EL DORADO COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

 

Rule 603 Permit Requirements.
ADOPTED 8/31/93
AMENDED: 4/25/95 

603.1 General
Any person building, altering, or replacing any source of air contaminants shall first obtain an Authority to Construct from the A.P.C.O. An Authority to Construct shall remain in effect until the Permit to Operate for that source for which the application was filed is either granted or denied or until termination pursuant to other provisions of this Regulation.
 
603.2 Authority to Construct
Fees: See Rule 607.1
Before any person builds, erects, alters, replaces, operates, or uses any article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance which may cause the issuance of air contaminants, such person shall first obtain an Authority to Construct for each source from the A.P.C.O. An Authority to Construct shall remain in effect until the Permit to Operate for that source for which the application was filed is either granted, denied or until termination pursuant to other provisions of this Regulation.
 
603.3 Analysis Fees
Fees: See Rule 607.1
Whenever the A.P.C.O. finds that an analysis of the emission from any source is necessary to determine the extent and amount of pollutants being discharged into the atmosphere, he may request all analysis and data be furnished by the applicant. The A.P.C.O. may request another engineer to evaluate. The applicant will be required to pay all costs for engineer evaluation, which apply and such charges not to exceed the actual costs. This charge will be separate from any other fees.
 
603.4 Permit to Operate.
Fees: See Rule 607.1
No Permit to Operate shall be granted by the A.P.C.O. or Hearing Board for any source constructed or modified without an approved Authority to Construct.
 
603.5 Conditional Permit.
Conditions may be imposed upon any permit where such conditions are necessary to retain emission limits to within ambient air quality standard established by Federal and or State agencies, and these rules and regulations or as A/O.C.O. may deem necessary to insure compliance. Revisions to permit conditions may be necessary due to problems with operations or emissions, if greater than calculated. When revisions to permit conditions are necessary, a new permit will be issued and fees charged, also a new anniversary date will be established for permit to operate.
 
603.6 Duplicate Permit.
Fee: See Rule 607.1
Such a request shall be made in writing to the A.P.C.O., containing the reason a duplication is being requested. When the owner or operator is aware that a permit to operate has been destroyed, defaced or lost, a duplicate shall be requested within 10 working days of such knowledge.
 
603.7 Permit Granted by Hearing Board.
In the event that Permit is granted by the Hearing Board after denial by the A.P.C.O., the provisions of Rule 603 hereof shall apply.

603.8 Cancellation or Denial of Permit.
If an application for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate is canceled or if an Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate is denied and such denial becomes final, the filing fee required herein shall not be refunded and will not be applied to any subsequent application.

603.9 Alterations, Additions, Revisions, or Modifications in Equipment.
Where an application is filed for an Authority to Construct or a Permit to Operate exclusively involving alterations or additions resulting in a change to any existing article, machine, equipment, the applicant shall be assessed a fee based upon the increase from such alternations or additions, as described in the fee schedules contained herein. Where there is no change or there is a decrease in such rating, the applicant shall pay only the amount of the filing fee required therein. Where a new permit is granted because of alterations or additions to equipment, the annual renewal fee will be calculated on the basis of the new rating and will continue to be due and payable on the anniversary date of the original permit.
 
603.10 Technical Reports.
Fee: See Rule 607.1
Charges for District rules and regulations, technical reports or data as compiled by the District shall not exceed the reasonable cost of preparing and distribution. Request should be in writing to the A.P.C.O.