VENTURA COUNTY AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

Rule 26-3 New Source Review - Exemptions

(Adopted 10/22/91, Revised 2/13/96)

A. Exemptions from New Source Review

An exemption from the requirements of Rule 26.2 and 26.10 shall be allowed for the following:

  1. Any emissions unit which is required to obtain a Permit to Operate from the District due to a revision to Rule 23, provided the emissions unit was operated within Ventura County before the date on which a Permit to Operate is required by such revision to Rule 23 and the application for a Permit to Operate is submitted no later than one year after the date on which a Permit to Operate is required by such revision to Rule 23.

  2. Any emissions unit which is required to obtain a Permit to Operate from the District due to a change in the area for which the District is designated the corresponding onshore area, provided the emissions unit was operated within such area before the effective date of the change in designation.

  3. A relocation of an emissions unit within Ventura County where the new location is no more than five miles from the previous location and provided that there is no emission increase.

  4. Any stationary source which is required to obtain a Permit to Operate solely because of permit renewal or a transfer of ownership.

B. Exemptions from Best Available Control Technology Requirements

An exemption from the requirements of Rule 26.2.A shall be allowed for the following:

  1. A modified emissions unit where the modification is made for the purpose of complying with a regulatory requirement that applies to the emissions unit and where there is no increase in throughput. This exemption shall not apply to any pollutant for which there is an emission increase.

  2. A modified emissions unit where the modification is made for the purpose of reducing the emission of air pollutants and where there is no increase in throughput.

C. Exemptions from Offset Requirements

An exemption from the requirements of Rule 26.2.B shall be allowed for the following:

  1. Gasoline dispensing facilities which dispense gasoline into the fuel tanks of motor vehicles or marine pleasure craft.

  2. Dry cleaning facilities which use only perchloroethylene or chlorofluorocarbons.