SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

RULE 202 - EXEMPTIONS TO RULE 201
(Adopted 10/18/1971, revised 5/1/1972 and 6/27/1977, readopted 10/23/1978, revised 12/7/1987, 1/11/1988, 1/17/1989, 7/10/1990 7/30/1991, 11/05/1991, 3/10/1992, 5/10/94, 6/28/1994 and 4/17/1997)

A. Applicability

An Authority to Construct or Permit to Operate shall not be required for equipment, operations and activities described herein.

B. Exceptions

Notwithstanding any exemption created by this Rule, any equipment, activity or operations proposed by an applicant for use as an Emission Reduction Credit is not exempt.

C. Definitions

See Rule 102 for definitions.

D. General Provisions

E. Compliance with Rule Changes

The provisions of this section shall apply when an exemption for existing equipment is removed by revision of this Rule. The equipment owner shall file a complete application for a permit required by the exemption change within ninety (90) days after adoption of the revised rule; or for sources on the Outer Continental Shelf, within 90 days after the date the revision to this Rule is added to the Outer Continental Shelf Air Regulations (40 CFR Part 55). If no application is filed within the ninety (90) day period, the application filing fee prescribed in Rule 210 shall be doubled and the equipment owner shall be subject to a Notice of Violation and to the penalty provisions set forth in California Health and Safety Code Sections 42400 et seq.

If an application is filed within the ninety (90) day filing period after adoption of the revised rule but the application is deemed incomplete by the District, the applicant shall be notified by the District that a complete application must be filed within thirty (30) days of the notification. If a complete application is not received within thirty (30) days after the notification, the prescribed filing fee shall be doubled and the owner of the equipment shall be subject to the penalty provisions set forth in California Health and Safety Code Sections 42400 et seq.

F. Internal Combustion Engines

G. Combustion Equipment (Other than Internal Combustion Engines)

Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 25 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

H. Abrasive Blast Equipment

The following listed abrasive blast equipment is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

I. Coatings Applications Equipment and Operations

The following listed coating applications equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

J. Drycleaning and Fabric Related Equipment and Operations

The following listed drycleaning and fabric related equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

K. Food Processing and Preparation Equipment

The following listed food processing and preparation equipment is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

L. General Utility Equipment and Operations

The following listed general utility equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

M. Glass, Ceramic, Metallurgical Processing and Fabrication Equipment and Operations

The following glass, ceramic, metallurgical processing and fabrication equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

N. Laboratory Equipment and Operations

The following laboratory equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

O. Material Working and Handling Equipment and Operations

The following material working and handling equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

P. Miscellaneous Equipment and Operations

The following miscellaneous equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

Q. Mixing, Blending and Packaging Equipment and Operations

The following mixing, blending, and packaging equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

R. Plastics, Composite and Rubber Processing Equipment and Operations

The following plastics, composite and rubber processing equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

S. Printing and Reproduction Equipment and Operations

The following printing and reproduction equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

T. Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing Equipment and Operations

The following semiconductor and electronics manufacturing equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of one ton per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

U. Solvent Application Equipment and Operations

The following solvent application equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt.

V. Storage and Transfer Equipment and Operations

The following storage and transfer equipment and operations is exempt from permit requirements. Notwithstanding the listed exemptions, any collection of articles, machines, equipment or other contrivances within each listed equipment category at a stationary source that has aggregate emissions in excess of 10 tons per calendar year of any affected pollutant is not exempt. Containers, reservoirs, tanks, sumps or ponds with a capacity of 55 gallons or less are exempt and do not count towards the 10 ton per year aggregation threshold.