SACAQMD RULE 210 SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE STATUS
LAST REVISED 09/05/96


Adopted 11-2-95, (Amended 9-5-96)

Effective XX-XX-XX

[Effective Date: This rule becomes effective on the date it is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency into the State Implementation Plan.]



RULE 210 SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE STATUS



100 GENERAL

101 - PURPOSE: The purpose of this rule is to allow owners or operators of specified stationary sources that would otherwise be major stationary sources to request and accept federally enforceable emissions limits sufficient to enable the sources to be considered synthetic minor stationary sources.

A synthetic minor stationary source is not subject to Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM unless it is subject to that rule for a reason other than being a major stationary source. A synthetic minor stationary source is subject to all applicable federal requirements for non-major stationary sources and to all federally enforceable conditions and requirements pursuant to this rule. In addition, a synthetic minor stationary source is subject to all applicable State and District rules, regulations, and other requirements.

102 - APPLICABILITY: This rule applies to any major stationary source located within the District for which the owner or operator requests, and would be able to comply with, federally enforceable limitations or conditions that qualify the source to be a synthetic minor source, as defined herein. This rule shall not apply to any stationary source that is subject to District Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM for a reason other than being a major stationary source.



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

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

203 - 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.

204 - 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 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 the U.S. EPA.

205 - 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 or any of the following thresholds:



206 - MAJOR STATIONARY SOURCE THRESHOLD: The potential to emit a regulated air pollutant in the amounts specified under Sections 204 and 205.

207 - MODIFICATION: Any physical or operational change at a stationary source or facility which necessitates a revision of any federally enforceable condition, established pursuant to this rule or by any other mechanism, that enables a source to be a synthetic minor source.

208 - OPERATING SCENARIO: An operating scenario is any permitted mode of operation, including normal operation, startup, shutdown, and reasonably foreseeable changes in process, feed, or product.

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

210 - 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.

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

212 - RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Responsible official shall mean one of the following:

213 - SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE: A stationary source which, pursuant to this rule or another mechanism, is subject to federally enforceable conditions that limit its potential to emit to less than major stationary source thresholds.

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

215 - 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 - MODIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE: The following requirements apply to any modification of a synthetic minor source:




400 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS

401 - REQUEST FOR SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE STATUS: A request for a synthetic minor source status shall not relieve a stationary source of the responsibility to comply with the application requirements of Rule 207, TITLE V - FEDERAL OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM within the specified timeframes. A major stationary source subject to this rule may request synthetic minor source status in accordance with the following:

402 - COMPLETENESS DETERMINATION

403 - DESIGNATION OF FEDERALLY ENFORCEABLE CONDITIONS: Conditions enabling a source to become a synthetic minor source shall be identified as federally enforceable and included in the source's Permit to Operate issued by the District pursuant to District Rule 201, GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS, and Sections 404 through 406 of this rule. The federally enforceable conditions shall contain monitoring and recordkeeping requirements sufficient to determine ongoing compliance with the emissions limits set forth pursuant to Section 403. and shall be:


Conditions in the Permit to Operate that do not conform to the requirements of this Section, any other requirements of this rule, or any underlying federal regulations which set forth criteria for federal-enforceability may be deemed not federally enforceable by U.S. EPA.

404 - PUBLIC NOTIFICATION AND REVIEW: After a request for synthetic minor source status is determined to be complete, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall:

405 - U.S. EPA REVIEW: After a request for synthetic minor source status is determined to be complete, the Air Pollution Control Officer shall:

406 - FINAL ACTION

407 - RENEWAL OF SYNTHETIC MINOR SOURCE STATUS: Renewal of synthetic minor source status shall be made in accordance with District Rule 201, GENERAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. In addition, at permit renewal, any revision of conditions identified as federally enforceable shall be subject to the requirements of Sections 301 and 401 through 406 of this rule.


500 MONITORING AND RECORDS

501 - REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: The owner or operator of a synthetic minor source which exceeds the permit conditions identified as federally enforceable and established pursuant to Section 403 shall report such exceedances to the Air Pollution Control Officer within 24 hours of exceedance.


600 VIOLATIONS

601 - NON-COMPLIANCE PROVISION: The owner or operator of a synthetic minor source that is not in compliance with any permit condition identified as federally enforceable or with any requirement set forth in this rule, or that files false information with the District to obtain synthetic minor source status, is in violation of the Federal Clean Air Act and District rules and regulations. A noncomplying synthetic minor source may be subject to any one or combination of the following actions: