibrate, and repair the equipment and shall keep the equipment operating at design capabilities.

5.0 Requirements for Continuous Monitoring Equipment: specific sources and pollutants

Upon request, the owner or operator shall provide, properly install, and maintain in good working order and in operation, continuous monitoring systems to measure the following pollutants or opacity from the following sources:

6.0 Standards of Performance

7.0 Data Reduction and Recordkeeping Requirements

8.0 Quarterly Report

Owners or operators subject to Section 4.0 shall submit a written report for each calendar quarter to the APCO. The report is due by the 30th day following the end of the calendar quarter and shall include:

9.0 Violations

A violation of emission standards of these rules, as shown by the stack-monitoring system, shall be reported by such person to the Air Pollution Control Officer within 96 hours.

10.0 Breakdown of Monitoring Equipment

In the event of a breakdown of monitoring equipment, the owner shall notify the APCO as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than eight (8) hours after its detection, unless the owner or operator demonstrates to the APCO's satisfaction that a longer reporting period was necessary, and shall initiate repairs. The owner shall inform the APCO of the intent to shut down any monitoring equipment at least 24 hours prior to the event.

11.0 Inspections

The APCO or an authorized representative shall inspect, as he determines to be necessary, the monitoring devices required by this rule to ensure that such devices are functioning properly.