SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 4406 - SULFUR COMPOUNDS FROM OIL-FIELD STEAM GENERATORS - KERN COUNTY
(Adopted May 21, 1992, Amended December 17, 1992)

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to limit the emissions of sulfur from oil field steam generators in Kern County.

2.0 Applicability

This rule applies to steam generators used in oil field operations in Kern County. It does not apply to cogeneration facilities.

3.0 Definitions

4.0 Emission Standards

The owner or operator of an existing steam generator shall limit the emissions of sulfur compounds from such steam generator in accordance with the following schedule:

5.0 Increments of Progress

The owner or operator of an existing steam generator subject to this rule, except as provided in Section 8.0 shall comply with each of the following increments of progress:

6.0 Averaging

The owner or operator of two (2) or more existing steam generators subject to this rule may satisfy the requirements of Section 4.0 by demonstrating that the total emissions of sulfur compounds from all of its existing steam generators which are located within the same stationary source do not exceed the total emissions of sulfur compounds from its existing steam generators which would result if each of its existing steam generators within the same stationary source which are subject to this rule were operating in compliance with this rule. Emission reductions required on permits issued prior to September 12, 1979 shall be used for averaging purposes under this rule. Such reductions need not be made in addition to reductions required by this rule; however, only those reductions in excess of reductions required to comply with this rule may be carried forward for use as future offsets under Rule 2201 (New and Modified Stationary Source Review Rule). .

7.0 Cogeneration Exemptions

8.0 Small Producer Exemption