NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT



Chapter V. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

Rule 545 CHANGES TO THE PROPOSED DECISION

Changes to the proposed decision shall be governed by the following procedure:

  1. The Air Pollution Control Officer may modify or change the proposed decision, the proposed permit, or the District analysis on the basis of information set forth in the comments received during the public comment period provided pursuant to Rule 540 (f)(1), or due to further analysis of the Air Pollution Control Officer. Pursuant to Rule 540(d), the Air Pollution Control Officer shall forward any such modified proposed decision, the proposed permit, any changes or additions to the District analysis, and all necessary supporting information to the U.S. EPA. [Reference: 40 CFR 70.7(g)(5) and 70.8(b)(2)]

  2. If the U.S. EPA objects in writing to the proposed decision within 45 days of being notified of the proposed decision and receiving a copy of the proposed permit and all necessary supporting information pursuant to Rule 540(d), the Air Pollution Control Officer shall not issue the permit. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall either deny the application or revise and resubmit a permit which addresses the deficiencies identified in the U.S. EPA objection within the following time frames:
  1. For initial permits, permit renewals, and significant permit modifications, within 90 days of receiving the U.S. EPA objection; or

  2. For minor permit modifications, within 90 days of receipt of the application or 60 days of the notice to U.S. EPA, whichever is later.

[Reference: 40 CFR 70.7(e)(2)(iv) and 70.8(c)]