SAN DIEGO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

Rule 20 was amended on 9/19/84 to implement the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program (PSD), and became effective on 11/21/85 upon EPA delegation of the authority to implement & enforce the PSD Program.

RULE 20 - STANDARDS FOR GRANTING PERMITS
(EPA Delegation Effective 11/21/85; Revision Effective 4/25/89)

(a) The Air Pollution Control Officer shall deny an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate or Use or Permit to Sell or Rent, except as provided in Rule 21, if the applicant does not show that every article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, 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, is so designed, controlled or equipped with such equipment, that it may be expected to operate in compliance with Sections 41700, 41701 and 44300 (et. seq) of the Health and Safety Code, and Rules 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.6, 20.7 and other requirements of these Rules and Regulations. [Rev. Effective 4/25/89]

(b) Before an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is granted, the Air Pollution Control Officer may require the applicant to 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 article, machine, equipment or other contrivance described in the Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate. 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, the access to the sampling platform; and the utilities for operating the sampling and testing equipment. The platform and access shall be constructed in accordance with the General Industrial Safety Orders of the State of California.

(c) In acting upon a Permit to Operate, if the Air Pollution Control Officer finds that the article, machine, equipment or other contrivance has not been constructed in accordance with the Authority to Construct, he shall deny the Permit to Operate. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall not accept any further application for Permit to Operate the article, machine, equipment or other contrivance so constructed until he finds that the article, machine, equipment or other contrivance has been constructed in accordance with the Authority to Construct.