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 560 DISTRICT ACTION ON WRITTEN REQUESTS

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall act on a written request of a responsible official for permit action using the applicable procedure specified in this Rule.

(a) Administrative Permit Amendment

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall take final action no later than 60 days after receiving the written request for an administrative permit amendment.

(1) After designating the permit revisions as an administrative permit amendment, the Air Pollution Control Officer may revise the permit without providing notice to the public or any affected state.

(2) The Air Pollution Control Officer shall provide a copy of the revised permit to the responsible official and the U.S. EPA.

(3) While the Air Pollution Control Officer need not make a completeness determination on a written request, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify the responsible official if the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that the permit can not be revised as an administrative permit amendment.

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.7(d)(3)]


(b) Permit Modification for a Condition that is not Federally Enforceable

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall take action on a written request for a permit modification for a condition that is not federally enforceable in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 1, Rule 240 under the following circumstances:

(1) Any change at the stationary source allowed by the permit modification shall meet all applicable federal requirements and shall not violate any existing permit term or condition; and

(2) The Air Pollution Control Officer provides to the U.S. EPA a contemporaneous written notice describing the change, including the date, any change in emissions or air pollutants emitted, and any applicable federal requirement that would apply as a result of the change.

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.4(b)(14), 70.6(b)]


(c) Permits to Operate for New Emissions Unit

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall take action on a written request for a permit to operate a new emissions unit in accordance with the requirements for of Regulation 1, Rule 240 under the circumstances specified in Rule 560(b). However, if Rule 425(c) applies, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall require the submittal of a standard District application and take action on that application pursuant to the requirements of Regulation 5.