SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
RULE 328 - CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING
(Adopted 6/27/1977, readopted 10/23/1978)
Definitions used shall be those given in 40 CFR, Part 51, or equivalent definitions established by mutual agreement of the District, the California Air Resources Board, and Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Exemptions may be granted to sources:
b) Oxygen or carbon monoxide
c) Sulfur dioxide (only for steam generators utilizing control equipment to reduce emissions to District requirements).
d) Opacity monitoring - opacity monitoring shall not be required where gaseous fuel is the only fuel burned, or where oil or a mixture of gas and oil is the only fuel burned and the source can meet particulate and opacity regulation without collection equipment and the source has not been found, through administrative or judicial proceedings, to be in violation of regulations for nuisance, opacity or particulate emissions.
c. Sulfuric acid plants shall continuously monitor sulfur dioxide.
d. New fluid bed cokers with feed rates greater than 1,590,000 liters (10,000 Bbls) per day shall continuously monitor sulfur dioxide.
e. CO boilers of regenerators of fluid bed catalytic cracking units shall continuously monitor sulfur dioxide.
f. Fluid bed catalytic cracking units shall continuously monitor sulfur dioxide and opacity.
b. The California Air Resources Board has determined and specified, pursuant to Health and Safety Code, Sections 42701 and 42702, that monitoring equipment is available, technologically feasible, and economically reasonable for the type of stationary source in question; and
c. After considering all of the relevant circumstances, the Control Officer has determined that requiring such monitoring equipment is necessary and reasonable. In making such determination, the Control Officer shall, without limitations, consider the economic impact on the stationary source and the extent to which similar emission information may be obtained through other less costly methods or reporting procedures with comparable accuracy and control.
4. All monitoring devices shall be equipped with a continuously operating chart recorder. The chart recordings shall be annotated with date, time and operator's initials at the following times:
b. At the beginning of each start-up and shut-down of the process equipment.
c. Anytime any change is made to the monitor and/or its recorder.
d. Anytime there is a process rate change.
6. The owner or operator shall permit the Control Officer to inspect the monitoring equipment during regular business hours to insure that it is functioning properly and that calibration references used for zeroing or spanning are traceable to the National Bureau of Standards.
7. Information regarding the monitoring equipment, the recorded data and other records relating to the monitoring shall be made available to the District upon request.
D. Discontinuance of In-Stack Monitoring
The Control Officer may consent to the discontinuance of the monitoring system when it appears that the reasons for monitoring no longer exist.
E. Appeals to Hearing Board
Within thirty (30) days after receiving notice to install in-stack monitoring system, or at any time after monitoring starts, the owner or operator may request the Hearing Board to determine whether the conditions of C.1 and C.2 exist, the equipment required is appropriate; and the terms and conditions of operation are appropriate. The Control Officer's notice to install shall be suspended until decision by the Hearing Board.
F. Records Maintenance
Owners or operators subject to this Rule shall maintain, for a period of at least two years:
b. Performance testing, evaluations, calibrations, checks, adjustments, and maintenance of any continuous emission monitors that have been installed pursuant to these Rules.
G. Reporting Requirements
Owners or operators subject to this Rule shall:
2. Report to the Control Officer, within 48 hours after occurrence, the violation of any emission standard to which the stationary source is required to conform.
3. Submit a quarterly written report during the first week of each calendar quarter, to include:
2) Monitoring system repair and adjustments.
c. Reports on opacity violations shall provide:
2) Average values may be obtained by integration over the averaging period or by arithmetically averaging a minimum of four equally spaced instantaneous opacity measurements each minute. Any time period exempted shall be considered before determining the excess averages of opacity.
Negative declarations shall be submitted quarterly when no excess emissions have occurred.
H. Data Reporting Criteria Guidelines
2. Reporting criteria for other pollutants - to be supplied.
3. Data Reduction: Data shall be reduced according to 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix P, Paragraph 5.0 to 5.3.3.
Instrumentation required under this Rule shall meet the requirements of the sections below. In the event of conflicting requirements or standards, the strictest or most rigorous requirement shall be followed.
b. Specifications for the calibration standard (gas). The calibration standard value shall be certified by a method approved by the District at a frequency of not less than once every three months.
Sulfuric Acid Plants: Section 60.84 CFR.
Nitric Acid Plants: Section 60.73 CFR.
Petroleum Refineries: Section 60.105 CFR.
4. Cycling times shall be those specified in 40 CFR 60, Appendix P, Sections 3.4, 3.4.1 and 3.4.2.
5. SO2 and NOx monitors shall meet the applicable performance specification requirements in 40 CFR, Part 51, Appendix P, and Part 60, Appendix B.
6. CO2 and O2 monitors shall meet the performance specification requirements in CFR 40, Part 51, Appendix P, and Part 60.
7. Opacity monitors shall meet the performance specification requirements in CFR 40, Part 51, Appendix P, and part 60, Appendix B.
8. Minimum Instrument Specifications:
|Accuracy*||20% of the mean value of the reference method test data|
|Calibration Error*||5% of each (50%, 90%) calibration gas mixture value|
|Zero Drift (2 hour)*||2% of span|
|Zero Drift (24 hour)||2% of span|
|Calibration Drift (2 hour)*||2% of span|
|Calibration Drift (24 hour)*||2.5% of span|