MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 280 - AIR TOXICS "HOT SPOTS" COMPLIANCE

(a) APPLICABILITY
This Rule shall apply to all new facilities subject to the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act (the Act -- Health and Safety Code Sections 44300 - 44394), and to all existing facilities subject to the Act which add new equipment or processes. (Health and Safety Code Section 44382)

(b) MAJOR NEW PROCESSES OR EQUIPMENT AT EXISTING FACILITIES
The owner or operator of any previously permitted facility shall submit to the District the Emission Inventory Plan of Health and Safety Code Section 44340 not later than August 1 of the year following the year in which the District issues a permit to operate any new process or equipment which emits more than 10 tons per year (55 pounds per day) of volatile organic compounds, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur or respirable particulate matter (PM-10).

(c) MINOR NEW PROCESSES OR EQUIPMENT AT EXISTING FACILITIES
The owner or operator of any previously permitted facility shall submit to the District the Emission Inventory Plan of Health and Safety Code Section 44340 at the time of the next reporting cycle, as provided in Health and Safety Code Section 44344, after the District's issuance of a permit to operate any new process or equipment which emits less than 10 tons per year (55 pounds per day) of volatile organic compounds, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur or respirable particulate matter (PM-10).

(d) NEW FACILITIES
The owner or operator of any new facility subject to the Act shall submit to the District the Emission Inventory Plan of Health and Safety Code Section 44340 not later than August 1 of the year following the year in which the District issues a permit or permits to operate the processes or equipment at that facility.

(e) FEES FOR NEW FACILITIES
The owner or operator of any new facility subject to the Act shall pay to the District the fees required by Health and Safety Code Section 44380, as provided in Regulation 1, Rule 370, commencing with the fiscal year of the District's issuance of a permit or permits to operate the processes or equipment at that facility.

(f) PERMIT CONDITIONS
Each permit to operate new equipment at new or modified facilities subject to the Act, issued pursuant to Rule 240, shall require compliance with this Rule and the provisions of the Act as a condition of continued operation. The permit shall include the date by which the permit holder must submit the emission inventory plan of Health and Safety Code Section 44340.

[adopted December 6, 1994]