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 V -- DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES


Rule 520 APPLICATION PROCESSING TIME FRAMES

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall act on a complete application in accordance with the procedures in Rules 540, 545, and 550 (except as application procedures for acid rain units are provided for under regulations promulgated pursuant to Title IV of the Clean Air Act), and take final action within the following time frames:

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.7(a)(2)]


(a) For an initial permit for a source subject to Regulation 5 on the date the rule becomes effective, no later than three years after the date the rule becomes effective;

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.4(b)(11)]


(b) For an initial permit for a source that becomes subject to Regulation 5 after the date the rule becomes effective, no later than 18 months after the application is received;

(c) For a permit renewal, no later than 18 months after the application is received;

(d) For a significant permit modification, no later than 18 months after the application is received;

(e) For a minor permit modification, within 90 days after the application is received or 60 days after written notice to the U.S. EPA on the proposed decision, whichever is later; or

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.7(e)(2)(iv)]


(f) For any permit application with early reductions pursuant to section 112(i)(5) of the Clean Air Act, within 9 months from the date a complete application is received.

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.4(b)(11)(iii)]


(g) The District shall review permits to operate simultaneously for all emissions units at a stationary source for initial issuance or renewal.