SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 207 TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM
Adopted 6-7-94
(Amended 9-5-96, 12-4-97)


INDEX

100 GENERAL
200 DEFINITIONS
300 STANDARDS
400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
500 REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING


100 GENERAL

101 PURPOSE
102 APPLICABILITY
110 EXEMPTION - RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS
111 EXEMPTION - ASBESTOS DEMOLITION AND RENOVATION
112 EXEMPTION - NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ACTUAL EMISSIONS
202 ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE V PERMIT AMENDMENT
203 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER
204 ALTERNATIVE OPERATING SCENARIOS
205 AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
206 APPLICABLE FEDERAL REQUIREMENT
207 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS
208 COMPLETE TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION
209 CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY
210 DISTRICT
211 DRAFT TITLE V PERMIT
212 EMERGENCY
213 EMISSION CAP
214 EMISSIONS UNIT
215 FEDERALLY ENFORCEABLE
216 FINAL TITLE V PERMIT
217 FUGITIVE EMISSIONS
218 HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT (HAP)
219 MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE - TITLE V
220 MINOR TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATION
221 NESHAP STANDARDS
222 NON-FEDERALLY ENFORCEABLE PERMIT CONDITION
223 OWNER OR OPERATOR
224 PERMIT MODIFICATION
225 PHASE II ACID RAIN FACILITY
226 POTENTIAL TO EMIT
227 PRECONSTRUCTION PERMIT
228 PROPOSED TITLE V PERMIT
229 REGULATED AIR POLLUTANT
230 RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL
231 SCHEDULE OF COMPLIANCE
232 SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
233 SIGNIFICANT TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATION
234 STATIONARY SOURCE
235 SUBJECT SOLID WASTE INCINERATOR FACILITY
236 TITLE V PERMIT
237 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
238 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC)
239 VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS CAP

300 STANDARDS

301 TIMING FOR SUBMITTAL OF TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION
302 CORRECTING AND UPDATING OF A TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION
303 TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION SHIELD
304 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
305 TITLE V PERMIT CONTENT
306 TITLE V PERMIT TERM
307 TITLE V PERMIT SHIELD
308 OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 COMPLETE APPLICATION
402 PRELIMINARY DECISION
403 PUBLICATION AND PUBLIC COMMENT, PRELIMINARY DECISION
404 TRANSMITTING OF INFORMATION TO EPA
405 EPA OBJECTION
406 PUBLIC OBJECTION
407 FINAL ACTION ON TITLE V PERMITS
408 NOTIFICATION AND PUBLICATION OF FINAL ACTION
409 ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE V PERMIT AMENDMENTS
410 MINOR TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATIONS
411 REOPENING OF TITLE V PERMIT FOR CAUSE
412 REOPENING OF TITLE V PERMIT FOR CAUSE BY EPA
413 COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
414 EMERGENCY PROVISIONS

500 REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING

501 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
502 RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS


100 GENERAL


101 PURPOSE:

To establish an operating permitting system consistent with the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661 et seq. (Title V) and pursuant to 40 CFR Part 70. Stationary sources subject to the requirements of this Rule are also required to comply with any other applicable federal, state, or District orders, rules and regulations, including requirements pertaining to prevention of significant deterioration pursuant to Rule 203, PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION, requirements to obtain an authority to construct pursuant to Rule 201, GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS, or applicable requirements under Rule 202, NEW SOURCE REVIEW.

102 APPLICABILITY:

This rule shall apply to the following sources:

110 EXEMPTION - RESIDENTIAL WOOD HEATERS:

This rule shall not apply to residential wood heaters.

111 EXEMPTION - ASBESTOS DEMOLITION AND RENOVATION:

This rule shall not apply to any demolition or renovation operation at an asbestos-containing source if the source is required to obtain a permit solely because it is subject to the demolition and renovation requirements in Section 304 of Rule 902, ASBESTOS.

112 EXEMPTION - NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements of Sections 401 through 408 shall not apply to the following:


200 DEFINITIONS


201 ACTUAL EMISSIONS:

Measured or estimated emissions which most accurately represent the emissions from an emissions unit.

202 ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE V PERMIT AMENDMENT:

A permit revision that is not a modification as defined by Rule 202, NEW SOURCE REVIEW and is limited to the following:

Administrative Title V permit amendments for purposes of the acid rain portion of the Title V permit shall be governed by regulations promulgated under Title IV (42 U.S.C. Section 7651 et Seq) of the Federal Clean Air Act.

203 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER:

The air pollution control officer of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), or his or her designee.

204 ALTERNATIVE OPERATING SCENARIOS:

Any alternative operating conditions of the permitted emissions units at the stationary source which are:

205 AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS:

National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

206 APPLICABLE FEDERAL REQUIREMENT:

All of the following as they apply to emissions units at a stationary source (including requirements that have been promulgated or approved by EPA through rulemaking at the time of issuance of the Title V permit but have future effective compliance dates):

207 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR):

The United States Code of Federal Regulations

208 COMPLETE TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION:

An application that meets all applicable requirements specified in the District's "LIST AND CRITERIA" for permit applications.

209 CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY:

Two or more parcels of land with a common boundary or separated solely by a public roadway or other public right-of-way.

210 DISTRICT:

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

211 DRAFT TITLE V PERMIT:

The version of a Title V permit for which the Air Pollution Control Officer offers public participation pursuant to Section 403.

212 EMERGENCY:

A situation arising from sudden and reasonable unforeseeable events beyond the control of the stationary source, including acts of God, which situation requires normal operation, and that causes the stationary source to exceed a technology-based emission limitation under the Title V permit, due to unavoidable increases in emissions attributable to the emergency. An emergency shall not include noncompliance to the extent caused by improperly designed equipment, lack of preventative maintenance, careless or improper operation, or operator error.

213 EMISSION CAP:

A federally enforceable emission limit affecting one or more emission units at a stationary source.

214 EMISSIONS UNIT:

An identifiable operation or piece of process equipment such as an article, machine, or other contrivance which controls, emits, may emit, or results in the emissions of any regulated air pollutant or HAP. For purpose of this rule, each source of fugitive emissions shall be treated as an emissions unit and shall be subject to all exemptions and requirements applicable to emissions units.

215 FEDERALLY ENFORCEABLE:

All limitations and conditions which are enforceable by EPA, including:

216 FINAL TITLE V PERMIT:

The version of the Title V permit that is issued by the Air Pollution Control Officer that has completed all applicable review procedures required by Section 400.

217 FUGITIVE EMISSIONS:

Emissions which could not reasonably pass through a stack, chimney, vent, or other functionally-equivalent opening.

218 HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT (HAP):

Any air pollutant listed pursuant to Section 112(b) (42 U.S.C. Section 7412(b) of the Federal Clean Air Act.

219 MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE - TITLE V:

For the purpose of this rule, a major stationary source is defined as follows:

220 MINOR TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATION:

A modification to a federally enforceable condition in a Title V permit to operate which:

221 NESHAP:

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR Part 61).

222 NON-FEDERALLY ENFORCEABLE CONDITION:

A condition not subject to enforcement actions by EPA.

223 OWNER OR OPERATOR:

Any person who owns, leases, operates, controls, or supervises a stationary source.

224 PERMIT MODIFICATION:

Any revision to a Title V permit that cannot be accomplished under provisions for administrative Title V permit amendments pursuant to Section 409. A Title V permit modification for the purpose of the acid rain portion of the Title V permit shall be governed by 40 CFR Part 72 regulations promulgated under Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act.

225 PHASE II ACID RAIN FACILITY:

A facility that includes any affected unit listed in 40 CFR Part 72.6 that is subject to the Acid Rain Program.

226 POTENTIAL TO EMIT:

The maximum physical and operational design capacity to emit a pollutant during each calendar year. Limitations on the physical or operational design capacity, including emissions control devices and limitations on hours of operation, may be considered only if such limitations are federally enforceable.

227 PRECONSTRUCTION PERMIT:

A permit authorizing construction of an emissions unit and includes the following:

228 PROPOSED TITLE V PERMIT:

The version of the Title V permit that the Air Pollution Control Officer proposes to issue and forwards to the EPA for review pursuant to Section 404.

229 REGULATED AIR POLLUTANT:

Any of the following air pollutants:

230 RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL:

For the purpose of this rule, a responsible official shall mean one of the following:

231 SCHEDULE OF COMPLIANCE:

A schedule of remedial measures, including an enforceable sequence of actions or operations, leading to compliance with an applicable implementation plan, emission standard, emission limitation, or emission prohibition.

232 SEVERABILITY CLAUSE:

A statement in the Title V permit that, in the case of a challenge to any part of the Title V permit, the remaining parts of the Title V permit will remain valid.

233 SIGNIFICANT TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATION:

A modification to a federally enforceable condition in the Title V permit which:

234 STATIONARY SOURCE:

Any building, structure, facility, or emissions unit which emits or may emit any regulated air pollutant or HAP.

235 SUBJECT SOLID WASTE INCINERATOR FACILITY:

Any source that burns solid waste material (except sources required to have a permit under Section 3005 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act) from commercial, industrial or general public sources for which a NSPS has been promulgated.

236 TITLE V PERMIT:

A permit issued, renewed, amended, or revised pursuant to Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM.

237 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA):

The Administrator or appropriate delegee of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

238 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC):

For the purposes of this rule, "volatile organic compound" has the same meaning as in Rule 101—GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS.

239 VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS CAP:

An optional federally enforceable emissions limit on one or more emissions unit(s) which a source assumes in order to avoid an applicable federal requirement. The source remains subject to all other applicable federal requirements.


300 STANDARDS


301 TIMING FOR SUBMITTAL OF A COMPLETE TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION:

301.1 Application Submittal for Existing Stationary Sources: The owner or operator of a stationary source subject to the requirements of this rule and commencing operation on or prior to September 5, 1995 shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete permit application for a Title V permit to operate by September 5, 1996 or at an earlier date if required by the Air Pollution Control Officer. The owner or operator of a stationary sources with potential to emit at or above the major source trigger levels but with actual emissions below the following emission levels for each pollutant shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete application for Title V permit to operate no later than 6 months after EPA issues final rulemaking addressing federal enforceability of potential to emit under 40 CFR Part 70 if it is determined that the stationary source is subject to requirements of this rule based on EPA’s rulemaking:

  1. Less than 25 tons per year or half Title I of the Federal Clean Air Act major source thresholds corresponding the nonattainment designation of the District, whichever is lower, of nitrogen oxides or volatile organic compounds;
  2. Less than 50 tons per year or half the major source thresholds listed in 40 CFR Part 52 which corresponds to the nonattainment designation of the District, whichever is lower, of PM10 or sulfur dioxide;
  3. Less than 50 tons per year or half the major source thresholds listed in 40 CFR Part 51 which corresponds to the nonattainment designation of the District, whichever is lower, of carbon monoxide;
  4. Less than 7 tons per year of any single hazardous air pollutant; or
  5. Less than 15 tons per year of any combination of hazardous air pollutants.

For purpose of this subsection, actual emissions shall be the maximum total annual emissions from all permitted equipment at the stationary source during the maximum 12 month period from January 1992 up to September 5, 1995 as calculated by the District detailing throughputs of process materials, throughputs of materials stored and usage of materials.

301.2 Application Submittal for New Stationary Sources Commencing Operation After September 5, 1995: The owner or operator of a new stationary source which becomes subject to the requirements of this rule shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application for a Title V permit to operate within 12 months of commencing operation.

301.3 Application Submittal for Modified Stationary Sources: The owner or operator of an existing stationary source which becomes subject to the requirements of this Rule because of modifications to its operation shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application for a Title V permit to operate within 12 months of commencing modified operation.

  301.4 Application Submittal for Renewal: The owner or operator of a stationary source shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application for renewal no later than 12 months prior to the expiration date of the Title V permit.

301.5 Application Submittal for Phase II Acid Rain Facilities: The owner or operator of a Phase II Acid Rain Facility shall additionally submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a standard acid rain permit application and forms required by 40 CFR Part 72 no later than January 1, 1996 for initial Phase II acid rain SOx permits and no later than January 1, 1998 for initial Phase II acid rain NOX permits.

301.6 Application Submittal for Minor Title V Permit Modifications: The owner or operator of a the stationary source shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application for minor Title V permit modification. The application shall be submitted after receiving any required preconstruction permit from the District and before commencing operation associated with the Minor Title V permit modification.

301.7 Application Submittal for Significant Title V Permit Modifications: The owner or operator of a stationary source shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application for Significant Title V permit modification. The application shall not be submitted prior to receiving any required preconstruction permit from the District but no later than 12 months after commencing an operation associated with the Significant Title V permit modification. Where an existing federally enforceable Title V permit condition would prohibit such change in operation or the stationary source is not required to obtain a preconstruction permit, the owner or operator must obtain a Title V permit modification before commencing operation.

301.8 Application Submittal for Acid Rain Permit Modification: A permit modification of the acid rain portion of the Title V permit shall be governed by regulations promulgated pursuant to Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act.

301.9 Application Submittal for Existing Stationary Sources not Currently Subject to the Requirements of this Rule: The owner or operator of a stationary source that becomes subject to this Rule, because of a change in a federally enforceable permit term or condition, or because of EPA or District rulemaking shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application within 12 months of the date of becoming subject to this Rule.

302 CORRECTING AND UPDATING OF A TITLE V PERMIT APPLICATION:

302.1 The applicant shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer timely updates to the Title V application as new requirements become applicable to the source.

302.2 The applicant shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer any additional information necessary to correct any incorrect information in the Title V permit application upon becoming aware of such incorrect submittal or if the applicant is notified by the Air Pollution Control Officer of such incorrect submittal.

302.3 The applicant shall submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer any additional information relating to the Title V application within 30 days if such information is requested in writing by the Air Pollution Control Officer.

303 TITLE V APPLICATION SHIELD:

303.1 No stationary source may operate after the time that it is required to submit a timely and complete Title V application except in compliance with a Title V permit issued pursuant to this rule. Prior to final permitting action, an existing major stationary source shall not be in violation and shall not be subject to enforcement action for operating without a Title V permit to operate if the stationary source has complied with all of the following requirements:

  1. The applicant has submitted to the Air Pollution Control Officer a complete Title V permit application in a timely manner required pursuant to Sections 301.1 and Section 301.3;
  2. The applicant continues to submit to the Air Pollution Control Officer timely updates to the Title V permit application required pursuant to Section 302.1;
  3. The applicant submits to the Air Pollution Control Officer any additional information required pursuant to Sections 302.2 and 302.3; and
  4. The Title V permit has not been canceled, suspended or terminated.

303.2 Title V permit expiration terminates the stationary source's right to operate unless a timely and complete Title V permit application for renewal has been submitted and the stationary source complies with subsections 303.1a, b, c, and d. The Title V permit will not expire until the Title V permit renewal has been issued or denied.

304 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Any Title V application form, report, or compliance certification submitted pursuant to these regulations shall contain certification by a responsible official. The certification shall state that, based on information and belief formed after reasonable inquiry, the statements and information in the document are true, accurate, and complete.

305 TITLE V PERMIT CONTENT:

A Title V permit shall contain all of the following information and provisions:

305.1 Standard Permit Requirements:

    1. Emission Limitations and Standards: The Title V permit shall include all operational requirements and limitations that assure compliance with all applicable federal requirements.
    2. Alternative Operating Scenarios: The Title V permit shall include conditions specifying compliance provisions for alternative operating scenarios pursuant to Section 308.1 if the responsible official identifies more than one operating scenario.
    3. Referencing of Origin and Authority for Each Title V Permit Condition: The Title V permit shall specify and reference the origin of and authority for each term or condition, and identify any difference in form as compared to the applicable federal requirement upon which the term or condition is based.
    4. Listing of Conflicting Requirements: The Title V permit shall state that, where an applicable federal requirement of the Federal Clean Air Act is more stringent than an applicable federal requirement of regulations promulgated under Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act, both provisions shall be incorporated into the Title V permit and shall be enforceable by the EPA.
    5. Title V Permit Duration: The duration shall be specified pursuant to Section 306.
    6. Monitoring Requirements: The Title V permit shall contain conditions addressing the following requirements:
      1. All emissions monitoring and analysis procedures or test methods required under the applicable requirements, including any procedures and test methods promulgated pursuant to Sections 114(a)(3) or 504(b) (42 U.S.C. Sections 7414(a)(3) or 7661c(b) of the Federal Clean Air Act.
      2. Where an applicable requirement does not require periodic testing or instrumental or noninstrumental monitoring (which may consist of recordkeeping designed to serve as monitoring), periodic monitoring sufficient to yield reliable data from the relevant time period that are representative of the source's compliance with the Title V permit as reported pursuant to Section 305.1(g) and Section 501. Such monitoring requirements shall assure the use of terms, test methods, averaging periods, and other statistical conventions consistent with the applicable requirements;
      3. As necessary, requirements concerning the use, maintenance, and where appropriate, installation of monitoring equipment or methods; and
      4. Compliance certification, testing, monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements sufficient to assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Title V permit.
    7. Recordkeeping Requirements: The Title V permit shall including conditions for any applicable recordkeeping requirements including those specified in Section 502.
    8. Reporting Requirements: The Title V permit shall include conditions for any applicable reporting requirements including those specified in Section 501.
    9. Title IV Sources: A permit condition prohibiting emissions exceeding any allowances that the source lawfully holds under Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act or the regulations promulgated thereunder which includes the following:
      1. No Title V permit revision shall be required for increases in emissions that are authorized by allowances acquired pursuant to the acid rain program, provided that such increases do not require a Title V permit revision under any other applicable requirement;
      2. No limit shall be placed on the number of allowances held by the stationary source. The stationary source may not, however, use allowances as a defense to noncompliance with any other applicable requirement; and
      3. Any such allowances shall be accounted for according to the procedures established in regulations promulgated under Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act.
    10. Severability: A severability clause
    11. Permit Compliance Provisions: A provision in the Title V permit stating the following:
      1. The permittee must comply with all conditions of the Title V permit.
      2. It shall not be a defense for a permittee in an enforcement action that it would have been necessary to halt or reduce the permitted activity in order to maintain compliance with the conditions of the Title V permit.
      3. The Title V permit may be modified, revoked, reopened, and reissued, or terminated for cause.
      4. The permittee shall furnish to the Air Pollution Control Officer, within a reasonable time, any information that the Air Pollution Control Officer may request in writing to determine whether cause exists for modifying, revoking and reissuing, or terminating the permit pursuant to Section 411 or to determine compliance with the Title V permit. Upon request, the permittee shall also furnish to the Air Pollution Control Officer copies of records required to be kept by the Title V permit conditions or, for information claimed to be confidential, the permittee may furnish such records directly to the EPA along with a claim of confidentiality.
      5. Noncompliance with any Title V permit condition is grounds for Title V permit termination, revocation and reissuance, modification, enforcement action, or denial of the Title V permit renewal application. Any violation of the Title V permit shall also be a violation of Rule 207.
      6. A pending Title V permit action or notification or anticipated noncompliance does not stay any permit condition.
      7. The Title V permit does not convey any property rights of any sort, or any exclusive privilege.
      8. The Title V permit shall prohibit emissions exceeding any allowances that the stationary source lawfully holds under Title IV of the Federal Clean Air Act or the regulations promulgated thereunder.

305.2 Enforceability of Title V Permit Conditions: The Air Pollution Control Officer shall specify in Title V permits all conditions which are federally enforceable.

305.3 Inspection and Entry Requirements: A provision for inspection and entry requirements pursuant to Section 413.1.

305.4 Schedule of Compliance: A provision for submitting a schedule of compliance pursuant to Section 413.2.

305.5 Progress Reports: A provision for submitting progress reports pursuant to Section 413.3.

305.6 Compliance Certification: A provision for compliance certification pursuant to Section 413.4.

305.7 Payment of Fees: A Title V permit shall contain a condition requiring the stationary source to pay appropriate fees in accordance with Rule 301, PERMIT FEES - STATIONARY SOURCE. The condition shall require that the Title V permit shall be revoked if fees are not paid.

306 TITLE V PERMIT TERM:

A Title V permit shall have a 5-year fixed term from the date of issuance. The Title V permit shall have a new 5-year fixed term from the date of final action on reopening if the responsible official chooses to submit to the District a complete Title V application for renewal upon reopening of the Title V permit pursuant to Sections 411 or 412 and the Title V permit is renewed according to the administrative procedures listed in Sections 401 through 408.

307 TITLE V PERMIT SHIELD:

307.1 Except as provided in this Rule, the District may expressly provide in the Title V permit a provision stating that compliance with the conditions of the Title V permit shall be deemed compliance with any applicable requirements as of the date of the Title V permit issuance, provided that:

    1. The Air Pollution Control Officer either:
      1. Includes and specifically identifies such requirements in the Title V permit; or
      2. Determines in acting on the Title V permit application or revision, in writing, that other requirements specifically identified are not applicable to the stationary source, and the Title V permit includes the determination or a concise summary thereof; and
    2. The facility specifically requests a Title V permit shield and indicates the following:
      1. Specific process units for which a shield is sought;
      2. Reason that a Title V permit shield is sought; and
      3. Proposed duration of the Title V permit shield.

307.2 The Title V permit must expressly state that a Title V permit shield exists. A Title V permit lacking such statement is presumed to have no shield. A shield shall not apply to changes under Section 502(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. Section 7661a(b)(1) of the Federal Clean Air Act, changes under Section 308.3 or any minor Title V permit modifications under Section 410.

307.3 The Title V permit shield shall not alter or affect any of the following:

  1. The provisions of Section 303 (42 U.S.C. Section 7603) of the Federal Clean Air Act, (Emergency Powers) including the authority of the EPA;
  2. The applicable requirements of the acid rain program, consistent with Section 408(a) (42 U.S.C. Section 7651g(a) of the Federal Clean Air Act;
  3. The liability of an owner or operator of a stationary source for any violation of regulatory requirements prior to, or at the time of, Title V permit issuance;
  4. The requirement of the stationary source to provide EPA with information if requested by EPA pursuant to Section 114 (42 U.S.C. Section 7414) of the Federal Clean Air Act;
  5. The applicability of state or District requirements that are not applicable federal requirements, at the time of Title V permit issuance but which apply to the stationary source, such as state laws concerning toxics;
  6. The applicability of any regulatory requirements that become applicable to the stationary source after the Title V permit issuance date; or
  7. The applicability of any regulatory requirements with compliance dates after the Title V permit issuance date.

307.4 A request for a Title V permit shield made outside an application for initial Title V permit or Title V permit renewal, shall be applied for as a significant Title V permit modification.

308 OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall allow changes in operation at the stationary source without requiring a Title V permit modification. Changes without a Title V permit modification are not allowed for minor Title V permit modifications or significant Title V permit modifications. This Section shall apply to:

The permittee shall maintain a contemporaneous log to record each change made from one operating scenario to another.

The permittee shall provide a written notice to the Air Pollution Control Officer and EPA 30 days in advance for a change in operation that is allowed under Section 308.2. The notice shall describe the change in operation, identify the emissions unit which will be affected, the date on which the change will occur and the duration of the change, any change in emission of any air pollutant, whether regulated or not, and any new emissions of any air pollutant not emitted before the change, whether regulated or not and description of how the increases and decreases will comply with the terms of the Title V permit. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall not allow the emissions trade if one or more of the above conditions is not satisfied.


400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS


The requirements of Sections 401 through 408 shall apply to initial Title V permits, Title V permit renewals, and minor and significant Title V permit modifications. No Title V permit, Title V permit modification, or renewal shall be issued until the requirements of Sections 305, 401, 403 (except for changes qualifying for minor Title V permit modification procedures), 404, and 405 are met. Modifications to the acid rain section of the Title V permit shall be governed by the 40 CFR Part 72 acid rain regulations or the EPA approved equivalent District regulations.

401 COMPLETE APPLICATION:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall determine whether the application is complete no later than 60 days after receipt of the application. If the Air Pollution Control Officer determines that the application is not complete, the applicant shall be notified in writing of the decision specifying the information required. Upon receipt of any re-submittal of the application, a new 60-day period to determine completeness shall begin. Completeness of an application or re-submitted application shall be evaluated pursuant to the requirements specified in the District's "LIST AND CRITERIA" which identifies information required of an applicant seeking a permit (authority) to construct or a permit to operate from the District. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify the applicant in writing of the decision on the application's completeness. If the Air Pollution Control Officer does not notify the applicant in writing within 60 days of application submittal that the application is incomplete, then the application shall be deemed complete.

402 PRELIMINARY DECISION:

Following acceptance of an application as complete, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall perform the evaluation required to determine compliance with all applicable federal requirements and make a preliminary written decision as to whether a Title V permit should be approved or denied.

 

403 PUBLICATION AND PUBLIC COMMENT, PRELIMINARY DECISION

403.1 Within ten (10) calendar days following the preliminary decision, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall publish in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the District a notice stating the preliminary decision of the Air Pollution Control Officer, noting how the pertinent information can be obtained, and inviting written public comments. The notice shall also be given to persons on a mailing list developed by the District, including those who request in writing to be on the mailing list.

403.2 The notice shall identify all of the following:

  1. The name and address of the affected stationary source;
  2. The name and address of the permittee;
  3. The name and address of the District;
  4. The activity or activities involved in the permit action;
  5. The emissions change involved in any Title V permit modification;
  6. The name, address, and telephone number of a person from whom interested persons may obtain additional information, including copies of the draft Title V permit, the Title V permit application, and all relevant supporting materials. Information submitted by the source which contains trade secrets shall be handled in accordance with Section 6254.7 of the California Government Code, and with relevant sections of the Administrative Code of the State of California;
  7. A brief description of the comment procedures; and
  8. The time and place of any hearing that may be held, including a statement of procedures to request a hearing (unless a hearing has already been scheduled).

403.3 The Air Pollution Control Officer shall provide at least 30 days for public comment and shall give notice of any public hearing at least 30 days in advance of the hearing.

403.4 The Air Pollution Control Officer shall keep a record of the commenters and also of the issues raised during the public comment period. All public comments received by the District during the public comment period shall be available to the public for review upon request.

403.5 The Air Pollution Control Officer shall provide a statement that sets the legal and factual basis for the draft Title V permit conditions (including references to the applicable statutory or regulatory provisions). The Air Pollution Control Officer shall send this statement to EPA and to any other person who requests it.

404 TRANSMITTING INFORMATION TO EPA:

404.1 The Air Pollution Control Officer shall transmit to EPA a copy of each Title V permit application or summary (including any Title V permit application for modification), each proposed Title V permit, and each final Title V permit, unless EPA waives this requirement for specified categories of sources.

405 EPA OBJECTION

405.1 The Air Pollution Control Officer shall not issue the Title V permit if EPA objects in writing to its issuance within 45 days from receipt of the proposed Title V permit and all necessary supporting information.

405.2 If the Air Pollution Control Officer and the applicant do not receive a written objection from EPA within 45 days of the notice provided pursuant to Section 404.1, describing the terms and conditions that the Title V permit shall include to respond to EPA's objection, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall issue the Title V permit.

405.3 If the Air Pollution Control Officer receives a written objection from EPA, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall revise and submit a proposed Title V permit in response to EPA objection no later than 90 days from EPA's objection date.

406 PUBLIC OBJECTION

406.1 If EPA does not object in writing under Section 405, any person may petition the EPA within 60 days after the expiration of the EPA's 45-day review period to make such objection.

406.2 Any such petition shall be based only on objections to the Title V permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the public comment period provided for in Section 403, unless the petitioner demonstrates that it was impracticable to raise such objections within such period, or that the grounds for such objection arose after the end of the review period.

406.3 If the Air Pollution Control Officer receives a written objection from EPA as a result of a petition filed under this Section, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall not issue the Title V permit until EPA's objection has been resolved, except that a petition for review does not stay the effectiveness of the Title V permit if the Title V permit was issued after the end of the 45-day review period and prior to an EPA objection.

406.4 If the Air Pollution Control Officer has issued the Title V permit prior to receiving a written objection from EPA pursuant to objections raised under this Section, the Title V permit may be reopened for cause by EPA pursuant to Section 412. If EPA notifies the Air Pollution Control Officer to modify, terminate, or revoke the Title V permit, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall revise the Title V permit and issue a revised Title V permit that satisfies EPA's objection. The Air Pollution Control Officer shall revise and submit a proposed Title V permit in response to EPA objection no later than 90 days from the EPA objection date.

406.5 In any case, the source will not be in violation of the requirement to have submitted a timely and complete Title V permit application.

407 FINAL ACTION ON TITLE V PERMITS:

408 NOTIFICATION AND PUBLICATION OF FINAL ACTION:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall provide written notice of the final action to the permittee and the EPA and shall publish such notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the District and shall make the notice and all supporting documents available for public inspection at the Air Pollution Control District's office.

409 ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE V PERMIT AMENDMENTS:

410 MINOR TITLE V PERMIT MODIFICATIONS:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall take action on applications for minor Title V permit applications as follows:

411 REOPENING OF TITLE V PERMIT FOR CAUSE:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall reopen a Title V permit under the following circumstances:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall notify the permittee at least 30 days prior to reopening the Title V permit. Proceedings to reopen and reissue the Title V permit for cause shall be consistent with the administrative procedures listed in Sections 401 through 408 of this rule and shall affect only those parts of the Title V permit for which cause to reopen exists.

412 REOPENING OF TITLE V PERMIT FOR CAUSE BY EPA:

If the Air Pollution Control Officer receives a written request from EPA to terminate, modify, or revoke and reissue a Title V permit, then:

The Air Pollution Control Officer shall comply with the notification requirements for the public and affected states listed in Sections 403 through 404.

413 COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS:

A stationary source shall comply with all of the following:

414 EMERGENCY PROVISIONS


500 REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING


501 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

The permittee must comply with the following:

502 RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS:

502.1 The permittee shall maintain on site, records of operation for all emissions units included in the Title V permit. The records shall contain all of the following information and shall be made available to the Air Pollution Control Officer and EPA for review upon request:

502.2 Recordkeeping for process weight, fuel usage, and operating hours as specified in the Title V permit conditions.

502.3 Retention of Records: All required monitoring data and support information must be kept by the stationary source for a period of at least 5 years from the date of the monitoring sample, measurement, report, or application. Support information includes all calibration and maintenance records and all original strip-chart recording for continuous monitoring instrumentation, and copies of all reports required by the Title V permit.