SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT




RULE 1303. PART 70 OPERATING PERMITS - PERMITS.

(Adopted 11/09/1993)

A. Applicability

This Rule applies to operating permit contents for Part 70 sources.

B. Exemptions

Rule 1301 Section B describes sources which are exempt from the requirement to obtain Part 70 permits.

C. Definitions

For the purposes of this Rule, the definitions of Rule 1301 Section C shall apply.

D. Permit Content

E. Operational Flexibility

F. Emergency Provisions in Permits

An emergency constitutes an affirmative defense to an enforcement action brought for noncompliance with a technology-based emission limitation violated as a result of the emergency if all of the following actions have been taken by the permittee:

In any enforcement proceeding, the permittee seeking to establish the occurrence of an emergency has the burden of proof.

G. General Part 70 Permits

H. Compliance Schedule

All Part 70 sources subject to this Rule, except the outer continental shelf (OCS) sources, shall comply with this Rule on the date they become subject to the Part 70 operating permit program as approved by the USEPA for the District. All OCS sources shall comply with this rule either on the USEPA's approval date for this rule or on the date USEPA delegates the OCS program to the District, whichever is later. Specific dates for compliance, if applicable, are provided in relevant sections of this Rule.

I. Effective Date of Rule

The requirements of this Rule shall become effective on the date of approval by USEPA.