TUOLUMNE COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 515 - PROVISION OF SAMPLING AND TESTING FACILITIES
The Air Pollution Control Officer may, upon reasonable written notice, require
the owner or operator of any source, the use of which may cause the issuance of air contaminants or the use of
which may eliminate, reduce, or control the issuance of air contaminants, to:
- Provide to the Air Pollution Control Officer data on process and production rate,
and techniques, flow diagrams, descriptions of basic equipment and control equipment, rates of emissions and other
information which the Air Pollution Control Officer may require.
- Provide and maintain such facilities as are necessary for sampling and testing
purposes in order to secure information that will disclose the nature, extent, quantity, or degree of air contaminants
discharged into the atmosphere from the equipment in question. In the event of such a requirement, the Air Pollution
Control Officer shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the required size, number and location of sampling holes,
the size, and location of the sampling platform, All utilities shall be constructed in accordance with the general
industry safety orders of the State of California.
- Provide and maintain sampling and monitoring apparatus to measure emissions of
air contaminants when the Air Pollution Control Officer has determined that such apparatus is available and should
- A person installing, operating, or using any of the following equipment shall
provide, properly install, maintain in good working order, and operate continuous stack monitoring systems as described
- Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) or oxygen (O2) from steam generators
with a heat input of 250 million British Thermal Units or more per hour and with a use factor of at least 30 percent.
- Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from all new nitric acid plants.
- Sulfur dioxide (SO2) from sulfuric acid plants, sulfur recovery plants, carbon
monoxide (CO) from boilers or regenerators of fluid catalytic cracking units, new fluid cokers and existing fluid
cokers with a feed rate greater than 10,000 barrels per day.
- A person operating or using a stack monitoring system shall, upon written notice
of the Air Pollution Control Officer, provide a summary of the data obtained from such systems. This summary of
the data shall be in the form and manner prescribed by the Air Pollution Control Officer. The summary of the data
shall be available for public inspection at the office of the Air Pollution Control District.
Records from the monitoring equipment shall be kept by the owner or operator for a
period of two years, during which time they shall be available to the Air Pollution Control Officer in such form
as he directs.
- A violation of emission standards of these Rules and Regulations, as shown by
the stack monitoring system, shall be reported to the Air Pollution Control Officer within 96 hours.
- The owner or operator shall notify the Air Pollution Control Officer of the intent
to shut down any monitoring equipment at least 24 hours prior to the event.
- The Air Pollution Control Officer shall inspect, as he determines to be necessary,
the monitoring devices required by this Rule to ensure that such devices are functioning properly.
- The Air Pollution Control Officer may require that disclosures required under
this Rule be certified by a professional engineer registered in the State of California. Studies necessary to provide
such information shall be made at the expense of the person causing the emissions.