WSR 23-22-077
[Filed October 26, 2023, 4:13 p.m., effective December 1, 2023]
Effective Date of Rule: December 1, 2023.
Purpose: The proposed amendments to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) Regulation I, Section 7.09 would remove the requirement that reports submitted electronically also be submitted in paper form for record purposes. The proposal would provide clarity that a report submitted to PSCAA as an attachment to an email message would fulfill the requirements of that section.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Regulation I, Section 7.09.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70A.15 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 23-17-037 on August 9, 2023.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The CR-102 form filed with the code reviser in August 2023 included proposed revisions to both Sections 5.05 and 7.09 of PSCAA Regulation I. At the PSCAA board meeting on September 28, 2023, the board instructed PSCAA staff to leave the options for registered sources the same; therefore, PSCAA is proceeding only with the changes to Section 7.09 and leaving Section 5.05 unchanged. The text of the changes to Section 7.09 remains the same as published with the code reviser.
Date Adopted: October 26, 2023.
Christine S. Cooley
Executive Director
(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 (excluding lead, but including lead compounds). . . .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
lead. . . .0.5
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, except lead which must be reported to the nearest tenth of a ton. 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 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; 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)) 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)) report is received by the Agency e-mail system shall be considered the submitted date of the report. An email message to the Agency with a link to a file-sharing or folder-sharing site requiring a document download by the Agency will not meet the requirement in this section. ((Original written documents shall also be submitted for record purposes.)) Nothing in this section waives or modifies any requirements established under other applicable regulations.