NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CHAPTER V. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

RULE 585 - PERMIT STREAMLINING


The Air Pollution Control Officer may approve a proposal in the application, submitted in accordance with Rule 415(t) for permit streamlining, provided the proposal and the permit terms and conditions are sufficient to ensure compliance with all applicable federal requirements for each emission unit or group of emission units and with section VI, "Permit Content Requirements". The Air Pollution Control Officer shall not approve any streamlined permit term or condition unless it is enforceable as a practical matter. Streamlined permit terms and conditions based on District-only requirements shall be federally-enforceable in accordance with H&SC section 42301.12(a)(3). The permit shall include a permit shield provided in accordance with Rule 595 for the applicable federal requirements and the District-only requirements subsumed by the permit streamlining action.

(a) The Air Pollution Control Officer may approve a proposal which includes either:

  1. the most stringent of multiple applicable emission limitations (including work practice and operational standards) for each regulated air pollutant, or

  2. an alternative or hybrid emission limitation that is at least as stringent as any applicable emission limitation, or

  3. a District-only requirement which meets the criteria set forth in Rule 590 and is at least as stringent as the applicable federal requirement(s) which it subsumes.

[Reference: "White Paper Number 2 for Improved Implementation of The Part 70 Operating Permits Program, "U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, dated March 5, 1996.]