NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 230 - ACTION ON APPLICATIONS
The Control Officer shall act promptly on an application for an Authority to Construct, Modify, Replace, Operate or Use, and shall notify the applicant in writing by mail or in person, of the action taken; namely approval, conditional approval, or denial. Notice of action taken shall be deemed to have been given when the written notification has been deposited in the mail, postpaid, addressed to the address shown on the application, or when personally delivered to the applicant or his representative.
In acting upon any application for an Authority to Construct involving indirect sources or new or modified stationary sources of air contaminants subject to the requirements of Rule 220(b), the Control Officer shall provide for public notice in accordance with the provisions of said rule.
(a) General Approval
The Control Officer shall grant an Authority to Construct only after he has determined that the new or modified stationary source of air contaminants:
NOTE: The variance provisions of the California Health and Safety Code do not apply to sources or emissions subject to the requirements of Rules 490 & 492.
(b) New Source Approval
(c) Denial of Application
The Control Officer shall deny an Authority to Construct for any new or modified stationary source of air contaminants which does not meet the requirements specified in Rule 230. In the event of such denial, the Control Officer shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons therefore. Service of this notification may be made in person or by mail, addressed to the applicant at the address set forth on the application, and such service may be proved by the written acknowledgement of the persons served or affidavit of the person making the service. The Control Officer shall not accept a further application unless the applicant has satisfied the requirements which were the basis for denial of the Authority to Construct.
(d) Conditional Approval
The Control Officer may issue an Authority to Construct, subject to conditions which will assure the operation of any equipment or stationary source within the applicable standards set forth in these regulations, in which case, the conditions shall be specified in writing. Commencing work under such an Authority to Construct shall be deemed acceptance of all conditions so specified. No conditional approval may be granted for any proposed stationary source that would violate the general approval requirements of Rule 230(a)(2) with respect to a federal, state, or local ambient air quality standard unless all the following conditions are met for the applicable (violating) pollutant:
The Control Officer may issue an Authority to Construct with revised conditions upon receipt of a new application, if the applicant demonstrates that the equipment or stationary source can operate within the standards of these regulations under the revised conditions.