SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
 
 
 

(Adopted September 11, 1998)

RULE 222. - FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC EMISSION SOURCES NOT REQUIRING A WRITTEN PERMIT PURSUANT TO REGULATION II

(a) Purpose
The purpose of this rule is to provide an alternative to permits. This rule requires owners/operators of specified emission sources to submit information regarding the source, including, but not limited to:

  1. a description of the source;
  2. data necessary to estimate emissions from the source; and
  3. information to determine whether the equipment is operating in compliance with applicable District, state and federal rules and regulations.

(b) Applicability
This rule applies to owners/operators of the following emission sources which are exempt from permit pursuant to Rule 219, unless the Executive Officer determines that the source cannot operate in compliance with applicable rules and regulations:

  1. negative air machines; and
  2. commercial charbroilers and associated air pollution control equipment used for preparing food for human consumption.

If a determination is made that the source cannot operate in compliance with applicable rules and regulations, a permit is required pursuant to Rule 203.

(c) Definitions
For the purpose of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:

  1. APPROVED OPERATING PROCEDURES mean a set of operating requirements the equipment must operate under to comply with the requirements of any applicable federal, state, or District rules.
  2. CHARBROILER means a cooking device composed of a grated grill or skewer and a heat source. The heat source is located beneath the food being cooked or may be located above and below the food. Fuels for the heat source include, but are not limited to, electricity, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, charcoal, or wood.
  3. EMISSION SOURCE (SOURCE) means any equipment or process which emits air pollutants for which ambient air quality standards have been adopted, or their precursor pollutants.
  4. HEPA means high efficiency particulate air filter which is capable of trapping and retaining at least 99.97 percent of all monodispersed particles of 0.3 micrometer in diameter or larger.
  5. ISOLATED WORK AREA means the immediate enclosed containment area in which the asbestos abatement activity takes place.
  6. NEGATIVE AIR MACHINE means a machine or contrivance whose primary use is to remove asbestos emissions from residential or commercial abatement projects by passing asbestos containing air from an isolated work area by means of negative air pressure to a HEPA filtration system.

(d) Requirements
Owners/operators of each charbroiler or negative air machine subject to this rule shall:

  1. comply with all applicable District, state and federal rules and regulations;
  2. submit applicable information to the District, in a format determined by the Executive Officer, which provides a description of the source, including associated air pollution control equipment, sufficient data as necessary to estimate emissions from the source, and to determine compliance with applicable rules and regulations. For change of location or change of owner/operator, a new filing is required prior to operation of the equipment. This information shall include, if applicable, but not be limited to:
    1. hours of operation;
    2. materials used or processed;
    3. fuel usage;
    4. throughput; and
    5. operating parameters.
  3. upon request, periodically submit updated information in the format specified by the Executive Officer for the applicable emission source category;
  4. pay fees pursuant to Rule 301;
  5. maintain a copy on site of the filing receipt for the emission source or as otherwise approved in writing by the Executive Officer;
  6. maintain sufficient records to verify description of emission source, data necessary to estimate emissions, information to determine compliance with applicable rules and regulations as specified by the Executive Officer;
  7. not remove any air pollution control equipment associated with applicable equipment described in this rule and installed prior to September 11, 1998, unless it is to be replaced with air pollution control equipment which will reduce emissions at equal to or greater efficiency than the prior unit.

(e) Compliance Date

  1. A person shall not install, alter, replace, operate, or use any equipment subject to this rule, initially installed after January 1, 1999, without first complying with the requirements in paragraphs (d)(1),(2),(4), and (7).
  2. The owner/operator of an emission source installed prior to January 1, 1999 and not currently possessing a valid Permit to Operate or open application for a Permit to Operate shall comply with the requirements of subdivision (d) within one year of January 1, 1999.
  3. The owner/operator of an emission source installed prior to January 1, 1999 and possessing a valid Permit to Operate or open application for a Permit to Operate will be notified by the Executive Officer of the transfer of the Permit to Operate or open application to the filing system and shall comply with the requirements of subdivision (d) within sixty (60) days of notification. For the initial filing only, paragraph (d)(2) shall not apply.
  4. The provisions of this rule shall become effective January 1, 1999.