MONTEREY BAY UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT
 


RULE 208. STANDARDS FOR GRANTING PERMITS TO OPERATE

(Adopted 9-1-74)
 
  1. General
    The Air Pollution Control Officer shall deny a Permit to Operate for any new or modified stationary source or any portion thereof to which Rule 207 applies unless:
     
      1.1. the owner or operator of the source has obtained an Authority to Construct permit granted pursuant to Rule 207; and,

      1.2. the Air Pollution Control Officer has determined that the sources and any sources which provide offsets have been constructed and/or modified to operate, and emit quantities of air contaminants, consistent with the conditions imposed on their respective Authority to Construct permits under Part 5.0. of Rule 207; and,

      1.3. the Air Pollution Control Officer has determined that any offsets required as a condition of the Authority to Construct will commence at the time of or prior to initial operations of the new source or modification, and that the offsets will be maintained throughout the operation of the new or modified source.  In the case of a new or modified source which will be, in whole or in part, a replacement for an existing source on the same property, the Air Pollution Control Officer may allow a maximum of 90 days as a startup period for simultaneous operation of the existing stationary source and the new stationary source or replacement; and,

      1.4. the Air Pollution Control Officer has determined that all conditions specified in the Authority to Construct permit have been or will be likely complied with by dates specified.

     
  2. Requirements
    The Air Pollution Control Officer shall require as a condition for the issuance of any Permit to Operate for a new or modified source, that the source and any offset source be operated consistent with any conditions imposed on their respective permits to construct under Part 5.0. of Rule 207.
     
  3. Procedures
    The Air Pollution Control Officer shall perform the evaluations required to determine compliance with this rule and shall take final action to approve, approve with conditions or deny any Permit to Operate a new or modified stationary source or any portion thereof to which Rule 207 applies.

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