KERN COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 201 - PERMITS REQUIRED
(Adopted 4/18/72, Amended 3/19/74, 6/29/81, 4/25/83, 5/2/96)
I. Authority to Construct
Any person building, altering or replacing any equipment, the use of which may cause the issuance of air contaminants or the use of which may eliminate or reduce or control the issuance of air contaminants, shall first obtain authorization for such construction from the Control Officer. An Authority to Construct shall remain in effect until the Permit to Operate the equipment for which the application was filed is granted, denied, or canceled.
II. Permit to Operate
Before any new or modified equipment described in Subsection I. or any existing equipment so described may be operated, a written permit shall be obtained from the Control Officer. No Permit to Operate shall be granted either by the Control Officer or the Hearing Board for any equipment described in Subsection I., constructed or installed without authorization as required by Subsection I., until the information required is presented to the Control Officer and such equipment is altered, if necessary, and made to conform to standards set forth in Rule 208 (Standards for Granting Application) and elsewhere in these Rules and Regulations.
A. New Equipment - A person shall notify the Control Officer before operating or using equipment granted an Authority to Construct. Upon such notification, the Authority to Construct shall serve as a temporary Permit to Operate for the equipment until the Permit to Operate is granted or denied. The equipment shall not be operated contrary to conditions specified in the Authority to Construct and testing requirements shall be satisfied.
B. Modified Equipment - An Authority to Construct granted to modify equipment having a valid Permit to Operate shall serve as a temporary Permit to Operate for the equipment until a new Permit to Operate is granted or denied. The modified equipment shall not be operated contrary to the conditions specified in the Authority to Construct and a person shall notify the Control Officer when construction of the modification has been completed.
C. Existing Equipment - When an application for Permit to Operate is filed for existing equipment, the application shall serve as a temporary Permit to Operate for the equipment. If the equipment was previously operated under a Permit to Operate and has not been altered, it shall not be operated under a temporary Permit to Operate contrary to the conditions specified in the previous Permit to Operate.
III. Posting of Permit to Operate
A person who has been granted under Subsection II. a Permit to Operate any equipment described in Subsection II., shall firmly affix such Permit to Operate, an approved facsimile, or other approved identification bearing the permit number upon the article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance, in such a manner as to be clearly visible and accessible. In the event the equipment is so constructed or operated that the Permit to Operate cannot be so placed, the Permit to Operate shall be mounted so as to be clearly visible in an accessible place within 25 feet of the equipment or maintained readily available at all times on the operating premises.
IV. Altering of Permit
A person shall not willfully deface, alter, forge, counterfeit, or falsify a Permit to Operate any equipment.