SACAQMD RULE 107 ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE
LAST REVISED 03/06/97



RULE 107

ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE

Adopted 08-01-96

(Amended 9-5-96, 11-7-96, 3-6-97)

INDEX

100 GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

300 STANDARDS

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE: To provide an orderly procedure for the review of Authority to Construct and Permit to Operate applications for alternative compliance with applicable District Rules and Regulations by providing emission reduction credits to offset the emission increases resulting from noncompliance if needed. Allocation of the emission credits loans shall be administered in accordance with Rule 205, COMMUNITY BANK AND PRIORITY RESERVE BANK. This rule shall not be used for the following:

102 APPLICABILITY: This rule may be used by operations that are subject to the following District rules:

[Note: Rules 459, 460, 463, and 465 have not been yet approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). Approval of this rule into the SIP does not constitute automatic SIP approval of these rules.]

103 SEVERABILITY: If a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order that any provision of this rule is invalid, it is the intent of the Board of Directors of the District that other provisions of this rule remain in full force and affect, to the extent allowed by law.

104 VIOLATIONS: If a violation is found at a stationary source using credits to comply at any time during the compliance or reporting period, the stationary source may be cited with a violation for every day of the compliance or reporting period unless the stationary source establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the violation did not occur on a given day of the reporting period in which case those days that the violation did not occur will not be cited.

200 DEFINITIONS:

201 MATERIAL: For purpose of this rule, material shall mean coating, primer, adhesive, and solvents including cleanup solvents.

202 OVERALL CONTROL EFFICIENCY: The ratio of the weight of the VOC removed by the emission control system, to the total weight of VOC emitted from the coating operation, both measured simultaneously, and can be calculated by the following equation:

203 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND(VOC): Any compound containing at least one atom of carbon excluding the following:

Volatile organic compounds may also be referred to as reactive organic compounds (ROC).

300 STANDARDS

301 ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE, GENERAL: Notwithstanding the control efficiency of the emissions control system specified in the applicable rules, the owners or operators of a stationary source may comply with applicable rules by using an approved air pollution control system and/or by providing emission reduction credits pursuant to this rule. The emission reduction credits may be obtained pursuant to Rule 204, EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS or Rule 205, COMMUNITY BANK OR PRIORITY RESERVE BANK. The need for emission reduction credits will be determined by the calculations in Section 403. If the excess emissions, calculated pursuant to Section 403, are greater than zero pounds per calendar quarter, then the emissions credits needed shall be determined using the following equations:

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 APPLICATION PROCESS: The owner or operator of a stationary source requesting alternative compliance pursuant to this rule shall apply for an Authority to Construct in accordance with Rule 201, GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS and Rule 202, NEW SOURCE REVIEW and shall pay an application processing fee of $91/hour. The application shall contain all information required by Part E of the District's List and Criteria (adopted pursuant to Article 3, Sections 65940 through 65944 of Chapter 4.5 of Division I of Title 7 of the California Government Code).

402 ACTION ON APPLICATION: The application will be processed in accordance with the procedures in Rule 201, GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS and Rule 202, NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

403 CALCULATION PROCEDURE FOR EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS NEEDED FOR COMPLIANCE: The owner or operator of the stationary source shall calculate the emission reduction credits needed by the stationary source for each calendar quarter in accordance with the following:

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 RECORD KEEPING: In addition to the record keeping requirements specified in each rule listed in Section 102, the owner or operator of the stationary source shall maintain the following records:

502 DURATION OF RECORDS: These records shall be maintained for a period of five years for stationary sources subject to Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM and for three years for all other stationary sources, during which time they shall be made available to the Air Pollution Control Officer upon request.