(Adopted May 6, 1977)(Amended July 8, 1977)(Amended April 4, 1980)

RULE 708.2. CONTENT OF STATIONARY SOURCE CURTAILMENT PLANS

The plans required by Rule 708.1 shall include:

(a) General Requirements

1.A list of sources of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. The list must contain the SCAQMD permit number, the daily amount of contaminants discharged, a statement of the minimum time and recommended time to implement the abatement actions for each episode stage for each facility and source, and the percent reduction in emissions at each episode stage. Such actions shall be consistent with the provisions of Rule 708.4(c).

2.The total number of employees at the facility during each shift:

(A) On a normal weekday.

(B) On a major national holiday.

3.The total number of employees at the facility:

(A) On a normal weekday.

(B) On a major national holiday.

4.The normal amount of energy (gas, fuel oil, and electricity) used:

(A) On a normal weekday.

(B) On a major national holiday.

5.The actions to brief employees on the actions expected of them in the event of a declaration of first-, second-, or third- stage episodes.

6.The name and telephone numbers of the episode action coordinator and alternate.

7.The reductions in fuel oil, gas, and electrical consumption at each episode stage. Such reductions to be carried out to the extent feasible.

8.For first-stage episodes, the measures to voluntarily curtail equipment emitting air contaminants such as paint spray booths, degreasers or other hydrocarbon emitting equipment.

9.For second-stage episodes:

(A) The measures to curtail as much as possible without upsetting production, equipment operations which emit hydrocarbons or nitrogen oxides during ozone episodes and which emit sulfur dioxide during sulfur dioxide and sulfate episodes. Such measures shall reduce normal daily emissions by up to 20 percent without jeopardizing the public health or safety, and without damaging the equipment or without upsetting production.

(B) The measures to postpone operations which can be postponed until after the episode.

(C) The plan must include lists of the equipment which emit the contaminants causing the episodes that will be curtailed during a second-stage episode and shall contain a brief description of the equipment, the District permit number, the percent reduction in emissions and the time it will take to attain that reduction.

10.For third-stage episodes:

(A) A list of equipment and the permit number3 of such equipment not operated on a major national holiday.

(B) For organizations normally closed on any major national holiday, the measures to close for a declared third-stage episode.

(C) For organizations normally operating on a major national holiday the measures to be taken to curtail as much as possible without upsetting production, equipment operations which emit hydrocarbons or nitrogen oxides during ozone episodes and equipment which emits sulfur dioxide during sulfur oxide episodes. Such measures shall reduce normal daily emissions by 33 percent without jeopardizing the public health or safety, without damaging the equipment or without upsetting production.

11.Other information and measures as required by the Executive Officer to insure the maximum effectiveness in reducing air contaminants in the event of a declaration of first-, second-, or third- stage episodes.

(b) Specific Requirements

Such plans shall include details on the following actions:

1.Second-Stage Ozone Episodes:

(A) The equipment emitting either hydrocarbons or oxides of nitrogen which will be curtailed.

(B) The measures to eliminate the loading and offloading of marine tankers containing petroleum products with a Reid vapor pressure of 78 millimeters of mercury (1.5 pounds per square inch) or greater, except that offloading may occur provided that such marine tankers:

a.

b.(i) do not ballast, tank wash, gas-free, or purge in a manner which results in hydrocarbon emissions in Southern California Coastal Waters during the episode, and

c.(ii) after offloading, do not remain in Southern California Coastal Waters for longer than 24 hours unless an episode is not in effect during that period of time, and

d.(iii) are equipped with sufficient on-board event sensors, recorders, other equipment, or the use of other methods approved by the Executive Officer to monitor the activities prohibited by subsection (b)(1)(B)(i).

2.Third-Stage Ozone Episodes

For facilities that normally operate on a major national holiday, the measures when third-stage episode plans are in effect to:

(A) Suspend commercial and industrial spray painting.

(B) Suspend activities, including but not limited to roofing, asphalt paving and surface coating, where volatile organic material is involved.

(C) The measures to shut down or severely curtail equipment emitting hydrocarbons or oxides of nitrogen.

(D) The measures to eliminate the loading and offloading of marine tankers containing petroleum products with a Reid vapor pressure of 78 millimeters of mercury (1.5 pounds per square inch) or greater, except that offloading may occur provided that such marine tankers:

a.

b.(i) do not ballast, tank wash, gas-free, or purge in a manner which results in hydrocarbon emissions in Southern California Coastal Waters during the episode, and

c.(ii) after offloading, do not remain in Southern California Coastal Waters for longer than 24 hours unless an episode is not in effect during that period of time, and

d.(iii) are equipped with sufficient on-board event sensors, recorders, other equipment, or the use of other methods approved by the Executive Officer to monitor the activities prohibited by subsection (b)(2)(D)(i).

3.(3) First-Stage Sulfur Dioxide Episodes

(A) The equipment emitting sulfur oxides which will be voluntarily curtailed.

(B) The measures to curtail or postpone electrically-intensive industrial operations, where feasible.

(C) The measures for electric utilities to import additional power from outside the basin to the extent feasible.

4.Second-Stage Sulfur Dioxide Episodes

(A) The additional equipment emitting sulfur oxides which will be curtailed.

(B) For fossil fuel fired combustion sources including electrical utilities with a heat input greater than 50 million BTU per hour:

a.

b.(i) The measures to burn natural gas.

c.(ii) To the extent that natural gas is not available and up to and including December 31, 1980, the measures to burn fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.25 percent by weight or the measures to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to an equivalent discharge.

d.(iii) To the extent that natural gas is not available after December 31, 1980, the measures to burn fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.1 percent by weight or the measures to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to an equivalent discharge. If fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.1 percent is not available, the measures to burn fuel oil with the least sulfur content available.

e.(iv) Any combustion source may be exempt from the provisions of subsections (b)(5)(C)(ii) and (iii) of this rule upon demonstration that fuel oil with the specified sulfur content is not available.

f.(C) For electrical utilities the measures to:

g.

h.(i) Shift oil burning power generation to non-source areas to the maximum extent consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.

i.(ii) Shift oil burning power generation to combined cycle gas turbine generating equipment burning fuel oil containing less than 0.15 percent sulfur to the maximum extent consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.

j.(D) For refineries and chemical plants, the measures to be taken to reduce normal daily sulfur dioxide emissions by 20 percent without jeopardizing the public health or safety, without causing an increase in the emissions of contaminants, without damaging the equipment or without upsetting production.

5.Third-Stage Sulfur Dioxide Episode

For facilities that normally operate on a major national holiday:

(A) The equipment emitting sulfur oxides which will be shut down or severely curtailed.

(B) For refineries and chemical plants the measures to be taken to reduce the normal daily sulfur dioxide emissions by 33 percent without jeopardizing the public health or safety, without causing an increase in the emissions of contaminants, or without damaging the equipment.

(C) For fossil fuel fired combustion sources including electric utilities with a heat input greater than 50 million BTU per hour:

a.

b.(i) The measures to burn natural gas.

c.(ii) To the extent that natural gas is not available and up to and including December 31, 1980, the measures to burn fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.25 percent by weight or the measures to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to an equivalent discharge.

d.(iii) To the extent that natural gas is not available after December 31, 1980, the measures to burn fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.1 percent by weight or the measures to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions to an equivalent discharge.

e.If fuel oil with a sulfur content of not more than 0.1 percent is not available, the measures to burn fuel oil with the least sulfur content available.

f.(iv) Any combustion source may be exempt from the provisions of subsections (b)(5)(C)(ii) and (iii) of this rule upon demonstration that fuel oil with the specified sulfur content is not available.

g.(D) For electrical utilities the measures to:

h.

i.(i) Shift oil burning power generation to non-source areas to the maximum extent consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.

j.(ii) Shift oil burning power generation to combined cycle gas turbine generating equipment burning fuel oil containing less than 0.15 percent sulfur to the maximum extent consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.