SJVAPCD RULE 1020 DEFINITIONS
LAST REVISED 5/16/96

RULE 1020  DEFINITIONS (Adopted June 18, 1992; Amended December 17,
           1992; Amended December 16, 1993; Amended April 13, 1995;
           Amended May 16, 1996)

1.0     Purpose

        The purpose of this rule is to define certain words used in
        these regulations.  Except as otherwise specifically provided
        in these rules and except where the context otherwise
        indicates, words used in these rules are used in exactly the
        same sense as the same words are used in Division 26 (Air
        Resources) of the California Health and Safety Code.  

2.0     Applicability

        This rule shall apply to the use of terms in all of the San
        Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District Rules
        and Regulations except where otherwise indicated.  

3.0     Definitions

        3.1  Affected Pollutants:  those pollutants for which an
             ambient air quality standard has been established by  
             the Environmental Protection Agency or by the ARB and 
             the precursors to such pollutants, and those pollutants
             regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency under
             the Federal Clean Air Act or by the ARB under the Health
             and Safety Code including volatile organic compounds,
             nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, PM-10, carbon monoxide,
             ethylene, lead, asbestos, beryllium,  mercury, vinyl
             chloride, fluorides, sulfuric acid mist, hydrogen sulfide, 
             total reduced sulfur, and reduced sulfur compounds, and 
             those pollutants which the Environmental Protection Agency, 
             after due process, or the ARB or the District, after public 
             hearing, determine may have a significant adverse effect on 
             the environment, the public health, or the public welfare.

        3.2  Air Contaminants:  any discharge, release, or other
             propagation into the atmosphere directly or indirectly,
             caused by man and includes, but is not limited to, smoke,
             charred paper, dust, soot, grime, carbon, noxious acids,
             fumes, gases, odors, or particulate matter, or any
             combination thereof.

        3.3  Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO):  the Air Pollution
             Control Officer of the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air
             Pollution Control District.

        3.4  Air Resources Board (ARB):  the state Air Resources Board
             as established by Health and Safety Code section 39510,
             or any person authorized to act on its behalf.

        3.5  Alteration:  any addition to, enlargement of, replacement
             of, or any major modification or change in the design,
             capacity, process, or arrangement, or any increase in the
             connected loading of, equipment or control apparatus,
             which will significantly increase or affect the kind or
             amount of air contaminants emitted.

        3.6  Ambient Air Quality Standards:  include state and National 
             Ambient Air Quality Standards.  (In the inclusion of this 
             rule in the State Implementation Plan, all references in 
             these regulations to ambient air quality standards shall 
             be interpreted as National Ambient Air Quality Standards.)

        3.7  Atmosphere:  the air that envelops or surrounds the earth.  
             Where air pollutants are emitted into a building or 
             structure not designed specifically as a piece of air 
             pollution control equipment, such emissions into the 
             building or structure shall be considered  emissions into
             the atmosphere.

        3.8  Board:  the Governing Board of the San Joaquin Valley 
             Unified Air Pollution Control District.

        3.9  Central Kern County Fields: that portion of Kern County
             within boundaries described as: 

             Beginning at  point common to the northerly boundary line
             of Kern County, and the center line of Interstate Hwy. 5
             and following Interstate Hwy. 5 in a southeasterly direction 
             to a point on the line between Township 10N and Township 11N, 
             SBB&M; thence east on said line between Township 10N and 
             Township 11N to a point on the line between Range 17W and 
             Range 18W SBB&M; thence north along said line between Range 
             17W and Range 18W to a point on the line between Township 32S, 
             MDB&M and Township 12, SBB&M; thence east along said line 
             between Township 32S and Township 12N to a point on the line 
             between Range 30E and Range 31E, MDB&M; thence north along 
             said line between Range 30E and Range 31E to a point on the 
             line between Township 28S and Township 29S, MDB&M; thence east
             along said line between Township 28S and Township 29S to a 
             point on the line bearing in a northerly direction between 
             Range 30E and Range 31E, MDB&M; thence north along said line 
             between Range 30E and Range 31E, MDB&M, to a point on the 
             northerly boundary line of Kern County; thence west along said 
             boundary to the point of beginning. (See Figure 1.) 
     
       3.10  Clean Produced Water:  water containing less than 35
             milligrams per liter of  VOCs, as determined by EPA Test
             Method 413.2, or 418.1 and/or, if necessary, EPA Test
             Method 8240.  Hydrocarbons heavier than C14, as determined 
             by Test Method ASTM E 260-85, may be excluded from the total 
             concentration.

       3.11  Combustible Refuse:  any solid or liquid combustible waste 
             material containing carbon in a free or combined state.

       3.12  Combustion Contaminants:  particulate matter discharged into 
             the atmosphere from the burning of any kind of material 
             containing carbon in a free or combined state.

       3.13  Cyclic Well:  any crude oil production well which is 
             periodically (at least once in the preceding five (5)
             year period) injected with steam from any source for the
             purpose of enhancing oil production.

       3.14  District:  the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution
             Control District including Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced,
             San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties, and the San
             Joaquin Valley Air Basin portion of Kern County.

       3.15  Dust:  minute, solid particles released into the air by
             natural forces or by mechanical processes such as crushing, 
             grinding, milling, drilling, demolishing, shoveling, 
             conveying, covering, bagging, sweeping, or other similar 
             processes.

       3.16  Emission:  the act of passing into the atmosphere of an
             air contaminant or gas stream which contains an air
             contaminant, or the air contaminant so passed into the
             atmosphere.

       3.17  Emission Point:  the place at which air contaminants enter 
             the atmosphere.

       3.18  Flue:  any duct or passage for air, gases, or the like,
             such as a stack or chimney.

       3.19  Fresno County Oil Fields:  That portion of Fresno County
             westerly of the following described line:
          
             Beginning at a point common to Kings, Monterey and Fresno
             counties, which point also being the most southerly point
             of Fresno County; thence northerly and easterly along the
             Fresno County line to a point on the line common to Ranges 
             20 East and 21 East; thence northerly along said range line 
             to a point on the line common to Townships 16 South and 17 
             South; thence northwesterly on a straight line from that 
             point through the southeast corner of Township 13 South, 
             Range 17 East, to its intersection with the northerly 
             boundary line of Fresno County (See Figure 2).

       3.20  Fuel Burning Equipment:  any furnace, boiler, apparatus,
             stack, and all appurtenances thereto, used in the process
             of burning fuel for the primary purpose of producing heat
             or power by indirect heat transfer.

       3.21  Fuel Burning Unit:  the minimum number of fuel burning
             equipment, the simultaneous operations of which are
             required for the production of useful heat or power.

       3.22  Fumes:  minute, solid particles that are generated by the
             condensation of vapors from solid matter after volatilization 
             from the molten state, or that may be generated by sublimation, 
             distillation, calcination, or chemical reaction, when these 
             processes create air-borne particles.

       3.23  Hearing Board:  the Hearing Board of the San Joaquin Valley 
             Unified Air Pollution Control District.

       3.24  Installation:  the placement, assemblage, or construction
             of equipment or control apparatus at the premises where
             the equipment or control apparatus will be used, and
             includes all preparatory work at such premises.
     
       3.25  Institutional Facility:  any hospital, boarding home, school, 
             corporation yard, or like facility.

       3.26  Loading Rack:  any aggregate or combination of equipment
             which loads organic liquid into tank trucks, trailers or
             railroad tank cars.  The loading rack is the portion from
             the connection at the inlet of the organic liquid pump to
             and including the hose and connector at the portable
             delivery tank.

       3.27  Multiple Chamber Incinerator:  any  source operation,
             structure, or any part of a structure used to dispose of
             combustible refuse by burning, consisting of three (3) or
             more refractory lined combustion furnaces in series,
             physically separated by refractory walls, interconnected
             by gas passage ports or ducts, and employing adequate
             design parameters necessary for maximum combustion of the
             material to be burned.  The refractories shall have a
             pyrometric cone equivalent of at least 17, tested according 
             to the method described in the American Society for Testing 
             Materials, Method C-24.  

       3.28  Nonattainment Pollutant:  any pollutant for which an ambient 
             air quality standard was exceeded within the District more 
             than three (3) discontinuous times (or, for annual standards, 
             more than one (1) time) within the three (3) years immediately 
             preceding the date when the application for the Authority to 
             Construct was filed, or which has been designated nonattainment 
             pursuant to final rule-making by the Environmental Protection 
             Agency published in the Federal Register, or which has been
             designated nonattainment by the ARB pursuant to Section 39607 
             of the Health and Safety Code.  Any pollutant which is a 
             precursor to a nonattainment pollutant is, itself, a 
             nonattainment pollutant.

       3.29  Open Outdoor Fire:  the combustion of any combustible refuse, 
             or other material of any type, outdoors in the open air, not 
             in any enclosure where the products of combustion are not 
             directed through a flue.

       3.30  Operation:  any physical action resulting in a change in the 
             location, form, or physical properties of a material, or any 
             chemical action resulting in a change in the chemical 
             composition or the chemical or physical properties of a 
             material.

       3.31  Owner:  includes but is not limited to any person who leases, 
             supervises, or operates equipment, in addition to the normal 
             meaning of ownership.

       3.32  Particulate Matter:  any material except uncombined water, 
             which exists in a finely divided form as a liquid or solid 
             at standard conditions.

       3.33  Person:  any person, firm, association, organization, 
             partnership, business trust, corporation, company, 
             contractor, supplier, installer, user or owner, or any
             state or local governmental agency or public district or
             any officer or employee thereof.
     
       3.34  Pit:  an excavation intended for use under normal conditions 
             for the intermittent or emergency collection of crude oil 
             and water. 

       3.35  Pond:  an excavation used for the storage of clean produced 
             water as defined in this rule prior to reuse or disposal.  

       3.36  PM-10:  particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter
             smaller than or equal to a nominal ten (10) microns as
             measured by the applicable state and federal reference
             test methods.

       3.37  PPM (ppm):  parts per million by volume expressed on a
             dry gas basis.

       3.38  Process Weight:  the total weight of all materials introduced 
             into any specific source operation, which operation may cause 
             any discharge into the atmosphere.  Solid fuels charged are 
             considered as part of the process weight, but liquid and 
             gaseous fuels and combustion air are not.

       3.39  Process Weight Rate:  derived by dividing the total process 
             weight by the number of hours in one (1) complete cycle of 
             operation from the beginning of any given process to the 
             completion thereof, excluding any time during which the 
             equipment is idle.

       3.40  Regulation:  one (1) of the major subdivisions of the rules 
             of the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control 
             District.

       3.41  Residential Rubbish:  refuse originating from residential
             uses and includes wood, paper, cloth, cardboard, tree
             trimmings, leaves, lawn clippings, and dry plants.

       3.42  Rubbish:  combustible and noncombustible solid wastes of
             commercial and industrial establishments, institutions,
             etc., exclusive of the highly putrescible wastes (garbage).  
             Rubbish consists of such materials as paper, metal, wood, 
             cans, furniture, yard trimmings, and ceramics.

       3.43  Rule:  a rule of the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air
             Pollution Control District.

       3.44  San Joaquin Valley Air Basin:  all of San Joaquin, 
             Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare
             Counties, and that portion of Kern County which lies west
             and north of a line described as follows:

             Beginning at the Kern-Los Angeles County boundary and running 
             north and east along the northwest boundary of the Rancho La 
             Liebre Land Grant to the point of intersection with the range 
             line common to R.15W. and R.16.W, San Bernardino Base and 
             Meridian; north along the range line to the northwest corner 
             of S. 2, T.32S., R.32E, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian; then 
             east along the township line common to T.32S. and T.31S.; 
             then north along the range line common to R.35E. and R.34E.; 
             then east along the township line common to T.29S. and T.28S.;
             then north along the range line common to R.36E. and R.35E.; 
             then east along the township line common to T.28S. and T.27S.; 
             then north along the range line common to R.37E. and R.36E. 
             to the Kern-Tulare County boundary.

       3.45  Small Producer:  a person who produces an average of less
             than 6000 barrels per day of crude oil from all operations 
             in the county, and does not engage in refining, transporting 
             or marketing of refined petroleum products.

       3.46  Source Operation:  the last operation preceding the emission 
             of any air contaminant, which:
             3.46.1    Results in the separation of the air contaminant 
                       from the process materials or in the conversion 
                       of the process materials into air contaminants, 
                       as in the case of combustion of fuels; and

             3.46.2    Is not an air pollution abatement operation; and

             3.46.3    Is any operation, article, machine, equipment
                       or other contrivance.

       3.47  Standard Conditions:  a gas temperature of 60 degrees 
             Fahrenheit and a gas pressure of 14.7 pounds per square
             inch absolute.  Results of all analyses and tests shall
             be calculated or reported at this gas temperature and
             pressure.

       3.48  Standard Cubic Foot of Gas:  the amount of gas that would
             occupy a column of one (1) cubic foot, if free of water
             vapor at standard conditions.

       3.49  Steam Drive Well:  any crude oil production well which
             produces from the same production zone in which a steam
             injection well is completed, and is within:
             3.49.1    250 feet of a steam injection well, if the
                       injection well is within a production well pattern
                       of two and one-half (2-1/2) acres or smaller;

             3.49.2    350 feet of a steam injection well, if the
                       injection well is within a production well pattern
                       of greater than two and one-half (2-1/2) acres but
                       five (5) acres or smaller;

             3.49.3    500 feet of a steam injection well, if the 
                       injection well is within a production well pattern
                       larger than five (5) acres; or

             3.49.4    1000 feet of a steam injection well, and responds 
                       to steam injected in an irregular pattern, and 
                       exhibits any visible emissions.

       3.50  Steam-enhanced Crude Oil Production Well:  any steam drive 
             well, cyclic well or any other well in a production zone 
             that has had the temperature raised by the injection of steam.

       3.51  TRS:  the total reduced sulfur contained in hydrogen sulfide, 
             mercaptans, dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide or other 
             organic sulfide compounds, all expressed as hydrogen sulfide.  
             Sulfur dioxide, sulfur trioxide, or sulfuric acid are not to 
             be included in the determination of TRS.

       3.52  TVP:  true vapor pressure.
     
       3.53  Volatile Organic Compound (VOC): any compound containing
             at least one (1) atom of carbon except for the following
             exempt compounds:

               methane,
               ethane,
               carbon monoxide,
               carbon dioxide,
               carbonic acid,
               metallic carbides or carbonates,
               ammonium carbonates,
               acetone,
               methylene chloride,
               methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane),
               CFC-113 (1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane),
               CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane),
               CFC-12 (dichlorodifluoromethane),
               HCFC-22 (chlorodifluoromethane),
               HFC-23 (trifluoromethane),
               CFC-114 (1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane),
               CFC-115 (chloropentafluoroethane),
               HCFC-123 (2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane),
               HCFC-124 (2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluorethane),
               HFC-125 (pentafluorethane),
               HFC-134 (1,1,2,2-tetrafluorethane),
               HFC-134a (1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane),
               HCFC-141b (1,1-dichloro-1-fluoroethane), 
               HCFC-142b (1-chloro-1,1-difluoroethane),
               HFC-143a (1,1,1-trifluorethane),
               HFC-152a (1,1-difluorethane),
               cyclic, branched, or linear completely methylated
               siloxane compounds,*
               parachlorobenzotrifluoride, and
               the following four classes of perfluorcarbon (PFC)
               compounds:*
               1)   cyclic, branched, or linear, completely
                    fluorinated alkanes,
               2)   cyclic, branched, or linear, completely
                    fluorinated ethers with no unsaturations,
               3)   cyclic, branched, or linear, completely
                    fluorinated tertiary amines with no
                    unsaturations, and
               4)   saturated perfluorocarbons containing sulfur
                    with sulfur bonds only to carbon and fluorine.
                    *perfluorocarbon and methylated siloxane
                    compounds shall be assumed to be absent from a
                    product or process unless a manufacturer or
                    facility operator identifies the specific
                    individual compounds (from broad classes of
                    these compounds) and the amounts present in
                    the product or process, and identifies a
                    validated test method which can be used to
                    quantify the specific compounds.

       3.54  Western Kern County Fields:   that portion of Kern County
             within boundaries described as: 

             Beginning at a point common to the northerly boundary line 
             of Kern County and the center line of Interstate Hwy. 5 
             and following the Kern County boundary in a westerly; then 
             a southerly, and then easterly and southerly to a point 
             common to the easterly County boundary and the line between 
             Township 10N and Township 11N SBB&M; thence easterly along 
             said line between Township 10N and Township 11N to a point 
             on the line common to Interstate Hwy. 5; thence northwesterly 
             along Interstate Hwy. 5 to the point of beginning 
             (See Figure 3).

























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