IMPERIAL COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT


RULE 208 - PERMIT TO OPERATE
(Adopted 3/17/80; revised 9/14/99)

A. Inspection

Upon acceptance of an application for a Permit to Operate, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall inspect the facility for which the permit is applied and conduct other evaluations as necessary to insure that the facility has been constructed or installed and will operate so as to comply with all of the provisions and conditions of the Authority to Construct permit and all applicable laws, rules, standards, and guidelines.

A single Permit to Operate may be issued for all components of an integrated system or process, or separate Permits to Operate may be issued for distinct Equipment or processes within a Project.

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall insure that all emissions from a Project will be subject to a Permit to Operate. The Air Pollution Control Officer may require a general Permit to Operate for the entire Project in addition to those for individual Sources.

B. Approval

After inspecting the facility or Equipment for which a Permit to Operate has been applied for, and finding such Equipment or facility to be in compliance with all required provisions, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall approve the permit.

C. No Authority to Construct Permit

C.1 Existing facilities for which no valid Authority to Construct permit exists, may be issued a Permit to Operate after being subject to the review, processing, fees, and time limits for an Authority to Construct permits in addition to the requirements for a Permit to Operate.

C.2 Certain movable, or mobile equipment (such as pavement burners) may be issued a combined Permit to Operate and Authority to Construct, where there will be no construction, installation, or establishment of a Stationary Source, and where manufacturers specifications and other information provided with the Permit to Operate application provides the Air Pollution Control Officer with an adequate basis to assess the emissions and impacts of the Equipment. Conditions as appropriate may be required.