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(A)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart Dc, industrial, commercial, and institutional steam generating units;

(B)40 CFR Part 60, Subparts K, Ka, or Kb, volatile organic liquid storage vessels;

(C)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart AAA, new residential wood heaters; or

(D)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart JJJ, petroleum dry cleaners; or

(E)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart WWW, municipal solid waste landfills;

(F)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart IIII, stationary compression ignition internal combustion engines; or

(G)40 CFR Part 60, Subpart JJJJ, stationary spark ignition internal combustion engines;

(2)national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants under 15A NCAC 02D .1110 or 40 CFR Part 61, except asbestos demolition and renovation activities, which are eligible for exemption under Paragraph (c) of this Rule;
(3)prevention of significant deterioration under 15A NCAC 02D .0530;
(4)new source review under 15A NCAC 02D .0531 or .0532;
(5)sources of volatile organic compounds subject to the requirements of 15A NCAC 02D .0900 that are located in Mecklenburg County according to 15A NCAC 02D .0902(e);(d);
(6)sources required to apply maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for hazardous air pollutants under 15A NCAC 02D .1109, .1111, .1112, or 40 CFR Part 63 that are required to have a permit under Section .0500 of this Subchapter;
(7)sources at facilities subject to 15A NCAC 02D .1100.  (If a source does not emit a toxic air pollutant for which the facility at which it is located has been modeled, it shall be exempted from needing a permit if it qualifies for one of the exemptions in Paragraph (c) of this Rule).
(c)  The following activities do not need a permit or permit modification under Section .0300 of this Subchapter; however, the Director may require the owner or operator of these activities to register them under 15A NCAC 02D .0200:
(1)activities exempted because of category:

(A)maintenance, upkeep, and replacement:

(i)maintenance, structural changes, or repairs which do not change the capacity of such process, fuel-burning, refuse-burning, or control equipment, and do not involve any change in quality or nature or increase in quantity of emission of regulated air pollutants;

(ii)housekeeping activities or building maintenance procedures, including painting buildings, resurfacing floors, roof repair, washing, portable vacuum cleaners, sweeping, use and associated storage of janitorial products, or insulation removal;

(iii)use of office supplies, supplies to maintain copying equipment, or blueprint machines;

(iv)use of fire fighting equipment;

(v)paving parking lots; or

(vi)replacement of existing equipment with equipment of the same size, type, and function that does not result in an increase to the actual or potential emission of regulated air pollutants and that does not affect the compliance status, and with replacement equipment that fits the description of the existing equipment in the permit, including the application, such that the replacement equipment can be operated under that permit without any changes in the permit;

(B)air conditioning or ventilation: comfort air conditioning or comfort

ventilating systems that do not transport, remove, or exhaust regulated air pollutants to the atmosphere;

(C)laboratory activities:

(i)bench-scale, on-site equipment used exclusively for chemical or physical analysis for quality control purposes, staff instruction, water or wastewater analyses, or non-production environmental compliance assessments;

(ii)bench-scale experimentation, chemical or physical analyses, training or instruction from not-for-profit, non-production educational laboratories;

(iii)bench-scale experimentation, chemical or physical analyses, training or instruction from hospitals or health laboratories pursuant to the determination or diagnoses of illness; or

(iv)research and development laboratory activities provided the activity produces no commercial product or feedstock material;

(D)storage tanks:

(i)storage tanks used solely to store fuel oils, kerosene, diesel, crude oil, used motor oil, lubricants, cooling oils, natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas;

(ii)storage tanks used to store gasoline or ethanol-based fuels for which there are no applicable requirements except Stage I controls under 15A NCAC 02D .0928;

(iii)storage tanks used solely to store inorganic liquids; or

(iv)storage tanks or vessels used for the temporary containment of materials resulting from an emergency response to an unanticipated release of hazardous materials;

(E)combustion and heat transfer equipment:

(i)space heaters burning distillate oil, kerosene, natural gas, or liquefied petroleum gas operating by direct heat transfer and used solely for comfort heat;

(ii)residential wood stoves, heaters, or fireplaces;

(iii)hot water heaters which are used for domestic purposes only and are not used to heat process water;

(F)wastewater treatment processes: industrial wastewater treatment processes or municipal wastewater treatment processes for which there are no applicable requirements;

(G)gasoline distribution: gasoline service stations or gasoline dispensing facilities;

(H)dispensing equipment: equipment used solely to dispense diesel fuel, kerosene, lubricants or cooling oils;

(I)solvent recycling: portable solvent distillation systems used for on-site solvent recycling if:

(i)The portable solvent distillation system is not:

(I)owned by the facility, and

(II)operated at the facility for more than seven consecutive days; and

(ii)The material recycled is recycled at the site of origin;


(i)electric motor burn-out ovens with secondary combustion chambers or afterburners;

(ii)electric motor bake-on ovens;

(iii)burn-off ovens for paint-line hangers with afterburners;

(iv)hosiery knitting machines and associated lint screens, hosiery dryers and associated lint screens, and hosiery dyeing processes where bleach or solvent dyes are not used;

(v)blade wood planers planing only green wood;

(K)solid waste landfills: municipal solid waste landfills (This Part does not apply to flares and other sources of combustion at solid waste landfills; these flares and other combustion sources are required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless they qualify for another exemption under this Paragraph.);


(i)motor vehicles, aircraft, marine vessels, locomotives, tractors or other self-propelled vehicles with internal combustion engines;

(ii)non-self-propelled non-road engines, except generators, regulated by rules adopted under Title II of the Federal Clean Air Act (Generators are required to be permitted under 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 unless they qualify for another exemption under this Paragraph.);

(iii)portable generators regulated by rules adopted under Title II of the Federal Clean Air Act;

(iv)equipment used for the preparation of food for direct on-site human consumption;

(v)a source whose emissions are regulated only under Section 112(r) or Title VI of the Federal Clean Air Act;

(vi)exit gases from in-line process analyzers;

22:23                                                               NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER                                           JUNE 2, 2008


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