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 470 VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS CAPS

To the extent applicable federal requirements provide for averaging emissions increases and decreases within a stationary source without case-by-case approval, a responsible official may request, subject to approval by the Air Pollution Control Officer, to permit one or more emissions unit(s) under a voluntary emissions cap, subject to the following conditions:

(a) The stationary source and each emissions unit must comply with all applicable federal requirements, including those authorizing emissions averaging;

(b) Emissions from any individual emissions unit shall not exceed any emissions limitation, standard, or other requirement;

(c) Any emissions limitation, standard, or other requirement shall be enforced through continuous emission monitoring, where applicable; and

(d) All affected emissions units under a voluntary emissions cap shall be considered to be operating in violation of the permit, if the voluntary emissions cap is exceeded.