SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
RULE 3000 - GENERAL
(Adopted October 8, 1993)(Amended August 11, 1995)(Amended November 14, 1997)
The Title V Permit system is the air pollution control permit system required to implement the federal Operating Permit Program as required by Title V of the federal Clean Air Act as amended in 1990. This regulation defines permit application and issuance procedures as well as compliance requirements associated with the program.
(A) correct typographical errors;
(B) record facility ownership and information changes which:
(ii) change ownership or operational control of a source where the District determines that no other change in the permit is necessary, provided that a written agreement containing a specific date for transfer of permit responsibility, coverage, and liability between the current and new holder of the Title V permit has been submitted to the District;
(D) issue a final permit to operate for equipment previously issued a Title V permit to construct, with no change in permit terms and conditions except for the:
(ii) inclusion of changes consistent with subparagraphs (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(B), (b)(1)(C), (b)(1)(E), (b)(1)(F), and (b)(1)(G) of this rule;
(F) remove equipment, provided that equipment removal does not result in an increase in emissions; or,
(G) move equipment within a facility provided that there is no change to permit conditions and that such a move does not require an evaluation of regulatory requirements.
(A) whose air quality may be affected and that are contiguous to the State in which a Title V permit, permit revision or permit renewal is being proposed; or
(B) that are within 50 miles of the permitted facility.
(A) requires immediate corrective action to restore normal operation; and
(B) causes the facility to exceed a technology-based emission limitation under the permit, due to unavoidable increases in emissions attributable to the emergency; and
(C) is not caused by improperly designed equipment, lack of preventative maintenance, careless or improper operation, or operator error.
(ii) does not violate a regulatory requirement;
(iii) does not require any significant change in monitoring terms or conditions in the permit;
(iv) does not require relaxation of any recordkeeping, or reporting requirement, or term, or condition in the permit;
(v) does not result in an emission increase of RECLAIM pollutants over the facility starting Allocation plus nontradeable Allocations, or higher Allocation amount which has previously undergone a significant permit revision process;
(vi) does not result in an increase in emissions of a pollutant subject to Regulation XIII - New Source Review or a hazardous air pollutant;
(vii) does not establish or change a permit condition that the facility has assumed to avoid an applicable requirement;
(viii) is not an installation of a new permit unit subject to a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 60, or a National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 61 or 40 CFR Part 63; and,
(ix) is not a modification or reconstruction of an existing permit unit, resulting in new or additional NSPS requirements pursuant to 40 CFR Part 60, or new or additional NESHAP requirements pursuant to 40 CFR Part 61 or 40 CFR Part 63; or,
(A) routine maintenance and repair;
(B) any change in operator or ownership of the facility;
(C) use of an alternative fuel as required by District rule or federal or State statute, regulation or law;
(D) an increase in the hours of operation or in the production rate, unless a unit specific permit condition limiting hours of operation, throughput or mass emissions would be exceeded; and
(E) for RECLAIM facilities, changes in material selection or formulation, if allowed without a permit revision under Regulation XX - RECLAIM.
(A) Fugitive emissions of VOC, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), oxides of sulfur (SOx), carbon monoxide (CO) or PM-10 unless the source belongs to one of the categories listed in paragraph 2 of the definition of major source in 40 CFR Part 70, Section 70.2. Fugitive emissions of HAPs shall not be excluded from reported HAP emissions.
(B) Emissions from on-road and off-road mobile equipment, as defined in Rule 219 - Equipment Not Requiring A Written Permit Pursuant to Regulation II.
(C) Off-site emissions from portable equipment permitted to operate at various locations.
(D) Emissions from non-road engines, as defined by 40 CFR Part 89, Section 89.2, manufactured on or after November 15, 1990 or another date subsequently determined by EPA.
(E) Emissions from military tactical support equipment registered to operate state-wide pursuant to Article 5 - Portable Engine and Equipment Registration, Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
(A) for a corporation: a president, secretary, treasurer, or vice-president of the corporation in charge of a principal business function, or a person who performs similar policy-making functions for the corporation, or a duly authorized representative provided the representative is responsible for the overall operational control of the facility, and either:
(ii) the facility employs more than 250 persons or has a gross annual sales or expenditures exceeding $25 million in second quarter 1980 dollars.
(C) for a municipality, State, federal, or other public agency: a principal executive officer or ranking elected official.
(D) for Phase II Acid Rain facilities that do not meet the criteria in subparagraphs (b)(26)(A) or (C) of this rule: the designated representative responsible pursuant to Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act.
(A) relaxation of any monitoring, recordkeeping, or reporting requirement, term, or condition in the Title V permit;
(B) the addition of equipment or modification to existing equipment or processes that result in an emission increase of non-RECLAIM pollutants or hazardous air pollutants (HAP) in excess of any of the emission threshold levels in Table 1 of paragraph (b)(6) of this rule;
(C) cumulative emission increases of non-RECLAIM pollutants or hazardous air pollutants from de minimis significant permit revisions during the term of the permit, in excess of any of the emission threshold levels in Table 1 of paragraph (b)(6) of this rule.
For the purposes of this subparagraph, the de minimis levels for HAP and VOC are not additive if the HAP is a VOC. The de minimis levels for HAP and PM-10 are not additive if the HAP is a PM-10. The HAP de minimis level in this section shall be superseded by any lower HAP de minimis level promulgated by the EPA Administrator, or;
(D) any modification at a RECLAIM facility that results in an emission increase of RECLAIM pollutants over the facility's starting Allocation plus the nontradeable Allocations;
(E) requests for a permit shield when such requests are made outside applications for initial permit or permit renewal issuance;
(F) any revision that requires or changes a case-by-case evaluation of: reasonably available control technology (RACT) pursuant to Title I of the federal Clean Air Act; or maximum achievable control technology (MACT) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart B;
(G) any revision that results in a violation of regulatory requirements;
(H) any revision that establishes or changes a permit condition that the facility assumes to avoid an applicable requirement;
(I) installation of new equipment subject to a New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 60, or a National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) pursuant to 40 CFR Part 61 or 40 CFR Part 63; or,
(J) modification or reconstruct