Enforcement Advisory: #135: Continuous Emission Monitoring Reporting

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Advisory

Continuous Emission Monitoring Reporting

Number 135

January 1996


CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING - REPORTING


The purpose of this advisory is to review the reporting requirements for stationary sources operating with continuous emission monitoring devices (CEMs). In addition, it will alert you to the reporting requirements for districts receiving excess emission reports from these sources.

Health and Safety Code Section 42706 imposes reporting requirements on the operator of any stationary source required by a district to install and operate a CEM and on the local districts receiving these reports. The operator must report to the district within 96 hours any violation of any applicable emission standard reflected in the CEM records. This includes all violations recorded by monitors required by local, state, or federal regulations. The district, in turn, must report the violation to the ARB within five (5) working days after receiving the report of violation from the operator.
 
Although the Section 42706 reporting requirements are mandatory in all instances, many districts have not adequately responded to these requirements.

Districts may use our fax number (916) 445-5745 to report excess emissions.  The reports should include:

    1. Date of Violation
    2. Source Name and Location
    3. Emission Point
    4. Pollutant Monitored
    5. Rule Violated
    6. Emission Limit
    7. Level of Excess
    8. District action take or planned (where action has not been taken
      at the time of the report, a follow-up report should be made).


A suggested reporting form has been attached. If you have any questions, please call Mr. James McCormack at (916) 324-8020 or Mr. Carl Brown at (916) 323-8417.
 

James R. Ryden, Chief
Enforcement Division
California Air Resources Board
P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812
CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING - EXCESS EMISSION REPORT

To:

  Air Resources Board
Enforcement Division
Attention: Verna Ruiz
Fax: (916) 44-5745

From:

   
 

The following excess emission report * is submitted as required by Health and Safety Code Section 42706:    

DATE/TIME PERIOD

FACILITY/

LOCATION

PERMIT UNIT

POLLUTANT

RULE

LIMIT

EXCESS

CAUSE

APCD ACTION TAKEN OR PLANNED

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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