SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

(Adopted October 15, 1993) (Amended March 10, 1995)(Amended September 8, 1995)

(Amended December 7, 1995)(Amended July 12, 1996)(Amended February 14, 1997)

(Amended April 11, 1997)(Amended April 9, 1999)

RULE 2011. REQUIREMENTS FOR MONITORING, REPORTING, AND RECORDKEEPING FOR OXIDES OF SULFUR (SOx) EMISSIONS

(a) Purpose

The purpose of this rule is to establish the monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements for SOx emissions under the RECLAIM program.

(b) Applicability

The provisions of this rule shall apply to any RECLAIM SOx source or SOx process unit. The SOx sources and process units regulated by this rule include, but are not limited to:

Boilers

Internal Combustion Engines

Heaters

Gas Turbines

Furnaces

Kilns and Calciners

Ovens

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units

Dryers

Fume Incinerators/Afterburners

Test Cells

Tail Gas Units

Sulfuric Acid Production

Waste Incinerators

(c) Major SOx Source

    (1) Major SOx source means any of the following SOx sources, except for such SOx sources reclassified to process units at approved Super Compliant Facilities as specified in paragraph (c)(4):

    (2) The Facility Permit holder of a major SOx source shall:

    (3) The Facility Permit holder of a major SOx source shall:

    (4) Super Compliant Facilities

    (5) Any Facility Permit holder of a facility which is provisionally approved for SOx Super Compliant status shall have the option for each major SOx source to be reclassified as a SOx process unit, in lieu of following the procedures specified in clauses E(1)(d)(i), E(1)(d)(ii), and E(1)(d)(iii) of Appendix A Chapter 2, to monitor and report emissions pursuant to paragraph (d)(2). This option shall be available to the Facility Permit holder retroactively from July 1, 1995 if the complete application for SOx Super Compliant status is submitted on or before January 2, 1996, or retroactively from the date of application submittal if the complete application is submitted after January 2 and before December 3, 1996. If the facility is unsuccessful at obtaining final approval as a SOx Super Compliant Facility then the procedures specified in clauses E(1)(d)(i), E(1)(d)(ii), and E(1)(d)(iii) of Appendix A Chapter 2 shall apply retroactively to each major SOx source reclassified as a process unit for which SOx emissions had been calculated pursuant to paragraph (d)(2) from the date the facility began monitoring and reporting major SOx source emissions as SOx process unit emissions to the date a CEMS is installed and certified.

    (6) After final approval of Super Compliant status, a Facility Permit holder may elect to discontinue its Super Compliant status and increase its annual Allocations above the level of its adjusted compliance year 2003 Allocation provided it first meets all of the following requirements:

    (7) If a facility designated as a SOx Super Compliant Facility pursuant to paragraph (c)(4) exceeds its adjusted compliance year 2003 SOx Allocation, then the facility shall acquire, pursuant to Rule 2007, sufficient RTCs to cover such exceedance and shall be considered in violation of Rule 2004(d)(1).

    (8) If the Executive Officer determines that a facility designated as a SOx Super Compliant Facility exceeds its adjusted compliance year 2003 SOx Allocation for two consecutive years or any three years, then that facility shall no longer be considered Super Compliant. If a facility loses its Super Compliant status pursuant to this paragraph or subparagraph (c)(4)(D), all sources at the facility that were reclassified from major SOx sources to SOx process units pursuant to paragraph (c)(4) shall permanently revert back to major SOx sources and shall become subject to the monitoring and reporting requirements of paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) according to the following schedule:

    (9) Infrequently-Operated Major SOx Source
    Subparagraphs (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B) shall not apply to a major SOx source if the Facility Permit holder complies with the following requirements.

    (10) Non-Operated Major SOx Source
    Subparagraphs (c)(2)(A) and (c)(2)(B) shall not apply to a major SOx source if the Facility Permit holder complies with the following requirements.

    (11) An infrequently-operated or non-operated major SOx source qualifies for a one-time only CEMS certification period if:

    This one-time only CEMS certification period shall commence on the first day of any operation for non-operated major sources and the thirty-first day of any operation for infrequently operated major sources in any compliance year and ends on the date the CEMS is certified or 12 calendar months from the first day of any operation for non-operated major sources and the thirty-first day of any operation for infrequently operated major sources, whichever date is earlier. By the end of this CEMS certification period, the Facility Permit holder shall install, operate, and maintain all required monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping systems. During this CEMS certification period, the Facility Permit holder shall comply with the monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements of paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3).

    (12) If an approved infrequently-operated or non-operated major SOx source fails to meets the requirements of the applicable paragraph (c)(9) or (c)(10) that source shall no longer be considered an infrequently-operated or non-operated major SOx source, and the facility permit holder of the source shall be considered in violation for each day from the start of the compliance year and emissions shall be determined as if the source had been operating from the start of the compliance year according to Missing Data Procedures as specified under Rule 2011, Appendix A, Chapter 2, clause (E)(1)(d)(iii), except for those days in which the Facility Permit holder can conclusively prove that the source has not been operated.

(d) SOx Process Unit

    (1) SOx process unit is any piece of SOx emitting equipment which is not a major SOx source or a piece of equipment designated in Rule 219 - Equipment Not Requiring a Written Permit Pursuant to Regulation II.

    (2) The Facility Permit holder of a SOx process unit shall comply with paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) for any SOx process unit, or elect to comply with the following:

    (3) Starting January 1, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities, and July 1, 1994 for Cycle 2 facilities, calculations of mass emissions from each process unit shall be based upon the emission factor specified in Rule 2002. The emission factor for each process unit will be specified in the Facility Permit and will remain valid unless amended by the Executive Officer or designee pursuant to paragraphs (d)(4) or (d)(5).

    (4) A Facility Permit holder may apply to the Executive Officer or designee to amend the emission factor to an equipment or category specific emission rate in the Facility Permit for a SOx process unit at any time. If the applicant demonstrates to the Executive Officer or designee that the equipment or category specific emission rate is reliable, accurate, and representative for the purpose of calculating SOx emissions, the Executive Officer or designee will amend the Facility Permit to incorporate the equipment or category specific emission rate. The equipment or category specific emission rate shall take effect prospectively from the date the Facility Permit is amended.

    (5) The Executive Officer or designee may amend the Facility Permit at any time to specify an equipment or category specific emission rate for a SOx process unit if the equipment or category specific emission rate is determined to be more reliable, accurate, or representative of that unit's emissions than the previous emission factor stated in the Facility Permit. The equipment or category specific emission rate shall take effect prospectively from the date the Facility Permit is amended.

(e) General Requirements

    (1) A Facility Permit holder shall at all times comply with all requirements specified in subdivisions (c), (d), (e), (f) and (g) for monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping, including but not limited to, measuring, reporting, timesharing, determining mass emissions, and installing, maintaining or operating monitoring, measuring, and reporting devices, in accordance with the applicable requirements set forth in Appendix A.

    (2) The monitoring system and the applicable method for determination of mass emissions for each SOx source or process unit will be specified in the Facility Permit, in accordance with the applicable requirements set forth in Appendix A.

    (3) The time-sharing of CEMS or equivalent devices among SOx sources may be allowed by the Executive Officer or designee in accordance with the requirements for time-sharing specified in Appendix A. In such cases, the Executive Officer or designee will specify conditions in the Facility Permit upon which time-sharing may occur.

    (4) Any monitoring system certified prior to October 15, 1993 requiring a change to its full scale span range in order to meet the certification requirements set forth in Appendix A, shall be recertified by the District in accordance with the recertification requirements specified in Chapter 2, Section B.15, in Appendix A.

    (5) The Executive Officer or designee may at any time require a Facility Permit holder to use a specific monitoring and reporting system if the Executive Officer or designee determines that the elected system is inadequate to accurately determine mass emissions.

    (6) The sharing of totalizing fuel meters may be allowed by the Executive Officer or designee if the process units served by the fuel meters have the same emission factor.

    (7) A Facility Permit holder of any SOx major source, process unit, or piece of equipment which is exempt from permit requirements pursuant to Rule 219 - Equipment Not Requiring a Written Permit Pursuant to Regulation II, shall determine SOx emissions according to the methodology specified in Appendix A. Process units, or pieces of equipment exempt from permit requirements pursuant to Rule 219 shall report such SOx emissions in the Quarterly Certification of Emissions required by Rule 2004 - Requirements.

(f) Compliance Schedule

    (1) Facilities with existing CEMS and fuel meters as of October 15, 1993 shall continue to follow recording and reporting procedures required by District rules and regulations in effect immediately prior to October 15, 1993 until December 31, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities and June 30, 1995 for Cycle 2 facilities.

    (2) Between January 1, 1994 and December 31, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities and between July 1, 1994 and June 30, 1995 for Cycle 2 facilities, interim emission reports shall be submitted to the District by the Facility Permit holder. The interim reports shall comply with all of the data requirements of this rule and Appendix A, except that the reporting frequency shall be monthly for major sources, and quarterly for process units. Such reports shall be submitted by the tenth day of each month for major sources, and as specified in paragraph (b)(2) of Rule 2004 - Requirements, for process units.

    (3) A Facility Permit holder shall install, maintain and operate a totalizing fuel meter or any device approved by the Executive Officer or designee to be equivalent in accuracy, reliability, reproducibility, and timeliness for each major source and process unit by January 1, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities, and July 1, 1994 for Cycle 2 facilities, except that sharing of such devices may be allowed, pursuant to paragraph (e)(6) of this rule.

    (4) All required or elected monitoring and reporting systems specified in subdivision (c) and (d) shall be installed no later than December 31, 1994 for Cycle 1 facilities and June 30, 1995 for Cycle 2 facilities. Monitoring, Reporting, and Recordkeeping (MRR) Forms will be provided by the Executive Officer or designee by November 15, 1993 for Cycle 1 facilities and April 15, 1994 for Cycle 2 facilities. The information required on such MRR forms shall be submitted no later than December 31, 1993 for Cycle 1 facilities and June 30, 1994 for Cycle 2 facilities.

    (5) The Facility Permit holder of an existing facility which elects to enter RECLAIM or a facility which is required to enter RECLAIM shall install all required or elected monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping systems no later than 12 months after entry into RECLAIM. During the 12 months prior to the installation of the required or elected monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping systems, the Facility Permit holder shall comply with the monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements of paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3) of this rule.

    (6) The Facility Permit holder which installs a new major SOx source at an existing facility shall install, operate, and maintain all required monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping systems no later than 12 months after the initial start up of the major SOx source. During the interim period between the initial start up of the major SOx source and the provisional certification date of the CEMS, the Facility Permit holder shall comply with the monitoring requirements of paragraphs (f)(2) and (f)(3) of this rule.

(g) Recordkeeping
The Facility Permit holder of a major SO
x source or SOx process unit shall maintain all data required to be gathered, computed or reported pursuant to this rule and Appendix A for three years after each APEP report is submitted to the District except that all data gathered or computed for intervals of less than 15 minutes shall be maintained for a minimum of 48 hours. The Facility Permit holder of a major SOx source which is required to comply with 40 CFR Part 75 may instead opt to comply with the applicable recordkeeping requirements under 40 CFR Part 75. All records shall be made available to the District staff upon request.

(h) Source Testing
All required source testing shall comply with applicable District Source Test Methods 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 6.1, 100.1 and 307-91; ASTM Methods D3588-91, D4891-89, D1945-81, D4294-90, and D2622-92, and EPA Method 19.

(i) Exemption
The provisions of this rule shall not apply to gas flares.

(j) Appeals
The Facility Permit holder of a facility which has established Super Compliant status shall have a maximum of ten calendar days from the receipt of notification that the facility is no longer Super Compliant in which to file an appeal of such finding to the District Hearing Board in accordance with the requirements of Rule 216.

(k) Appendix A
All provisions of Appendix A are incorporated herein by reference.

Attachment: Appendix A - "Protocol for Monitoring, Reporting and Recordkeeping for Oxides of Sulfur (SOx) Emissions."

Table 2011-1

MEASURED VARIABLES AND REPORTED DATA FOR SOx SOURCES

SOx
SOURCES

MEASURED VARIABLES

RECORDING FREQUENCY

REPORTED DATA

TRANSMITTING/REPORTING FREQUENCY

All sources subject to Paragraphs (c)(2) and (c)(3) Stack SOx concentration, Exhaust flow rate, and Status codes Once every 15 minutes Total daily mass emissions from each source Once a day for transmitting/ once a month for reporting
         
 

OR

     
         
  SOx concentration, Stack O2 concentration, Fuel flow rate and Status codes      
 

 

     
 

OR

     
         
  Fuel sulfur content, Fuel flow rate, and Status codes   Daily status codes  
SOx Process units subject to Paragraph (d)(2) Fuel usage Quarterly Total quarterly mass emissions Once a quarter for reporting
         
 

OR

     
         
  Operating time and Production/ Processing/ Feed rate