WSR 08-20-077

PERMANENT RULES

PUGET SOUND

CLEAN AIR AGENCY

[ Filed September 26, 2008, 11:04 a.m. , effective November 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: November 1, 2008.

Purpose: To clarify what constitutes "on time" submittal of compliance reports sent by operating permit sources; and to require reports to be submitted by both e-mail and postal service after June 30, 2009.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Section 7.09 of Regulation I.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-062 on August 18, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 25, 2008.

Dennis J. McLerran

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION


REGULATION I SECTION 7.09 GENERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATING PERMITS

(a) Emission Reporting. An emission report shall be required from each owner or operator of an operating permit source, listing those air contaminants emitted during the previous calendar year that equal or exceed the following (tons/year):

carbon monoxide (CO) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

facility combined total of all toxic air

contaminant (TAC) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

any single toxic air contaminant (TAC) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

particulate matter (PM10) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Annual emission rates shall be reported to the nearest whole tons per year for only those air contaminants that equal or exceed the thresholds above. The owner or operator of a source requiring a Title V operating permit under this Article shall maintain records of information necessary to document any reported emissions or to demonstrate that the emissions were less than the above amounts.

(b) Operation and Maintenance Plan. Owners or operators of air contaminant sources subject to ((Regulation I)) Article 7 of this regulation shall develop and implement an operation and maintenance plan to assure continuous compliance with Regulations I, II, and III. A copy of the plan shall be filed with the Control Officer upon request. The plan shall reflect good industrial practice and shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Periodic inspection of all equipment and control equipment;

(2) Monitoring and recording of equipment and control equipment performance;

(3) Prompt repair of any defective equipment or control equipment;

(4) Procedures for start up, shut down, and normal operation;

(5) The control measures to be employed to assure compliance with Section 9.15 of this regulation ((Regulation I)); and

(6) A record of all actions required by the plan.

The plan shall be reviewed by the source owner or operator at least annually and updated to reflect any changes in good industrial practice.

(c) Compliance Reports. After June 30, 2009, owners or operators of air contaminant sources subject to Article 7 of this regulation shall submit complete copies of all required compliance reports to this Agency in electronic format as an attachment to an e-mail message. The date the document is received by the Agency e-mail system shall be considered the submitted date of the report. Original written documents shall also be submitted for record purposes. Nothing in this section waives or modifies any requirements established under other applicable regulations.

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