NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

REGULATION 5 -- Procedures for Issuing Permits to Operate for Sources Subject to Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 [Reference: 40 CFR Parts 70.1,70.4,70.6(a)(6),70.7(a)(6) and 70.7(b)]

(Adopted December 10, 1993) (Amended November 21, 1994, May 18, 2001)




Chapter IV -- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR SOURCES

Rule 450 EMERGENCY EVENTS

(a) The permittee shall comply with the emergency provisions contained in all applicable federal requirements;

(b) Within two weeks of an emergency event, the responsible official shall submit to the District a signed contemporaneous log or other relevant evidence which demonstrates that:

(1) An emergency occurred;

(2) The permittee can identify the cause(s) of the emergency;

(3) The facility was being properly operated at the time of the emergency;

(4) All steps were taken to minimize the emissions resulting from the emergency; and

(5) Within two working days of the emergency event, the permittee shall notify the District with a description of the emergency and any mitigating or corrective actions taken;


(c) In any enforcement proceeding, the permittee has the burden of proof to establish that an emergency occurred.

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.6(g)]