Chapter IV, Article II Permit to Operate

Section 610: A Permit to Operate may be required to operate any article, machine, equipment or other contrivance which causes or may cause the issuance of an air contaminant.
Section 611:

Applicants for a Permit to Operate shall submit the following information:

  1. Name, address, owner and nature of business.
  2. Name of person authorized to receive requests for data and information.
  3. A description of the production process and a related flow chart.
  4. A plot plan showing the location and height of all air contaminant sources. The plot plan shall also indicate the nearest residential or commercial property.
  5. Type and quantity of fuels used or wastes consumed.
  6. Amount, nature and duration of air contaminant emissions.
  7. Estimated collection efficiency of air pollution control equipment under present or anticipated operating conditions.
  8. Amount and method of refuse disposal.
Section 612: Any significant changes in the data required under Section 611 shall be reported in writing to the Air Pollution Control Officer.
Section 613: The Air Pollution Control Officer shall deny a Permit to Operate to any stationary source subject to the requirements of Article I of this Chapter until the source has obtained an Authority to Construct granted pursuant to the provisions of Article I, except as provided in Section 611.
Section 614:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall not grant a Permit to Operate to any stationary source that he determines emits quantities of air contaminants greater than those assumed in the analysis required for the Authority to Construct for the source, unless the Air Pollution Control Officer performs the air quality impact analysis required by Section 605 and determines that the actual emissions from the source may not be expected to result in the violation or a measurable contribution to the continued violation of any local, state or national ambient air quality standard. A permit system established pursuant to Section 42300 of the Health and Safety Code shall:

  1. Insure that the article, machine, equipment or contrivance for which the permit is to be issued shall not prevent or interfere with the attainment or maintenance of any applicable air quality standard.
  2. Prohibit the issuance of a permit on the basis of criteria adopted by the District Board unless the article, machine, equipment or contrivance for which a permit is to be issued will comply with all applicable orders, rules and regulations of the District and of the State Board and with all applicable provisions of these Rules and Regulations.
Section 615: The Air Pollution Control Officer shall impose conditions on a Permit to Operate which he deems necessary to ensure that the stationary source will be operated in the manner assumed in making the analysis required by Article I of this Chapter, or Section 611, whichever is applicable. Where appropriate, the Permit to Operate shall include a condition to prohibit a new stationary source from operating concurrently with the operation of an existing source for no more than thirty (30) days.
Section 616: Within thirty (30) days after the granting of a Permit to Operate a source subject to this Rule, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall forward to the Air Resources Board a copy of the permit including conditions imposed upon the source and calculations and support data used in determining that the permit should be granted.
Section 617: Copies of the Permit to Operate application and Air Pollution Control Officer's action shall be forwarded to the Air Resources Board to allow review thereof by the Air Resources Board pursuant to its authority under Health and Safety Code Sections 41500 and 41505 to review District enforcement procedures and actions.