AMAAPCD RULE 102 DEFINITIONS                                                  
LAST REVISED 11/11/11

         
RULE 102 Definitions.  Except as otherwise specifically provided  
        in these Rules, and except where the context otherwise   
        indicates, words used in these Rules are used in exactly 
        the same sense as the same words are used in the Health  
        and Safety Code of the State of California.

          Agricultural Burning.  (a)  Any open outdoor fire used
          in agricultural operations necessary for the growing of
          crops or raising of fowl or animals, or in forest
          management or range improvement; or used in the
          improvement of land for wildlife and game habitat, or
          in disease or pest prevention,  (b)  Any open outdoor
          fire used in the operation or maintenance of a system
          for the delivery of water for purposes specified in
          subdivision (a) of this definition.  Rule 307 shall not
          apply to such burning.

          Agricultural Operation.  The growing and harvesting of
          crops, or raising of fowl or animals for the primary
          purpose of making a profit, or providing a livelihood,
          or the conduction of agricultural research or
          instruction by an educational institution.

          Agricultural Wastes.  Are (a) unwanted or unsalable
          materials produced wholly from agricultural operations
          and  (b) materials not produced from agricultural
          operations, but which are intimately related to the
          growing or harvesting of crops and which are used in
          the field, such as fertilizer and pesticide sacks or
          containers where the sacks or containers are emptied in
          the field.  This does not include, however, such items
          as shop wastes. demolition materials, garbage, oil
          filters, tires, pallets, and the like.

          Air Contaminant or Pollutant.  Any discharge, release,
          or other propagation into the atmosphere directly, or
          indirectly, caused by man and includes, but is not
          limited to, smoke, dust, charred paper, soot, grime,
          carbon, noxious acids, fumes, gases, odors, or
          particulate matter, or any combination thereof.

          Air Pollution Control Officer.  The Air Pollution
          Control Officer of the Air Pollution Control District
          of Amador County.

          Allowable Emissions.  The emission rate calculated
          using     the  maximum design capacity of the source   
          unless the     source is subject to Permit to Operate
          conditions which    limit the operating rate or hours
          of operation, or both,        which is  the  most
          stringent of   applicable emission           
          limitations contained in these Rules and Regulations or
          the  emission  rate, if any, specified as a Permit to
          Operate        condition.     

          Alteration.  Any addition to, enlargement of,
          replacement of, or any major modification or change of
          the design, capacity, process, or arrangement, or any
          increase in the connected loading of equipment or
          control apparatus, which will significantly increase or
          affect the kind or amount of air contaminants emitted.

          Approved Ignition Devices.  Means those instruments or
          materials that will ignite open fires without the
          production of black smoke by the ignition device, this
          would include such items as liquid petroleum gas (LPG),
          butane, propane, or diesel oil burners, flares, or
          other similar material as approved by the Air Pollution
          Control Officer.  This does not include tires, tar, tar
          paper, oil and other similar materials.

          A.R.B.  The California Air Resources Board, or any
          person authorized to act on its behalf.

          Atmosphere.  The air that envelops or surrounds the
          earth.  Where air pollutants are emitted into a
          building not designed specifically as a piece of air
          pollution control equipment, such emissions into the
          building shall be considered to be an emission into the
          atmosphere.

          Attainment Pollutant.  A criteria pollutant in an Air
          Pollution Control District or sub-District zone
          designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as an
          attainment area or unclassified area for such
          pollutant.

          Baseline Concentration.  The ambient concentration
          level reflecting actual air quality as monitored or
          modeled as of (1) January 1, 1981, minus any
          contribution from major stationary facilities and major
          modifications on which construction commenced on or
          after January 5, 1975, or attainment pollutants; and
          (2) the date an application for an Authority to
          Construct is deemed complete by the Air Pollution
          Control Officer for nonattainment pollutants.

          Best Available Control Technology.  An emission
          limitation,based on the maximum degree of    
          reduction for a criteria pollutant or precursor which  
          would be emitted from any source or modification which
          the Air Pollution Control Officer, on a case-by-case
          basis, taking into account energy, environmental and
          economic impacts, and other costs, determines is
          achievable for such source or modification through
          application of production processes or available
          control methods, systems, and techniques, for such
          pollutant.  In no case shall application of best
          available control technology result in emissions of any
          pollutant or precursor which would exceed the emissions
          allowed by 40 CFR Part 60 and 61.  If the Air Pollution
          Control Officer determines that technological or
          economic limitations on the application of measurement
          technology to a particular class of sources would make
          the imposition of an emission standard infeasible, he
          may instead prescribe a design equipment, work practice
          or operations standard, or combination thereof.  Such
          standard shall, to the degree possible, set forth the  
          emission reduction achievable by implementation of such
          design, equipment, work practice or operation and shall
          provide for compliance by means which achieve          
          equivalent results. 

          Board.  The Amador County Air Pollution Control Board.

          Breakdown Condition.  An unforeseeable failure or
          malfunction of (1) any air pollution control equipment
          or related operating equipment which causes a violation
          of any emission limitation or restriction prescribed by
          these Rules and Regulations, or by State law, or (2)
          any in-stack continuous monitoring equipment, where
          such failure or malfunction:

          A.  Is not the result of neglect or disregard of any    
              air pollution control law or rule or regulation;    
                and
          B.  Is not intentional or the result of negligence; and
          C.  Is not the result of improper maintenance; and
          D.  Does not constitute a nuisance; and
          E.  Is not a recurrent breakdown of the same equipment.

          Brush Treated.  The material has been felled, crushed
          or uprooted with mechanical equipment, or has been
          desiccated with herbicides.

          Combustible or Flammable Waste.  Means any garbage,
          rubbish, trash, rags, paper, boxes, crates, excelsior,
          ashes, offal, carcass of a dead animal, petroleum
          product waste or any other combustible or flammable
          refuse material.

          Combustion Contaminant.  Any particulate matter
          discharged into the atmosphere from the burning of any
          material which contains carbon in either the free or
          combined state.

          Condensed Fumes.  Particulate matter generated by the
          condensation of vapors evolved after the volatilization
          from the molten liquid state, generated by sublimation,
          distillation, calcination or chemical reaction, when
          these processes create airborne particles.

          Criteria Pollutant.  An air pollutant regulated by a
          national ambient air quality standard contained within
          40 CFR Part 50.

          Designated Agency.  Any agency designated by the ARB
          and Amador County Air Pollution Control District as
          having authority to issue Agricultural Burn Permits.

          District.  Is the Air Pollution Control District of
          Amador County.

          Dust.  Minute solid particles released into the air by
          natural forces or by mechanical processes such as
          crushing, grinding, milling, drilling, demolishing,
          shoveling, conveying, covering, bagging, sweeping, or
          other similar processes.

          Emission.  The act of releasing or discharging air
          contaminants into the ambient air from any source.

          Emission Data.  Are measured or calculated
          concentrations or weights of air contaminants emitted
          into the ambient air.  Production data used to
          calculate emission data are not emission data.
          Emission Point.  The place, located in a horizontal
          plane and vertical elevation, at which and emission
          enters the atmosphere.

          Facility.  Any source or collection of source of air
          contaminants which are located on one or more
          contiguous or adjacent properties within the District
          and which is owned, operated, or under shared
          entitlement to be used by the same person.  Items of
          air contaminant emitting equipment shall be considered
          aggregated into the same facility and items of non-air
          contaminant emitting equipment shall be considered
          associated only if:

          A. The operation of each item of equipment is
             dependent upon, or affects the process or, the
             others; and
          B. The operation of all such items of equipment
             involves a common raw material or product.

          Federal Land Manager.  The Secretary of the United
          States Department with authority over applicable
          federal lands, his authorized representative, or the
          President of the United States.

          Flue.  Any duct or passage for air, gases, or the like,
          such as a stack or chimney.

          Forest Management Burning.  Means the use of open
          fires, as part of a forest management practice, to
          remove forest debris.  Forest management practice
          include timber operations, silvicultural practices or
          forest protection practices.

          Fossil Fuel-Fired Generator.  Means a furnace or boiler
          used in the process of burning fossil fuel for the
          primary purpose of producing steam by heat transfer. 
          "Fossil fuel" means natural gas, petroleum, coal, and
          any form of solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel derived from
          such materials.

          Fugitive Dust.  Solid particulate matter that becomes
          airborne, other than that emitted from an exhaust
          stack, as a direct result of operation of a facility.

          Hearing Board.  The appellate review board of any
          county or regional air pollution control district as
          provided for in the Health and Safety Code of the State
          of California.

          Incineration.  An operation in which combustion is
          carried on for the principal purpose, or with the
          principal result of, oxidizing a waste material to
          reduce its bulk or facilitate its removal.

          Incinerator.  Means any furnace or other closed fire
          chamber used to dispose of combustible waste by burning
          and from which the products of combustion are directed
          through a flue or chimney.

          Installation.  The placement, assemblage, or
          construction of equipment or control apparatus at the
          premises where the equipment or control apparatus will
          be used, including all preparatory work at such
          premises.

          Institutional Facility.  Means any hospital, boarding
          home, school, or like facility.

          Lowest Achievable Emission Rate.  For any source, the
          most stringent of:

          A. The most effective emission limitation which the
             Environmental Protection Agency certified is
             contained in the implementation plan of any state
             approved under the Clean Air Act for such class or
             category of source, unless the owner or operator of
             the proposed source demonstrates to the
             satisfaction of the Air Pollution Control Officer
             that such limitation is not achievable; or
          B. The most effective emissions control technique
             which has been achieved in practice, for such
             category or class of source; or
          C. Any other emission control technique found, after
             public hearing, by the Air Pollution Control
             Officer to be technologically feasible and cost
             effective for such class or category of sources or
             for a specific source.

          In no event shall the application of lowest achievable
          emission rate allow for emissions in excess of those
          allowable under 40 CFR Part 60.

          Major Facility.  Any facility which actually emits or
          has the potential to emit, when operating at maximum
          design capacity, 100 tons per year or 1000 pounds per
          day, or more, or a criteria pollutant or precursor.

          Major Modification.  Any modification of a facility
          which increases the actual emission or potential to
          emit a criteria pollutant or precursor by 100 tons per
          year or 1000 pounds per day or more.  Emission
          increases shall include all accumulated increases in
          actual emissions or potential to emit at the facility
          since January 1, 1981, or since the date of issuance of
          the most recent Authority to Construct for initial
          construction or major modification of the facility.

          Modification.  Any physical change in, change in method
          of operation of, or addition to an existing stationary
          source, except that routine maintenance or repair shall
          not be considered to be a physical change.  A change in
          the method of operation, unless previously limited by a
          Permit to Operate condition, shall not include:

          A. An increase in the production rate, if such
             increase does not exceed the operating design
             capacity of the source.
          B. An increase in the hours of operation.
          C. A change in ownership of a source.

          Multiple Chamber Incinerator.  Any article, machine,
          equipment, contrivance, structure or part of a
          structure used to dispose of combustible refuse by
          burning, consisting of three or more refractory-lined
          combustion furnaces in series, physically separated by
          refractory walls, inter-connected by gas passage ports
          or ducts employing adequate design parameters necessary
          for maximum combustion of the material to be burned.

          No-Burn Day.  Means any day on which agricultural
          burning is prohibited by the ARB, the Air Pollution
          Control Officer or the fire agency with appropriate
          jurisdiction.

          Nonattainment Pollutant.  A criteria pollutant in an
          air pollution control district or sub-district zone
          designated by the Environmental Protection Agency as a
          nonattainment area for that pollutant.

          Open Out-Door Fire.  As used in this regulation means: 
          Combustion of any combustible material of any type,
          outdoors in the open air, where the product of
          combustion is not directed through a flue.

          Operation.  Any physical action resulting in a change
          in the location, form or physical properties of a
          material, or any chemical action resulting in a change
          in the chemical composition or the chemical properties
          of a material.

          Orchard or Citrus Heaters.  Any article, machine,
          equipment, or other contrivance, burning any type of
          fuel or material capable of emitting air contaminants,
          used or capable of being used for the purpose of giving
          protection from frost damage.

          Owner or Operator.  Means any person who owns,
          operates, controls or supervises an affected facility,
          or a stationary source of which an affected facility is
          a part.

          Particulate Matter.  Is any material except uncombined
          water, which can exist in a finely divided form as a
          liquid or solid at standard conditions.

          Permissive Burn Day.  Means any day on which
          agricultural burning is not prohibited by the ARB.

          Person.  Any person, firm, association, organization,
          partnership, business trust, corporation, company,
          contractor, supplier, installer, operator, user or
          owner, any government agency or public district, or
          employee thereof.

          Potential to Emit.  The quantity of emissions that a
          source is capable of emitting at maximum design
          capacity calculated on the assumption that air
          pollution control equipment incorporated into the
          design of the source will function in the manner
          reasonably anticipated when the calculation is made.

          ppm.  Parts per million by volume expressed on a dried
          gas basis.

          Precursor.  A directly emitted pollutant that, when
          released into the atmosphere, forms or causes to be
          formed or contributes to the formation of a secondary
          pollutant which is a criteria pollutant.  The following
          precursor-pollutant transformations shall be included
          in the determination of secondary pollutant
          concentrations:  non-methane hydrocarbons - ozone;
          nitrogen oxides - nitrogen dioxide; sulfur oxides -
          sulfur dioxide.

          Process Weight Per Hour.  The total weight, including
          contained moisture, of all materials introduced into
          any specific process, which process may cause discharge
          into the atmosphere.  Solid fuels charged will be
          considered as part of the process weight, but liquid
          and gaseous fuels and combustion air will not.  (The
          process weight per hour will be derived by dividing the
          total process weight by the number of hours in one
          complete operation from the beginning of any given
          process to the completion thereof, excluding any time
          during which the equipment is idle.)

          Public Record.  Means any record made available to the
          public by law containing information relating to the
          conduct of the public's business that is prepared,
          owned, used, or retained by the District, except "trade
          secrets" as defined in Rule 514.C, Regulation V.

          Range Improvement Burning.  Means the use of open fires
          to remove vegetation for a wildlife, game, or livestock
          habitat or for the initial establishment of an
          agricultural practice on previously uncultivated land.

          Record.  Means handwriting, typewriting, printing,
          photostating, photographing, and every other means of
          recording upon any form of communication or
          representation, including letters, words, pictures,
          sounds, or symbols, or any combination thereof, and all
          papers, maps, magnetic or paper tapes, photographic
          films and prints, magnetic or punched cards, drums, and
          other documents.

          Residential Rubbish.  Rubbish originating from a single
          or two family dwelling on its premises, limited to the
          following material:  wood, paper, cloth, cardboard,
          tree trimmings, leaves, lawn clippings, and dry plants.

          Resource Recovery Facility.  Any facility at which
          solid waste is processed for the purpose of extracting,
          converting to energy, or otherwise separating and
          preparing solid waste for reuse.  Energy conversion
          facilities must utilize solid waste to provide 80% of
          the heat input to be considered a resource recovery
          facility.

          Secondary Emissions.  Emissions within the District
          from (1) all cargo carriers, excluding motor vehicles
          as defined in the Vehicle Code, which load or unload at
          a facility, and (2) all off-site support facilities
          which would be constructed as a result of construction
          or modification of a facility.

          Section.  As used in these Rules and Regulations,
          unless some other code is specifically mentioned, all
          section references are to the Health and Safety Code as
          such code reads on January 1, 1976.

          Silvicultural Practices.  Means the establishment,
          development, care, and reproduction of stands of
          timber.

          Solid Waste Dump.  Means any accumulation for the
          purpose of disposal of any solid waste.

          Source.  Any machine, equipment, apparatus, device,
          process, or combination thereof, which emits, or may
          emit air contaminants to the atmosphere through a
          common duct or vent to a single emission point.

          Source Operation.  The last operation preceding the
          emission of an air contaminant, which operation (a)
          results in the separation of the air contaminants from
          the process materials, or in the conversion of the
          process materials into air contaminants, as in the case
          of combustion of fuel, and (b) is not an air pollutant
          abatement operation.

          Standard Conditions.  As used in these regulations,
          "Standard Conditions" are a gas temperature of 60
          degrees Fahrenheit and a gas pressure of 14.7 pounds
          per square inch absolute.  Results of all analysis and
          tests shall be calculated and reported at this gas
          temperature and pressure.

          Standard Cubic Foot of Gas.  The amount of gas that
          would occupy a volume of one (1) cubic foot, if free of
          water vapor, at standard conditions.

          Tahoe Basin.  Means that area, within the State of
          California, as defined by the California Nevada
          Interstate Compact, Article 11, Paragraph C, as
          contained in Section 5976 of the State Water Code.

          Temporary Source.  Any source or activity causing
          emissions which operates within a single air pollution
          control district for less than two (2) years in any ten
          (10) year period, including, but not limited to, pilot
          plants, portable facilities and construction
          activities.

          Timber Operations.  Means cutting or removal of timber
          or other forest vegetation.

          Total Reduced Sulfur (TRS).  Total reduced sulfur
          contained in hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, dimethyl
          sulfide, dimethyl disulfide or other organic compounds,
          all expressed as hydrogen sulfide.  Sulfur dioxide,
          sulfur trioxide, or sulfuric acid are not to be
          included in the determination of TRS.