KERAPCD RULE 102 DEFINITIONS 
LAST REVISED 05/00/89


RULE 102  Definitions - Adopted 4/18/72, Amended 1972-75,
8/31/76, Renumbered 5/89

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 Division 26, of the Health and Safety Code.

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

B. 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.

C. Atmosphere  "Atmosphere" means 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
   emission into the building shall be considered an
   emission into the atmosphere.

D. Board  "Board" means the Air Pollution Control Board
   of the Air Pollution Control District of Kern
   County.

E. Combustible Refuse  "Combustible Refuse" is any
   solid or liquid combustible waste material
   containing carbon in a free or combined state.

F. Combustion Contaminants  "Combustion Contaminants"
   are particulate matter discharged into the
   atmosphere from the burning of any kind of material
   containing carbon in a free or combined state.

G. Control Officer  "Control Officer" means the Air
   Pollution Control Officer of the Air Pollution
   Control District of Kern County.

H. District  "District" is the Air Pollution Control
   District of Kern County.

I. Dusts  "Dusts" are 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.

J. Emission  The act of passing into the atmosphere of
   an air contaminant or gas stream which contains an
   air contaminant, or the air contaminant so passed
   into the atmosphere.

K. Emission Point  The place at which an emission
   enters the atmosphere.

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

M. Fumes  "Fumes" are minute, solid particles generated
   by the condensation of vapors from solid matter
   after volatilization from the molten state, or may
   be generated by sublimation, distillation,
   calcination, or chemical reaction, when these
   processes create air-borne particles.

N. Hearing Board  "Hearing Board" means the Hearing
   Board of the Air Pollution Control District of Kern
   County.

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

P. Institutional Facility  "Institutional Facility"
   means any hospital, boarding home, school,
   corporation yard, or like facility.

Q. Multiple-Chamber Incinerator  "Multiple-Chamber
   Incinerator" is any article, machine, equipment,
   contrivance, structure or any 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, interconnected by gas passage
   ports or ducts, and employing adequate design
   parameters necessary for maximum combustion of the
   material to be burned.  The refractories shall have
   a Pyrometric Cone equivalent of at least 17, tested
   according to the method described in the American
   Society for Testing Materials, Method C-24.

R. Open Outdoor Fire  "Open Outdoor Fire" as used in
   this regulation means combustion of any combustible
   refuse or other material of any type outdoors in the
   open air not in any enclosure where the products of
   combustion are not directed through a flue.

S. 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
   or physical properties of a material.

T. Owner  Includes but is not limited to any person who
   leases, supervises or operates equipment, in
   addition to the normal meaning of ownership.

U. Particulate Matter  "Particulate Matter" is any
   material, except uncombined water, which exists in a
   finely-divided form as a liquid or solid at standard
   conditions.

V. Person  "Person" means any person, firm,
   association, organization, partnership, business
   trust, corporation, company, contractor, supplier,
   installer, user or owner, or any state or local
   governmental agency or public district or any
   officer or employee thereof.

W. PPM  Parts per million by volume expressed on a gas
   basis.

X. Process Weight Per Hour  "Process Weight" is the
   total weight of all materials introduced into any
   specific source operation, which operation may cause
   any 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 cycle of operation from the
   beginning of any given process to the completion
   thereof, excluding any time during which the
   equipment is idle.

Y. Regulation  "Regulation" means one of the major
   subdivisions of the Rules of the Air Pollution
   Control District of Kern County.

Z. Residential Rubbish "Residential Rubbish" means
   refuse originating from residential uses and
   includes wood, paper, cloth, cardboard, tree
   trimmings, leaves, lawn clippings, and dry plants.

AA.     Rule "Rule" means a rule of the Air Pollution Control
        District of Kern County.

BB.     Section "Section" means a section of the Health and
        Safety Code of the State of California, as
        effective on January 1, 1976, unless some other
        statute is specifically mentioned.

CC.     Source Operation "Source Operation" means the last
        operation preceding the emission of an air
        contaminant, which operation: a) results in the
        separation of the air contaminant from the process
        materials or in the conversion of the process
        materials into air contaminants, as in the case of
        combustion of fuels; and b) is not an air pollution
        abatement operation.

DD.     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
        analyses and tests shall be calculated or reported
        at this gas temperature and pressure.

EE.     Valley Basin and Desert Basin "Valley Basin" is
        that portion of Kern County which lies westerly of
        and "Desert Basin" is that portion of Kern County
        which lies easterly of a line described as follows:
        Beginning at the Kern-Los Angeles County boundary
        and running north and east along the northwest
        boundary of the Rancho La Liebre Land Grant to the
        point of intersection with the range line common to
        R.15W. and R.16W., San Bernardino Base and
        Meridian; north along the range line to the
        northwest corner of S.2, T.32S., R.32E., Mount
        Diablo Base and Meridian; then east along the
        township line common to T.32S., and T.31S.; then
        north along the range line common to R.35E., and
        R.34E., then east along the township line common to
        T.29S., and T.28S.; then north along the range line
        common to R.36E., and R.35E.; then east along the
        township line common to T.28S., and T.27S.; then
        north along the range line common to R.37E., and
        R.36E., to the Kern-Tulare County boundary.