NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT



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:

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

  2. Emissions from any individual emissions unit shall not exceed any emissions limitation, standard, or other requirement;

  3. Any emissions limitation, standard, or other requirement shall be enforced through continuous emission monitoring, where applicable; and

  4. 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.