SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RULE 101 - GENERAL PROVISIONS AND DEFINITIONS
(Adopted 8-1-62; Amended 12-6-78, 6-5-79, 11-29-83, 9-5-96, 6-5-97, 9-3-98)


INDEX
 
100 GENERAL

101 TITLE
102 APPLICABILITY
103 SEVERABILITY

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ATMOSPHERE
202 BOARD
203 EMISSIONS UNIT
204 EXEMPT COMPOUND
205 ON-SITE
206 PERSON
207 REGULATION
208 RULE
209 SECTION
210 STANDARD CONDITIONS
211 TRADE SECRET
212 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC)

300 STANDARDS

301 AUTHORITY TO ARREST
302 DISCLOSURE OF DATA

400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)

500 MONITORING AND RECORDS (NOT INCLUDED)k
 



100 GENERAL

101 TITLE:
These rules and regulations shall be known as the Rules and Regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

102 APPLICABILITY:
Except as otherwise specifically provided in these rules and regulations or where the context otherwise indicates, the provisions of this rule shall apply to all rules and regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

103 SEVERABILITY:
If any regulation, rule, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of these rules and regulations is, for any reason, held invalid, unconstitutional, or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed as a separate, distinct, and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the Rules and Regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

200 DEFINITIONS

201 ATMOSPHERE:
The air that envelopes or surrounds the earth. Where air pollutants are emitted into a building not designed specifically as a piece of air pollution control equipment, such emission into the building shall be considered an emission into the atmosphere.

202 BOARD:
The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

203 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 affected pollutant or hazardous air pollutant (HAP), directly or as fugitive emissions. Emissions unit shall not include the open burning of agricultural biomass.

204 EXEMPT COMPOUND:
A chemical identified in the following list:

204.1
204.2
204.3
204.4
204.5
204.6
204.7
204.8
204.9
204.10
204.11
204.12
204.13
204.14
204.15
204.16
204.17
204.18
204.19
204.20
204.21
204.22
204.23
204.24
204.25
204.26
204.27
204.28
204.29
204.30
204.31
204.32
204.33
204.34
204.35
204.36
204.37
204.38
204.39
204.40
204.41
204.42
204.43
204.44
204.45
204.46
204.47
204.48
204.49

204.50
 
 
carbon monoxide
carbon dioxide
carbonic acid
metallic carbides or carbonates
ammonium carbonate
methane
ethane
methylene chloride (dichloromethane)
1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform)
1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (CFC-113)
trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11)
dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC-12)
chlorodifluoromethane (HCFC-22)
trifluoromethane (HFC-23)
1,2-dichloro 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane (CFC-114)
chloropentafluoroethane (CFC-115)
1,1,1-trifluoro 2,2-dichloroethane (HCFC-123)
1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a)
1,1-dichloro 1-fluoroethane (HCFC-141b)
1-chloro 1,1-difluoroethane (HCFC-142b)
2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (HCFC-124)
pentafluoroethane (HFC-125)
1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134)
1,1,1-trifluoroethane (HFC-143a)
1,1-difluoroethane (HFC-152a)
parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF)
cyclic, branched, or linear completely methylated siloxanes
acetone
perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene)
3,3-dichloro-1,1,1,2,2-pentafluoropropane (HCFC-225ca)
1,3-dichloro-1,1,2,2,3-pentafluoropropane (HCFC-225cb)
1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5-decafluoropentane (HFC 43-10mee)
difluoromethane (HFC-32)
ethylfluoride (HFC-161)
1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane (HFC-236fa)
1,1,2,2,3-pentafluoropropane (HFC-245ca)
1,1,2,3,3-pentafluoropropane (HFC-245ea)
1,1,1,2,3-pentafluoropropane (HFC-245eb)
1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane (HFC-245fa)
1,1,1,2,3,3-hexafluoropropane (HFC-236ea)
1,1,1,3,3-pentafluorobutane (HFC-365mfc)
chlorofluoromethane (HCFC-31)
1 chloro-1-fluoroethane (HCFC-151a)
1,2-dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (HCFC-123a)
1,1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4-nonafluoro-4-methoxy-butane (C4F9OCH3)
2-(difluoromethoxymethyl)-1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane ((CF3)2CFCF2OCH3))
1-ethoxy-1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,4-nonafluorobutane (C4F9OC2H5)
2-(ethoxydifluoromethyl)-1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane ((CF3)2CFCF2OC2H5)
methyl acetate 
perfluorocarbon compounds which fall into these classes:
 
 
  1. cyclic, branched, or linear, completely fluorinated alkanes;
  2. cyclic, branched, or linear, completely fluorinated ethers with no unsaturations;
  3. cyclic, branched, or linear, completely fluorinated tertiary amines with no unsaturations; and
  4. sulfur containing perfluorocarbons with no unsaturations and with sulfur bonds only to carbon and fluorine.

205 ON-SITE:
The parcel(s) of land or other real property(ies) on which an emissions unit is located.

206 PERSON:
Any individual, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, company, contractor, supplier, installer, user or owner, or any state or local government agency or public district or any officer or employee thereof. "Person" also means the United States or its agencies to the extent authorized by Federal law.

207 REGULATION:
One of the major subdivisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

208 RULE:
A rule of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.

209 SECTION: A section of the Rules and Regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District unless some other rule, statute, or regulation is specifically mentioned.

210 STANDARD CONDITIONS:
"Standard Conditions" are a gas temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) and a gas pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch (760 millimeters of mercury) absolute. Results of all analyses and tests shall be calculated or reported at this gas temperature and pressure.

211 TRADE SECRET:
A trade secret includes, but is not limited to, any formula, plan, pattern, process, tool, mechanism, compound, procedure, production data, or compilation of information which:

211.1 Is not patented; and

211.2 Is known only to certain individuals within a commercial concern who are using it to fabricate, produce, or compound an article of trade or a service having commercial value; and

211.3 Gives its user an opportunity to obtain a business advantage over competitors who do not know or use it.

212 VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND (VOC):
Any compound containing at least one atom of carbon, excluding any exempt compound.

300 STANDARDS

301 AUTHORITY TO ARREST:
In the performance of his or her duties, the Air Pollution Control Officer and his or her duly authorized agents shall have the authority and immunity of public officers and employees as set forth in the California Penal Code Section 836.5 to make arrests without a warrant whenever he or she has reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor in his presence which is in violation of any of the rules and regulations of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District wherein he or she has the authority to enforce or of any statute which he or she has the authority to enforce.

302 DISCLOSURE OF DATA:
The Air Pollution Control Officer shall, upon due notice, make the following data and information available to the public and other government agencies for examination and provide copies thereof where appropriate:

302.1 Air pollution data, including trade secrets, shall be disclosed in accordance with the provisions of Government Code Section 6254.7.
302.2 Data required to be submitted to the District under the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act, and which the operator believes to be a trade secret, shall be protected from disclosure in accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety Code Section 44346.