SLOAPCD RULE 201 EQUIPMENT NOT REQUIRING A PERMIT

LAST REVISED 11/05/91





RULE 201. EQUIPMENT NOT REQUIRING A PERMIT (Revised 11/5/91)

A. General

1. A permit shall not be required for any process,

article, machine, equipment, or other contrivance if

it is listed in sections B. - N. or if uncontrolled

emissions never exceed two pounds per day unless:

a. The process, article, machine, equipment, or other

contrivance is subject to New Source Performance

Standards (NSPS) or National Emission Standards

for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS), or

b. The process, article, machine, equipment, or other

contrivance emits, in quantities determined to be

appropriate for review by the APCO, substances,

identified as toxic air contaminants or which are

under review as candidate toxic air contaminants

by the California Air Resources Board pursuant to

Health and Safety Code Section 39662, or

c. The APCO makes a determination that a permit shall

be required because the equipment may not operate

in compliance with all district rules and

regulations.

2. An otherwise exempt piece of equipment requires a

permit if it is part of a process that requires a

permit.

3. The APCO may require recordkeeping to verify or

maintain any exemption.

B. Combustion and Heat Transfer Equipment

1. Piston type internal combustion engines with a

manufacturer's maximum continuous rating of 50 brake

horsepower (bhp) or less or gas turbine engines with a

maximum heat input rate of 3,000,000 British thermal

units (Btu) per hour or less at ISO Standard Day

Conditions. The ratings of all engines or turbines

used in the same process will be accumulated to

determine whether this exemption applies.

2. Any combustion equipment that has a maximum heat input

rate of less than 2,000,000 Btu per hour (gross) and

is equipped to be fired exclusively with purchased

quality natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or any

combination thereof. The ratings of all combustion

equipment used in the same process will be accumulated

to determine whether this exemption applies.

3. Internal combustion engines used solely as a source of

standby power and that are operated less than 100

hours per year or 1) are only used for power when

normal power line service fails, or 2) are only used

for the emergency pumping of water. This exemption

does not include IC engines used as standby power due

to a voluntary reduction in power by the power

company.



C. Vehicles

1. Motor vehicles as defined by the Vehicle Code of the

State of California but not including any article,

machine, equipment, or other contrivance mounted on

such vehicle, that would otherwise require a permit

under the provisions of these rules and regulations.

2. Locomotives, airplanes and watercraft used to

transport passengers or freight. This exemption is

not intended to apply to equipment used for the

dredging of waterways or to equipment used in pile

driving adjacent to or in waterways.

D. Residential Structures

1. Any structure designed for and used exclusively as a

dwelling for not more than four families and any

incinerator used exclusively in connection with such a

structure.

E. Cooling Towers

1. Water cooling towers that have a circulation rate of

less than 10,000 gallons/minute and which are not used

for cooling of process water, water from barometric

jets or water from barometric condensers.

F. Printing and Reproduction Equipment

1. Printing and related coating or laminating equipment

not using more than two gallons of graphic arts

material per day. This exemption shall not include

equipment associated with wood flat stock coating

operations.

2. Photographic process equipment by which an image is

reproduced upon material sensitized to radiant energy

and control equipment venting exclusively such

equipment.

G. Food Processing

1. Equipment, excluding boilers, used in eating

establishments or other retail establishments for the

purpose of preparing food for human consumption.

2. Mixers and blenders used in bakeries where the

products are edible and intended for human

consumption. Ovens at bakeries whose total production

is less than 1,000 pounds of product per operating

day.

3. Equipment used exclusively to grind, blend or package

tea, cocoa, spices or roasted coffee and control

equipment venting exclusively such equipment.

4. Smokehouses for preparing food in which the maximum

horizontal inside cross-section area does not exceed

20 square feet.

5. Barbeque equipment which is not used for commercial

purposes.

6. Confection cookers where products are edible and

intended for human consumption and control equipment

venting exclusively such equipment.

H. Plastic/Rubber Processing

1. The following uncontrolled equipment or process using

material containing VOCs, when emissions of VOCs from

the equipment or process do not exceed five lbs in any

one day:

a. Foam manufacturing or application

b. Fiberglass reinforced plastic fabrication

c. Plastics manufacturing

2. Equipment used exclusively for extruding rubber

products or plastic where no plasticizer or blowing

agent is present, or for pelletizing polystyrene foam

scraps except equipment used to extrude or to

pelletize acrylics, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene,

and their copolymers.

3. Ovens used exclusively for the curing, softening, or

annealing of plastics. This exemption shall not apply

to ovens used to cure fiberglass reinforced plastics.

I. Storage and Transfer Equipment

1. Unheated organic liquid containers with capacities of

not more than 250 gallons.

2. Mobile transport tanks or delivery tanks or cargo

tanks on vehicles for delivery of VOCs except asphalt

tankers used to transport and transfer hot asphalt for

roofing applications.

3. Equipment used exclusively for the storage of unheated

organic material with an initial boiling point of 302o

F or greater, or with an organic vapor pressure of 0.1

psi absolute or less at 70o F as determined by the

following ASTM test methods:

a. ASTM D 2879-86, "Standard Test Method for Vapor

Pressure-Temperature Relationship and Initial

Decomposition Temperature of Liquids by

Isoteniscope"

b. ASTM 1078-86, "Standard Test Method for

Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids"

4. Equipment used exclusively for the unheated

underground storage of 6,077 gallons or less of

organic liquids with a vapor pressure of 1.5 psi

absolute or less at actual storage conditions.

Equipment used exclusively for the transfer to or from

such storage of organic liquids with a vapor pressure

of 1.5 psi absolute or less at actual storage

conditions. Vapor pressure to be determined by ASTM D

2879-86, "Standard Test Method for Vapor

Pressure-Temperature Relationship and Initial

Decomposition Temperature of Liquids by Isoteniscope".

5. The temporary storage of gasoline in flexible

containers to support equipment responding to an

emergency or for the purposes of training to support

such equipment.

6. Equipment used exclusively for the storage and

transfer of fresh, commercial or purer grades of:

a. Sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid with an acid

strength of 99 percent or less by weight.

b. Nitric acid with an acid strength of 70 percent or

less by weight.

7. Equipment used exclusively for the storage and

transfer of liquid soaps, liquid detergents, vegetable

oils, waxes and wax emulsions.

8. Equipment used exclusively for the storage and

transfer of lubricating oils.

9. Equipment used exclusively for the storage and

transfer of gasoline having a storage capacity of less

than 1,500 gallons.

J. Surface Coating and Cleaning Operations

1. Application equipment for architectural surface

coatings used for commercial or residential

applications.

2. Unheated non-conveyorized, cleaning equipment: (Does

not include control enclosures)

a. With an open surface area of 10.8 sq. feet or less

with an internal volume of 92.5 gallons or less,

and

b. Using only organic solvents with an initial

boiling point of 302 F or greater as determined by

ASTM test method 1078-86, "Standard Test Method

for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic

Liquids".

c. Less than 25 gallons of solvent per year are lost

to the atmosphere from all such equipment.

Solvent lost shall not include solvent that is

recycled or disposed of properly. Any person

claiming exemption pursuant to this subsection

shall maintain adequate monthly records to

substantiate their exempt status.

3. Surface coating equipment using a combined total of

one gallon per day or less of coating material and

solvent.

K. Agricultural Operations

1. Any equipment used in agricultural operations in the

growing of crops or the raising of fowl or animals.

This exemption is not intended to apply to the

operation of orchard and citrus grove heaters. In no

event shall a permit be denied an operator of such

heaters if the heaters produce unconsumed solid

carbonaceous matter at the rate of one gram per minute

or less.

L. Structure and Equipment

1. Repairs or maintenance not involving structural

changes to any equipment for which a permit has been

granted.

2. Structural changes which cannot change the quality,

nature or quantity of air contaminant emissions.

3. Identical replacement in whole or in part of any

article, machine, equipment or other contrivance,

where a Permit to Operate had previously been granted

for such equipment under Rule 202.

4. Vacuum-cleaning systems used exclusively for

industrial, commercial or residential housekeeping

purposes.

M. General Utility Equipment

1. Comfort air conditioning or ventilating systems which

are not designed or used to remove air contaminants

generated by or released from specific units of

equipment.

2. Refrigeration units except those used as or in

conjunction with air pollution control equipment.

3. Equipment used exclusively for steam cleaning.

4. Blast cleaning equipment in which suspension of

abrasive in water is used and control equipment

venting exclusively such equipment.

5. Equipment used exclusively for space heating other

than boilers.

N. Miscellaneous

1. Equipment used exclusively for inspection of metal

products and control equipment venting exclusively

such equipment.

2. Brazing, soldering or welding equipment and control

equipment venting exclusively such equipment.

3. Kilns used exclusively for firing ceramic ware except

those fired by fuel oil.

4. Equipment used exclusively for dyeing, stripping or

bleaching of textiles where no organic solvents,

diluents or thinners are used.

5. Laundry dryers, extractors or tumblers used for

fabrics cleaned only with water solutions of bleach or

detergent, and control equipment exclusively venting

such equipment.