SACAQMD RULE 209 LIMITING POTENTIAL TO EMIT
LAST REVISED 09/05/96


RULE 209, LIMITING POTENTIAL TO EMIT

Adopted 11-2-95

Effective 1-1-98

(Amended 1-11-96, 9-5-96)

INDEX

100 - GENERAL

200 DEFINITIONS

201 - 12-MONTH PERIOD



300 - STANDARDS



400 - ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS



500 - MONITORING AND RECORDS




100 - GENERAL

101 - PURPOSE: The purpose of this rule is to eliminate the need for certain stationary sources to obtain a Title V operating permit pursuant to District Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM. Stationary sources subject to this rule are those whose actual emissions are less than or equal to 50% of those of a major stationary source, but whose potential emissions are equal to or greater than the major stationary source thresholds. These stationary sources must comply with emissions limitations set in this rule.

102 - APPLICABILITY: This rule applies to any stationary source which would, if it did not comply with the limitations set forth in this rule, have a potential to emit air contaminants equal to or greater than the thresholds for a major stationary source of regulated air pollutants or a major stationary source of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) listed in Section 112(b) of the Federal Clean Air Act and which meets one of the following requirements:

103 - APPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS: A stationary source subject to this rule shall be subject to applicable federal requirements for a major stationary source, including District Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM when either of the following conditions occur:

110 - EXEMPTION - RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING FOR STATIONARY SOURCES WITH DE MINIMIS EMISSIONS OR SPECIFIED OPERATIONS: The recordkeeping and reporting requirements in Sections 501 and 502 shall not apply to a stationary source with de minimis emissions or specified operations as set forth in either Section 110.1 or Section 110.2 below:

TABLE 1

Volatile Organic Compound Content

(grams per liter as applied)

Maximum Allowable Annual Usage

(gallons per year)

<=500 959
501 - 600 799
601 - 700 685
> 700 479



TABLE 2

Volatile Organic Compound Content

(grams per liter as applied)

Maximum Allowable Annual Usage

(gallons per year)

<=500 2397
501 - 600 1997
601 - 700 1712
> 700 1198



111 - EXEMPTION - PROCESS STATEMENT: A process statement as specified in Section 502.1, shall not be required of any stationary source which emits in every in every 12-month period less than or equal to the following quantities:

112 - EXEMPTION - STATIONARY SOURCES SUBJECT TO DISTRICT RULE 207, TITLE V -FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM: This rule shall not apply to the following stationary sources:

Notwithstanding Sections 112.2 and 112.4, nothing in this Section shall prevent any stationary source which has had a Title V permit from qualifying to comply with this rule in the future in lieu of maintaining an application for a Title V permit or upon rescission of a Title V permit if the owner or operator demonstrates to the Air Pollution Control Officer that the stationary source is in compliance with the emissions limitations in Section 301 or an applicable alternative operational limit in Section 303.

113 - EXEMPTION - STATIONARY SOURCE WITH A LIMITATION ON POTENTIAL TO EMIT: This rule shall not apply to any stationary source which has a valid Permit to Operate with federally enforceable conditions or other federally enforceable limit that limits its potential to emit to below the applicable threshold(s) for a major stationary source as defined in Sections 208 and 209.


200 - DEFINITIONS

All terms shall retain the definitions provided under District Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM, as applicable, unless otherwise defined herein.

201 - 12-MONTH PERIOD: A period of twelve consecutive months determined on a rolling basis with a new 12-month period beginning on the first day of each calendar month.

202 - ACTUAL EMISSIONS: The emissions of a regulated air pollutant from a stationary source for every 12-month period. Valid continuous emission monitoring data or source test data shall be preferentially used to determine actual emissions. In the absence of valid continuous emissions monitoring data or source test data, the basis for determining actual emissions shall be:

All calculations of actual emissions shall use U.S. EPA, California Air Resources Board (CARB) or District approved methods, including emission factors and assumptions.

203 - ALTERNATIVE OPERATIONAL LIMIT: A limit on a measurable parameter, such as hours of operation, throughput of materials, use of materials, or quantity of product, as specified in Section 303.

204 - EMISSION UNIT: Any article, machine, equipment, operation, contrivance or related groupings of such that may produce and/or emit any regulated air pollutant or hazardous air pollutant.

205 - FEDERALLY - ENFORCEABLE: All limitations and conditions which are directly enforceable by U.S. EPA, including:

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

207 - 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.

208 - MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE OF HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (HAPs): A stationary source that emits or has the potential to emit quantities equal to or exceeding the lesser of any of the following thresholds:

Fugitive emissions of HAPs shall be considered in calculating emissions for stationary sources. The definition of a major stationary source of radionuclides shall be specified by rule by U.S. EPA.

209 - MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE OF REGULATED AIR POLLUTANTS: A stationary source that emits or has the potential to emit a regulated air pollutant in quantities equal to or exceeding the lesser of any of the following thresholds:

Fugitive emissions of these pollutants shall be considered in calculating total emissions for stationary sources in accordance with 40 CFR Part 70.2.

210 - OWNER OR OPERATOR: Any person who owns, leases, operates, controls, or supervises a stationary source.

211 - POTENTIAL TO EMIT: For the purposes of this rule, potential to emit means 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.

212 - PROCESS STATEMENT: An annual report on permitted emission units from an owner or operator of a stationary source certifying under penalty of perjury the following:

213 - REGULATED AIR POLLUTANT: Any of the following air pollutants are regulated:

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

215 - UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (U.S. EPA): The Administrator or appropriate delegatee of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

216 - 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.


300 - STANDARDS

301 - EMISSIONS LIMITATIONS: Unless the owner or operator has chosen to operate the stationary source under an alternative operational limit specified in Section 303, any stationary source subject to the requirements of this rule shall emit in every 12-month period less than or equal to the following quantities of emissions:

302 - PROVISION FOR AIR POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT:

TABLE 3

Volatile Organic Compound Content

(grams per liter as applied)

Maximum Allowable Annual Usage

(gallons per year)

<=500 3835
501 - 600 3195
601 - 700 2739
> 700 1917

TABLE 4

Volatile Organic Compound Content

(grams per liter as applied)

Maximum Allowable Annual Usage

(gallons per year)

<=500 9586
501 - 600 7989
601 - 700 6847
> 700 4793




400 - ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 - ALTERNATIVE OPERATIONAL LIMIT: The owner or operator of a stationary source subject to this rule operating under an alternative operational limit pursuant to Section 303 shall obtain any necessary permits prior to commencing any physical or operational change or activity which will result in an exceedance of an applicable operational limit specified in Section 303.2.

402 - EVALUATION OF EMISSIONS LIMITATIONS

403 - APPLICATION SUBMITTAL TIMELINE


500 - MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 - RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS: Beginning September 5, 1998, the owner or operator of a stationary source subject to this rule shall comply with the applicable recordkeeping requirements in this section. The owner or operator of a stationary source shall keep and maintain records for each permitted emission unit or groups of permitted emission units sufficient to determine actual emissions. Such information shall be summarized in a monthly log, maintained onsite for five years, and be made available to District, CARB, or U.S. EPA staff upon request. Additionally, the recordkeeping requirements of this rule shall not replace any recordkeeping requirements contained in an operating permit or in an applicable District, State, or Federal rule or regulation.

502 - REPORTING REQUIREMENTS