NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
All permit requirements and procedures covered by this chapter are and shall be interpreted in accordance with the provisions of the Clean Air Act of 1977; the Code of Federal Regulations 52.21 (August 7, 1980); Division 26 of the California Health and Safety Code; and the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970, as applicable, to comply with the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).
RULE 200 - PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
(a) Authority to Construct or Modify
A written authorization shall be obtained from the District prior to starting construction, modification, operation or use of any stationary or indirect source which may cause, potentially cause, reduce, control or eliminate the emission of air contaminants. A single authorization may be issued for all components of an integrated system or process. An Authority to Construct shall remain in effect for one (1) year or until a Permit to Operate is issued or denied, or the application is canceled at the request of the applicant, whichever occurs first. If the Authority to Construct expires prior to issuance of a Permit to Operate, the authorization may be extended by the applicant submitting an annual renewal fee per Rule 300(f). Construction not in accordance with this Authority to Construct shall be sufficient reason to deny a Permit to Operate.
All applications for an Authority to Construct, Erect, Modify, Replace, Operate or Use any equipment or indirect source which may cause, potentially cause, reduce, control, or eliminate the emission of air contaminants, shall be filed at the office of the District or its designated agent for accepting applications, except as provided in Rule 220(c) for new power plants. Such application shall contain all information requested by the District from the list adopted pursuant to "AB 884" (1977). Upon request of the Control Officer, any existent stationary source of air contaminant emissions, actual or potential, shall apply for a Permit to Operate from the District. The applicant for an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate shall pay the fees as specified in Chapter III-Fees.
(c) Preliminary Determinations
In acting upon an application for an Authority to Construct, the Control Officer shall make the following determinations:
(d) General Exemptions
An Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate shall be required for all new or modified plants, equipment, process operations or indirect sources which may emit air contaminants with the following exceptions:
No exemption from the requirements listed herein under Rule 200(d) for an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate may be allowed for any individual source which is subject to new source review in accordance with Rule 220(b).