SHASTA COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 2:1A. - PERMITS REQUIRED
(Amended 5-8-84)

a. Authority to Construct

Any person who is building, erecting, altering, or replacing any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, or multi-component system including same, portable or stationary and who is not exempt under Section 42310 of the California Health and Safety Code, the use of which may cause the issuance of air contaminants, shall first obtain written authority for such construction from the Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO).

b. Permit to Operate

  1. Before any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance, or multi-component system including same, portable or stationary, not exempt under Section 42310, the use of which may cause the issuance of air contaminants, may be operated or used, a written permit shall be obtained from the APCO.
    1. Permits to Operate shall be valid for a period of one year and shall expire on the anniversary date of their issuance. Permits issued prior to the adoption of this rule shall expire on the next anniversary date of issuance.
      1. The holder of permit with more than one anniversary date may request that annual permit renewal dates be adjusted to a single anniversary date by prorating renewal fees as necessary.
  2. Where an application for or issuance of a permit is pending or in the event of an emergency occurring as a result of an excusable malfunction of a device under permit, the APCO may authorize the operation of the article, machine, equipment, device, or other contrivance or multi-component system for which a permit is sought for periods of time not to exceed sixty (60) days each for the purpose of testing, experimentation, or obtaining necessary data for a permit or correcting a malfunction. No fee or application will be required for such authorization.
  3. No Permit to Operate or use shall be granted by the APCO for such article, machine, equipment, or contrivance if it was constructed or installed without an authority to construct until:

c. Road Emissions Permit (Added 5-8-84)

  1. No owner of real property shall engage in or cause any new land use activity that may or will result in an increase in dust emissions from any unpaved road serving the owner's property unless a Road Emissions Permit is first obtained from the APCO.

    Activities subject to this rule include the use of an unpaved road as access to (a) any new division of real property, or (b) any building site upon which a dwelling unit is constructed or installed or an industrial or commercial use is established or expanded after the effective date of this rule.

  2. All emissions permits issued under this subsection shall require as a condition of the permit that (a) all on-site roads, except internal driveways serving a single dwelling unit, and (b) all offsite access roads for the subdivision or development shall be paved prior to use of the roads by the permittee.

    As used in this rule, a paved road includes (a) necessary sub-base and drainage facilities, and (b) surfacing with asphalt concrete or cement-based concrete.

  3. Enforcement of the provisions of this subsection may be stayed within the City of Redding, City of Anderson, or the unincorporated area of Shasta County if the Board finds that the city council or board of supervisors has adopted and is enforcing within its jurisdiction a regulatory program for subdivisions and land uses served by unpaved roads that will adequately serve the purposes of this subsection.